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Five-try Hall credits Senior
Youngster hails veteran team-mate after sensational display
I've been saying all season that it's a real pleasure to play outside Keith when I'm at such a young age and he's as experienced as he is
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Leeds winger Ryan Hall reserved special praise for team-mate Keith Senior after his five-try haul in the 76-12 demolition of Castleford.
The 21-year-old scored a first-half hat-trick before adding two further tries after the break and he was delighted with his personal performance.
"That was my first senior hat-trick," he said. "It's good to get three, never mind five.
"I've got a couple of braces this year but it was good to get this many under my belt."
However, Hall - who took his try tally for the season to 26 - said he owes Senior for much of his success this season as the veteran centre continues to supply the assists.
"I've been saying all season that it's a real pleasure to play outside Keith when I'm at such a young age and he's as experienced as he is," he said.
"I've learned a great deal from him this year and hopefully I can continue to learn from him.
"I do thank Keith personally quite often and especially tonight."
Coach Brian McClennan was also keen to emphasise the teamwork that led to a result that will boost the side as they aim to repeat last season's Grand Final success.
"We kept our composure and our discipline and we kept on playing," he said.
"That was the really pleasing aspect. We just wanted to have a really strong attitude about us and be really aggressive.
"It gives us a bit of confidence because we played like we know the Rhinos can and it was good fun.
"It's good to hear Ryan crediting Keith because it was a real team effort."
Tigers coach Terry Matterson blasted his players for their efforts in the match and vowed to address the issues that led to the capitulation.
"We gave up," he said. "We've worked hard at this place to build on things but it wasn't good what happened here.
"We've got to find out why and move on. I really feel for the fans.
"From 20 minutes onwards, our defence was appalling. I didn't think it could get any worse but it did.
"There is no place for anyone to hide. The team performance was terrible."
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Super League Table
|9||Hull K R||21||18|
|10||Salford Red Devils||21||17|
|13||Bradford Bulls *||21||2|
|Thursday 24th July|
|20:00||Hull vs Castleford|
|Friday 25th July|
|20:00||Salford vs Leeds|
|20:00||St Helens vs Widnes|
|Saturday 26th July|
|15:00||London Broncos vs Hull K R|
|Sunday 27th July|
|15:00||Bradford vs Wigan|
|15:00||Huddersfield vs Catalan Dragons|
|15:00||Warrington vs Wakefield|
|Thursday 31st July|
|20:00||Wigan vs Salford|
|Friday 1st August|
|19:00||Catalan Dragons vs Warrington|
|20:00||Hull vs St Helens|
|Sunday 20th July|
|Hull K R 18 - 38 Salford|
|Huddersfield 52 - 26 Bradford|
|Saturday 19th July|
|Catalan Dragons 40 - 6 Wakefield|
|London Broncos 16 - 58 St Helens|
|Friday 18th July|
|Wigan 56 - 10 Hull|
|Widnes 28 - 14 Warrington|
|Thursday 17th July|
|Leeds 24 - 24 Castleford|
|Sunday 13th July|
|Warrington 72 - 12 London Broncos|
|Saturday 12th July|
|Catalan Dragons 16 - 37 Wigan|
|Salford 35 - 22 Hull|
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