Super League: Leeds Rhinos bounce back to winning ways
Last Updated: 08/06/13 12:18am
Jimmy Keinhorst grabbed a hat-trick of tries on his first appearance for four months to help Leeds overcome a spirited Castleford and end their four-match losing run with a 42-24 success at Headingley.
Keinhorst made his mark on his return from a dual-registration spell with part-time neighbours Hunslet while 18-year-old winger Thomas Minns enjoyed his debut with the game's first try.
The champions were also indebted to a magnificent effort from veteran prop Jamie Peacock, who made his comeback a fortnight earlier than expected from a knee injury to lay the platform for the victory with a 68-minute display of power-packed rugby.
Castleford also played their part in a high-class match, with Rangi Chase a constant threat with his dazzling ball-handling skills and former Leeds player Jordan Tansey scoring two of their four tries.
Leeds, and Minns in particular, made a dream start when the first of a series of trademark mazy runs from Burrow created the position for McShane to get the youngster over for the game's first try with just four minutes on the clock.
But Leeds could not take their eyes off Chase, whose long pass got centre Michael Shenton racing through the Rhinos defence and the supporting Weller Hauraki dummied his way past Zak Hardaker for his first try for the club against his old team-mates.
Jamie Ellis' conversion edged the Tigers into a 6-4 lead but the champions showed their class with two tries in three minutes midway through the first half to seize control.
Props Ryan Bailey and Peacock were both held up over the line before Burrow got Keinhorst slipping through a gap in the Castleford defence to score his first try of the season.
Hardaker then brought the 17,035 crowd to its feet with a glorious 70-metre solo effort, taking Peacock's pass to go on an arcing run through the visitors' defence and accelerating past full-back Tansey to touch down.
Sinfield added both goals to put his side into a 16-6 lead but the Tigers were right back in the game four minutes before the break when highly-rated hooker Daryl Clark picked up a loose ball and raced into space to send Tansey over for a second try.
And they were back in front five minutes into the second half when prop Grant Millington broke from deep inside his own half to get Tansey over for his second try and Ellis' third goal made it 18-16.
The lead was once more short-lived as winger Ryan Hall reclaimed the ball from Sinfield's pinpoint kick to the corner and got Keinhorst over for his second try.
Sinfield's third goal made it 22-18 and Leeds almost scored again when centre Joel Moon broke clear but Minns was unable to take the final pass.
The decisive try came on 62 minutes and it was a carbon copy of the previous effort, with Sinfield and Hall combining superbly to get Keinhorst over for his hat-trick.
Castleford prop Craig Huby gave his side renewed hope when he juggled with Weller Hauraki's pass to score a fourth try but replacement forward Ian Kirke powered his way over and Moon touched down Burrow's grubber kick to add late tries for the Rhinos.
Sinfield took his goal tally to seven from eight attempts to give his side a flattering margin of victory.
First Utility Super League
Thu 23rd Apr
Wakefield Wildcats22 - 40Wigan Warriors
Fri 24th Apr
Hull FC4 - 24Huddersfield Giants
Leeds Rhinos10 - 29Warrington Wolves
St Helens34 - 16Widnes Vikings
Sat 25th Apr
Catalans Dragons32 - 24Hull K R
Sun 26th Apr
Salford Red Devils20 - 22Castleford Tigers
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield GiantsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC0 - 0Salford Red Devils
St Helens0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan WarriorsvsHull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
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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 Devils0 - 0Warrington 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
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Fri 5th Jun
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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
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