Super League: Leeds Rhinos too strong for London Broncos at Headingley
Last Updated: 12/04/13 9:59pm
Leeds Rhinos continued their fine form at Headingley on Friday night with a comfortable 30-6 success over Super League strugglers London Broncos.
Joel Moon crossed twice for the champions with Zak Hardaker, Danny McGuire and Kallum Watkins also scoring while Alex Hurst bagged a late consolation for the visitors.
The damp conditions would work in their favour for the opening score, though, with McGuire's sliding kick sitting up nicely for Moon in the eighth minute. Captain Kevin Sinfield added the extras from wide out.
Despite conditions Leeds were doing their best to be expansive and Watkins had joy down the right, skinning opposite number Kieran Dixon but, with support lacking as he broke clear, his hack ahead was mopped up by full-back Hurst.
With chances at a premium Sinfield took the opportunity to split the posts with a 21st-minute penalty, but McGuire was not as ruthless shortly after when he broke through but chose to go alone instead of passing and was quickly scragged down.
It took London - who lost hooker Chad Randall to a first-minute leg injury - until the 36th minute to even look like scoring - Chris Melling's kick ahead too heavy for Tommy Lee - but they still went into the half-time interval well in the game.
That would change three minutes after the resumption, however, as Moon snapped up a short Sinfield pass to drag himself over, with the provider slotting the extras from close to the touchline.
A 14-point cushion looked sufficient against London's non-existent attack and when Hardaker dotted down a Paul McShane kick for his first try since breaking a thumb in February, the game was up, Sinfield's conversion taking the lead out to 20.
Leeds had the luxury of sending on young forward Brad Singleton for some valuable experience and he was soon making an impact too as he broke through to send McGuire in under the posts, with Sinfield converting his half-back partner's fourth of the season.
Only some smart work from Hurst stopped Rob Burrow turning a jet-heeled break into another score, before the full-back took in Craig Gower's pass for London's try.
The last word would go to Leeds, though, with Watkins on the spot to tidy up after London made a hash of gathering a loose ball, with Sinfield's first miss of the night following.
First Utility Super League
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield Giants24 - 24Leeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC24 - 20Salford Red Devils
St Helens44 - 4Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan Warriors60 - 0Hull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
Hull K RvsWakefield Wildcats
Fri 8th May
Salford Red DevilsvsHuddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 21st May
Castleford TigersvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC0 - 0St Helens
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
Salford Red DevilsvsWarrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 30th May
Salford Red DevilsvsWidnes Vikings
Hull FCvsHull K R
Leeds RhinosvsWigan Warriors
Sun 31st May
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
St HelensvsWarrington Wolves
Castleford TigersvsWakefield Wildcats
Thu 4th Jun
Widnes VikingsvsHull FC
Fri 5th Jun
St Helens0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sun 7th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wigan Warriors
Hull K R0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 11th Jun
Leeds RhinosvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 12th Jun
St HelensvsWigan Warriors
Sat 13th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsHull FC
Sun 14th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Hull K R0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Thu 18th Jun
Castleford TigersvsSt Helens
Fri 19th Jun
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sat 20th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsWakefield Wildcats
Sun 21st Jun
Hull K R0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington WolvesvsWigan Warriors
Super League 2013, round twelve
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