Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield came into tonight’s game against Hull Kingston Rovers at Headingley just four points behind the legendary Gus Risman in the all-time Rugby League scoring lists, and by the end of the game his 16 points ensured that Sinfield will go into the record books once again, as he kicked six goals and scored the final try of the night.
The Rhinos were too strong for a young Hull KR, who competed well in the first half, but fell away in the second, scoring four tries but with Josh Mantellato unable to add any conversions.
The Rhinos went ahead after four minutes, when Stevie Ward went over from close to the line, with Sinfield converting.
The Robins struck back, however, with two quick tries from Kieran Dixon after some fine running and passing, to take a two-lead.
The Rhinos took the lead again, however, when Mitch Achurch crossed, closely followed by a fine Ryan Hall score, with Sinfield’s conversion making the score 18-8 after 23 minutes.
But again the Robins fought back, first through Ben Cockayne, and then, just before the break, Mantellato scoring in the corner, making the match finely poised at 18-16 at half-time.
The Rhinos doubled their score in the second half, however, with tries from Brad Singleton, a second try from Hall and finally Sinfield himself touching down two minutes before the final hooter.
A full report and photos from this game will feature in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express.