Super League  Monday 1st April 2013  Stade Gilbert Brutus  Att: 9,465

Squad

Blanch, Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Elima, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Anderson, Mounis, Pelissier, Millard, Pala, Simon, Fakir, Paea, Baitieri, Vaccari, Escare.

Squad

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

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Thomas Bosc

Leon Pryce

GOAL SCORERS:

Thomas Bosc

Thomas Bosc

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Jamie Jones-Buchanan

Paul McShane

Joel Moon

GOAL SCORERS:

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

Kevin Sinfield

DROP GOAL SCORERS:

Kevin Sinfield

Full Report

Match Official: B Thaler

Leeds Rhinos ended Catalan Dragons’ unbeaten home record with a backs-to-the-wall victory that saw them on the wrong end of the penalty count and down a man after the dismissal of Ryan Bailey in the 48th minute.

Catalan struggled in wet conditions as they continually dropped the ball at crucial times with Zeb Taia, Louis Anderson and Jamal Fakir all accountable.

Kevin Sinfield led the way with 15 points as the Rhinos bounced back from the disappointment of drawing their last game against Bradford Bulls with a superb victory achieved in spite of Bailey's removal for a late, shoulder-high challenge on Thomas Bosc.

Leeds took the lead in the eighth minute when they sent the ball wide to Stevie Ward, who found Joel Moon; the Australian managed to slide over the line before his legs hit the touchline despite the best efforts of Damien Blanch and Sinfield continued his impressive goal-kicking streak with the touchline conversion.

Catalan tried to exert pressure on the Leeds line and thought they had scored in the 17th minute as Mathias Pala dived for Bosc's kick only for Leeds winger Joe Vickery to get back and knock the ball dead.

Sinfield extended the Rhinos' lead further in the 22nd minute with a penalty.

Catalan continued to press but failed to break the Leeds defensive line and frustration told four minutes before the break when Eloi Pelissier shoulder-charged Rob Burrow off the ball.

Referee Ben Thaler awarded Leeds a penalty in front of the posts and Sinfield added his third goal of the evening to give Leeds a 10-0 half-time lead.

As has been the pattern in recent weeks, Catalan came out firing after the break and were helped after Bailey was sent off for his unnecessary takedown on Bosc.

From the resulting penalty Pelissier fed Leon Pryce and the former St Helens man stepped his way to the Leeds line to score Catalan's first points of the night. Bosc added the conversion.

It was Bosc five minutes later who saw Catalan into the lead as he sold Burrow an outrageous dummy to score underneath the posts and make his conversion attempt a formality.

Sinfield levelled the scores on the hour mark as he added his fourth goal of the evening after Carl Ablett was taken out off the ball.

The result could have gone either way at that stage but in the last 12 minutes, Leeds ran riot.

Paul McShane dummied his way to the line from two metres out, fooling Remi Casty and Morgan Escare.

Sinfield added the conversion and, with 10 minutes to go, a drop goal to give the Rhinos a 19-12 lead.

Two minutes later Jamie Jones-Buchanan went over under the posts through the weak tackles of Casty and Escare. Sinfield again added the conversion to give the Rhinos an unassailable 13-point lead.

Sinfield added a further penalty and his seventh goal of the night with five minutes remaining to seal the win.

Match Action

  • 76m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 73m
    try

    Jamie Jones-Buchanan

    Leeds

  • 73m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 72m
    dropgoal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 68m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 68m
    try

    Paul McShane

    Leeds

  • 60m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 53m
    try

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 53m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 49m
    try

    Leon Pryce

    Catalan Dragons

  • 49m
    goal

    Thomas Bosc

    Catalan Dragons

  • 41m
    interchange_off

    Brett Delaney

    Leeds

  • 41m
    interchange_on

    Mitch Achurch

    Leeds

  • 38m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 32m
    interchange_on

    Eloi Pelissier

    Catalan Dragons

  • 32m
    interchange_off

    Ian Henderson

    Catalan Dragons

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Jamie Peacock

    Leeds

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Paul McShane

    Leeds

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Gregory Mounis

    Catalan Dragons

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Lopini Paea

    Catalan Dragons

  • 23m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Ryan Bailey

    Leeds

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Ian Kirke

    Leeds

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Remi Casty

    Catalan Dragons

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Jamal Fakir

    Catalan Dragons

  • 21m
    interchange_off

    Oliver Elima

    Catalan Dragons

  • 21m
    interchange_on

    Jason Baitieri

    Catalan Dragons

  • 9m
    try

    Joel Moon

    Leeds

  • 9m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds