Thursday 10th August 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 2

38-6 FT

( 26-6 HT )

Attendance: 5,607

Official: B Thaler

Venue: The Beaumont Legal Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Joe Arundel, Ben Jones-Bishop, Scott Grix, Jacob Miller, Matty Ashurst, Bill Tupou,

  • Goals
    Liam Finn 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Adam Cuthbertson,

  • Goals
    Kallum Watkins,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Jacob Miller enjoyed a dream comeback as Wakefield Trinity boosted their fading play-off hopes with a 38-6 rout of West Yorkshire rivals Leeds Rhinos at Belle Vue.

Trinity, one of the season's surprise packages, had fallen away in recent weeks but they returned to form in style against an out-of-sorts Rhinos.

Miller had been a big miss for Wakefield during their poor run but his return from a broken leg was key to Chris Chester’s side climbing back into the top four.

Joe Arundel’s early effort set the tone for a dominant first-half performance by Wakefield as further tries from Ben Jones-Bishop, Scott Grix and Miller gave them a 26-6 lead at the break.

Adam Cuthbertson’s 10th-minute leveller was all Leeds had to show from a disappointing opening 40 minutes and it got little better for the Rhinos after the break with Matty Ashurst and Bill Tupou completing Wakefield’s biggest Betfred Super League win over their neighbours.

Wakefield coach Chester said: "We’ve copped some criticism over the last seven days and rightly so because the performance last week wasn’t to the standards we’ve set ourselves. But we answered a few questions tonight.

"We’ve shown with this performance tonight we’re not here to make the numbers up. We've got as good a chance as anybody competing for the top four."

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: "Wakefield were really good. They were up for the fight and doing the tough stuff.

"We started off okay but we started to look for answers with too many passes and offloads, although that's not why we lost.

"It’s been a while since we’ve been beaten significantly like that."

 

  • 76: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Bill Tupou
  • 76: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 51: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Matty Ashurst
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 39: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Jacob Miller
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 28: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Scott Grix
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • 26: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 10: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • 10: TRY! scored for Leeds by Adam Cuthbertson
  • 4: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Joe Arundel
  • 4: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Liam Finn
  • Key Performers

    Carl Ablett

    Tackles 42

    Adam Cuthbertson

    Tackles 41
    Offloads 5

    Stevie Ward

    Tackles 47

    Matt Parcell

    Tackles 46

    Keegan Hirst

    Metres 149

    Scott Grix

    Metres 131

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wakefield Trinity 6
    Leeds Rhinos 1

    Goals:

    Wakefield Trinity 7
    Leeds Rhinos 1

    METRES:

    Wakefield Trinity 1459
    Leeds Rhinos 967

    CARRIES:

    Wakefield Trinity 205
    Leeds Rhinos 155

    TACKLES:

    Wakefield Trinity 276
    Leeds Rhinos 417

    OFFLOADS:

    Wakefield Trinity 12
    Leeds Rhinos 18

    PENALTIES:

    Wakefield Trinity 9
    Leeds Rhinos 9

    BREAKS:

    Wakefield Trinity 3
    Leeds Rhinos 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mat Ashurst 1 1 28 7 1 2 0 13 91 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Miller 1 0 16 1 3 3 4 12 75 6.25 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Ben Jones-Bishop 1 0 5 0 0 1 0 11 62 5.64 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Arundel 1 0 22 2 1 2 0 12 91 7.58 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Bill Tupou 1 0 7 0 1 1 0 11 92 8.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Grix 1 2 5 0 1 4 2 7 131 18.71 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James Hasson 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 11 50 4.55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dean Hadley 0 0 24 2 0 1 0 9 57 6.33 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Annakin 0 0 17 1 0 0 0 4 21 5.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 12 2 2 3 0 19 149 7.84 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 18 1 2 0 0 19 102 5.37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Kirmond 0 0 17 1 2 0 0 10 58 5.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    David Fifita 0 0 18 1 0 4 0 15 119 7.93 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Kyle Wood 0 1 25 2 1 4 0 16 122 7.63 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Anthony England 0 0 17 1 2 0 0 18 109 6.06 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Liam Finn 0 0 21 2 1 0 7 2 10 5.00 0 0 1 0 7 0 1 1
    Reece Lyne 0 0 21 5 1 4 0 16 120 7.50 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Adam Cuthbertson 1 0 41 8 0 2 0 14 72 5.14 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 12 0 3 2 0 13 80 6.15 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 40 5 2 0 0 11 49 4.45 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 16 109 6.81 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Ash Golding 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 9 50 5.56 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Hall 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 13 58 4.46 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Joel Moon 0 0 20 1 3 2 1 8 57 7.13 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Danny McGuire 0 1 13 1 3 1 3 4 18 4.50 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 41 8 3 0 0 11 90 8.18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Parcell 0 0 46 8 1 1 1 7 63 9.00 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 43 7 6 0 0 8 67 8.38 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Carl Ablett 0 0 42 7 3 5 0 12 61 5.08 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 3
    Stevie Ward 0 0 47 8 1 2 0 9 53 5.89 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Rob Burrow 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 62 7.75 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brett Delaney 0 0 29 3 1 0 0 7 56 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 30 6 1 0 0 5 22 4.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties