Super League  Thursday 28th March 2013  Headingley Carnegie Stadium  Att: 16,604

Squad

Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, McShane, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Achurch, Moore, Vickery.

Squad

Donaldson, Sidlow, Langley, Manuokafoa, Bateman, Diskin, Kearney, Scruton, L'Estrange, Purtell, Lulia, Whitehead, Kear, Sammut, Addy, Olbison, Walker, Blythe, Foster.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Jamie Peacock

Mitch Achurch

Kallum Watkins

GOAL SCORERS:

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Adam Sidlow

Tom Olbison

Adrian Purtell

GOAL SCORERS:

Jamie Foster

Jamie Foster

Jamie Foster

Full Report

Match Official: P Bentham

A dramatic last-minute try by substitute Adam Sidlow earned Bradford Bulls a thrilling draw after Leeds Rhinos' former England captain Jamie Peacock had been sin-binned for dissent.

The champions looked to have taken the derby spoils courtesy of Peacock's first try against his old club which put them into an 18-12 lead but he was yellow-carded three minutes from the end and the 12-man Rhinos could not hang on.

In a pulsating finish, Leeds skipper Kevin Sinfield had what would have been a match-winning drop-goal ruled out because of a push by Peacock on Bulls second-rower John Bateman, while he was wide with another attempt.

It meant a seventh draw of the Super League season but just reward for Bradford centre Adrian Purtell, who scored his first try since suffering a heart attack in the aftermath of his last meeting with Leeds 10 months ago.

The Bulls were good value for their point, especially after recovering from a calamitous start in which they conceded a try within 24 seconds and had a lucky escape three minutes later after failing to cope with Sinfield's kicking game.

The Rhinos gained possession from their own kick-off when the ball bounced wickedly into the grateful hands of onrushing second rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan and full-back Kallum Watkins took Sinfield's pass to score from the next play.

The champions looked to have added a second try before Bradford could recover, with winger Ryan Hall touching down after full-back Brett Kearney had been deceived by Joel Moon's grubber kick.

Video referee Ian Smith disallowed the try because Jones-Buchanan was offside from the kick.

The Bulls made the most of the let-off as they gradually worked their way into the game to take a 12-6 lead by the quarter mark.

Purtell took Elliott Whitehead's superb offload to finish off a scintillating move that featured six pairs of hands and second rower Tom Olbison caught the Leeds defence napping by scoring from dummy-half after the dangerous Jarrod Sammut had been tackled short of the line.

Jamie Foster added both conversions and the Bulls also extended their lead on 22 minutes when stand-off Danny Addy forced his way to the line only to lose control of the ball.

Leeds drew level six minutes later when 6ft 5in forward Mitch Achurch proved unstoppable after taking Sinfield's pass 10 metres out to crash over for his first every Super League try; Sinfield kicked his second goal.

The game swung back in the Rhinos' favour in the third quarter after the Bulls were starved of possession.

Jones-Buchanan got over the line on 51 minutes without being able to ground the ball but there was no stopping Peacock moments later as he took three defenders with him to register his second try of the season.

Sinfield's third goal made it 18-12 but the score only served to spur the visitors, who put the Leeds defence under enormous pressure.

Bateman put his side in a great attacking position with a ball steal on Carl Ablett and, with Sammut and Kearney teasing and tormenting the home defence, Leeds were forced to scramble to keep their line intact.

Somehow the champions survived and, as the tension grew, tempers boiled over when Leeds took exception to Whitehead's tackle on Jones-Buchanan and referee Phil Bentham was forced to deliver a lecture to calm things down.

Sinfield thought he had made the game safe with a drop goal nine minutes from the end but the score was disallowed for Peacock's push and the Leeds skipper was also wide with another attempt.

In a dramatic finish, Sammut was brought down inches short of the line and Leeds were reduced to 12 men when Peacock was shown a yellow card for dissent.

Bradford immediately took advantage of the extra man, with Sidlow going through a yawning gap in the Leeds defence for his side's third try and Foster's third goal locked up the scores.

Match Action

  • 79m
    try

    Adam Sidlow

    Bradford

  • 79m
    goal

    Jamie Foster

    Bradford

  • 52m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 52m
    try

    Jamie Peacock

    Leeds

  • 34m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Peacock

    Leeds

  • 34m
    interchange_on

    Richard Moore

    Leeds

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Brett Delaney

    Leeds

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Stevie Ward

    Leeds

  • 30m
    interchange_off

    Chev Walker

    Bradford

  • 30m
    interchange_on

    John Bateman

    Bradford

  • 29m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 29m
    try

    Mitch Achurch

    Leeds

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Ryan Bailey

    Leeds

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Mitch Achurch

    Leeds

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Matt Diskin

    Bradford

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Heath L'Estrange

    Bradford

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Nick Scruton

    Bradford

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Jamie Langley

    Bradford

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Ian Kirke

    Leeds

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Kylie Leuluai

    Leeds

  • 21m
    goal

    Jamie Foster

    Bradford

  • 21m
    try

    Tom Olbison

    Bradford

  • 13m
    goal

    Jamie Foster

    Bradford

  • 13m
    try

    Adrian Purtell

    Bradford

  • 1m
    try

    Kallum Watkins

    Leeds

  • 1m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds