Leeds Rhinos scored 43 unanswered points in the second half at the KC Stadium tonight to emerge with a 12-43 victory against a Hull side that had dominated the first half to lead 12-0 at half-time.
And Hull, who scored two first-half tries by Leon Pryce, both converted by Marc Sneyd, were so dominant in the first half that they could have been even further ahead.
But the second half was a totally different story, and the Rhinos’ dominance began in the first set of tackles, when Brad Singleton made a break from deep and handed on to Danny McGuire to begin the Leeds fightback.
Singleton then scored himself, and tries flowed regularly for the Rhinos, with McGuire touching down after supporting a break by Kallum Watkins, before Watkins scored himself when breaking from the half-way line.
Leeds prop Kylie Leuluai scored the Rhinos’ fifth try from clever halfback play by Rob Burrow, and it was Burrow himself who scored the Rhinos’ final two tries, the last when he followed up his own grubber to touch down.
Leeds skipper Kevin Sinfield added all seven conversions and a field-goal for 15 points in total. It means that Sinfield has overtaken John Woods to become the fourth highest points scorer of all time.
A full report, analaysis and photos from tonight’s game will feature in the next edition of Rugby League Express.