Super League: Jamie Peacock marks special night with try for Leeds
Last Updated: 11/04/14 11:41pm
Jamie Peacock marked his 500th match with a try as Leeds thrashed Wakefield for a second time in less than a week, running out 42-6 winners at Headingley.
Peacock celebrated bringing up the milestone moment in terms of career appearances by touching down in the 58th minute against the same team he had faced when he making his debut for Bradford 15 years earlier.
In truth the Rhinos had already sewn up the two points by then, and they seemed set to record a shut-out success until Jarrod Sammut darted over with eight minutes left to play.
Still, it was no more than a consolation for the poor Wildcats, who had been crushed 60-6 by the same opponents at Belle Vue in the fourth round of the Tetley's Challenge Cup last Sunday.
Liam Sutcliffe, Ryan Hall, Tom Briscoe and Carl Ablett all crossed in the first half as ruthless Leeds made sure they showed no signs of complacency.
Wakefield's cause was not helped by the early loss of former Rhino Ali Lauitiiti with a leg injury and soon after they fell behind, Sutcliffe the man to go over.
Leeds did not have to wait long for their second try of the evening, Burrow kicking and finding Hall who brilliantly touched down out wide.
Fellow winger Briscoe was also amongst the home scorers; neat interplay between Kevin Sinfield and Kallum Watkins created the space Mitch Achurch needed to dummy and pass back inside to the former Hull man.
Leeds forced three goal-line drop outs as half-time approached and the pressure finally told as Ablett crashed over after Leeds had switched the ball from right to left, Sinfield converting to make it 24-0.
Tom's younger brother Luke Briscoe failed to convert Wakefield's best chance of points in the opening 40 minutes, the on-loan Leeds player juggling the ball when he looked set to go in.
The match was more even in the first 15 minutes of the second half as the Wildcats tried to claw their way back into the contest.
Yet for all their efforts it was the home team who grabbed the next try, and a special one it was too as Peacock collected Rob Burrow's dab through to bring up the loudest cheer of the night.
Chris Clarkson soon followed him over the line before Wakefield half-back Sammut gave the travelling fans something to celebrate after a break by Paul McShane. The scorer also added the extras, making it 36-6.
Leeds were not finished there, though. Burrow scampered over and Sinfield slotted over the conversion, maintaining his perfect record. However, there was no doubt that Peacock was the star of the show.
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
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 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
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
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- Rhinos v Wildcats: Teams
- Tigers v Saints: Teams
- Bulls v Red Devils: Teams
- Pivotal game for Hull, Giants
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