Leeds Rhinos recorded a third straight Super League win after a 48-18 win over Leigh Centurions at Headingley.
The Centurions managed to draw first blood with their first attack. They worked the ball out wide, and Matty Russell was able to score in the corner. Ryan Brierley scored the conversion to open up a six-point lead.
However, 10 minutes later, Leigh found themselves a man light after James Bell was sin binned for a tip tackle.
Four minutes later, Leeds got themselves level. James Donaldson came onto a short ball from Brad Dwyer and got over. Rhyse Martin converted to level the scores.
Soon after, the Rhinos took the lead for the first time. They worked the ball well down the left-hand side and Jack Broadbent was able to run in in the corner. Martin missed the conversion.
Broadbent made it quickfire tries for himself soon after. He got the ball close to the line, and managed to get a hand free to score. Martin was again off target with his conversion attempt.
Leeds soon got their third try just before the half-hour. Tom Briscoe was able to get free down the left-hand side and passed inside to Kruise Leeming to score. Martin missed the conversion attempt.
Just before the break, Leeds extended their lead. Liam Sutcliffe got the ball, and was able to get free of the tackle attempt to get the ball down. Martin was back on target with the conversion.
Just like in the first half, Leigh got the first try of the second half. Mark Ioane was able to spin out of a tackle and go over. Brierley scored the conversion to reduce the deficit to 12 points.
However, that did not last long. They worked the ball out to Braodbent’s wing again, and he went over for the hat-trick. Martin scored his conversion attempt.
Just a few minutes later, Sam Walters managed to get in on the act. He took in a pass from Leeming, and was able to get through a gap to score. Martin added the conversion.
Leigh were able to hit back soon after. Brierley managed to step through a gap and get over. He was then able to convert his own try.
However, the final word would go to the Rhinos. Broadbent managed to finish off another flowing move to score his hat-trick. Martin was able to convert.
There was time for a ninth Rhinos try. Tom Holroyd stepped throug the Leigh defence and went around the fullback to score. Martin scored the conversion.
Leeds now face a short turnaround, as they travel to Warrington Wolves on Monday. As for Leigh, they travel to Hull FC next Sunday.
Leeds Rhinos: Liam Sutcliffe, Luke Briscoe, Rhyse Martin, Tom Briscoe, Jack Broadbent, Rob Lui, Kruise Leeming, MIkolaj Oledzki, Brad Dwyer, Tom Holroyd, James Donaldson, Morgan Gannon, Matt Prior.
Subs: Jarrod O’Connor, King Vuniyayawa, Sam Walters, Liam Tindall.
Head Coach: Richard Agar.
Leigh Centurions: Craig Mullen, Matty Russell, Iain Thornley, Junior Sa’u, Keanan Brand, Ryan Brierley, Joe Mellor, Nathaniel Peteru, Liam Hood, Jordan Thompson, Ben Hellewell, Matty Gee, James Bell
Subs: Mark Ioane, Alex Gerrard, Matty Wildie, Nathan Peats.
Head Coach: Kurt Haggerty