Super League: Rampant Rhinos run-in eight tries
Last Updated: 28/04/13 5:28pm
Leeds maintained their early title push with an eight-try 44-10 mauling of Hull KR at Craven Park on Sunday.
Three tries in five minutes either side of the break saw off the hosts, who only had a converted Cory Paterson try and late consolation from Omari Caro to show for their efforts.
Ryan Hall opened the scoring in the sixth minute after Rovers loanee Luke George spilled the ball 10 metres from his own line.
But Michael Dobson created an opening for Paterson to charge his way over the line to level the score at 4-4 and Dobson's conversion edged Rovers ahead approaching the 20 minute mark.
Rhinos missed a glorious opportunity to regain the lead five minutes later but Joel Moon's error let the Robins off the hook, however Danny McGuire soon sent Brett Delaney over close to the posts.
A clever kick from Rob Burrow sent Zak Hardaker for Leeds' third try and Mitch Achurch also crossed before the break as the visitors went in 20-6 to the good.
Two minutes into the second half Moon teased the Rovers defence with a couple of show-and-gos on his way over the line from 40 metres out. Sinfield converted to extend the advantage further.
It was the only score in the first 30 minutes of the second half as errors crept into both attacks to keep the score unchanged until Kallum Watkins scored Leeds' sixth try of the afternoon.
Carl Ablett did the hard work to send his winger away for the score and Sinfield added the extras to make it 32-6.
Sinfield was pulling the strings for the Rhinos and his 40/20 created his side's seventh try in the 74th minute. Ian Kirke found a way over the line to add to the home side's misery.
Trailing 38-6 with time running out, Rovers reached double figures in the 77th minute when Greg Eden's kick was grounded by Omari Caro, but it was far too little too late.
Dobson missed the conversion before Watkins burst through the KR defence to score the final try of the game from 65 metres. Sinfield's sixth conversion giving him 12 points on the day.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St HelensvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Super League 2013, round thirteen
A big win for Salford and a home loss for Catalans... Terry O'Connor reviews Round 13 of Super League.
Brian McDermott has warned Leeds not to rest on their laurels after the 44-10 Super League victory over Hull KR.
Warrington coach Tony Smith welcomed his team's strong defensive effort in the home 32-4 victory over Bradford.
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