Record surprises Leeds captain

Sinfield delighted to become club's record points scorer

Last Updated: 16/03/12 11:00pm

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Kevin Sinfield: surpassed Lewis Jones with 20-point haul against Salford

Kevin Sinfield: surpassed Lewis Jones with 20-point haul against Salford

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Leeds skipper Kevin Sinfield admitted he did not expect to set a new club record in the 56-16 Stobart Super League success at Salford.

"I have played in some amazing teams and have been lucky that most of the tries have been under the posts."
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Sinfield needed 16 points to pass Lewis Jones' haul of 2,920 points for the Rhinos.

And he finished with 20 points from a try and eight goals from 10 attempts, with Zak Hardaker scoring a hat-trick of touchdowns as Leeds made it four wins on the bounce.

"I thought it would be tough and did not think I would get close tonight, but I am delighted to do it," said Sinfield.

"I was a bit worried I may not score a try all season.

"I did not know how many points Lewis Jones had got when I started kicking, but it is more pleasing the way we played than beating the record.

"I have played in some amazing teams and have been lucky that most of the tries have been under the posts."

Recognition

Leeds coach Brian McDermott saluted Sinfield's effort: "Lewis Jones took longer to score his points than Kevin, who did not start kicking until 2003.

"To beat his record is incredible and it's also recognition of all the great teams Kevin has played in over the years.

"Salford did not give us too many gaps and we had to break them down.

"Salford coach Phil Veivers may be down and angry, but it was more about our performance.

"Zak Hardaker's evasive skills are top notch and the other centre Kallum Watkins isn't bad either."

Busted

Reds boss Veivers lamented his side's first-half show as they trailed 32-4 at the break.

"They blew us away in the first half and it was all over at half-time," he said.

"They got us down the short side a couple of times and missing individual contact in the tackle cost us dearly.

"We were a busted outfit in the second half."

The Reds lost Danny Williams (ankle), Shannan McPherson (knee), Chris Nero (concussion) and Matty Ashurst, who was suffering from tonsillitis, with Vinnie Anderson pulling a calf muscle.

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