Select a team
Rhinos back on track
Poor Giants toppled easily by resurgent Super League champions.
Stuttering Super League champions Leeds Rhinos got back on track with a thumping 46-8 victory over Huddersfield at Headingley.
Three defeats in four games have seen Leeds stuttering despite staying top of the table, but they found some of their best form again against the Giants as they ran in eight tries in a commanding win.
Full-back Brent Webb celebrated his 50th Rhinos appearance with a try, while Danny Maguire and Ryan Hall bagged two tries each and Scott Donald, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Keith Senior all ran in for further scores.
Great Britain forward Jones-Buchanan starred in the first half for Leeds, who were hardly tested by a poor performance from the visiting Giants.
Chris Thorman had kicked Huddersfield in front after just three minutes, but Jones-Buchanan's off-load led to winger Donald eventually going in for his 19th try of the season.
McGuire was then at the end of a move heavily involving Jones-Buchanan and Kevin Sinfield kicked the first of his seven conversions for a 12-2 lead.
Jones-Buchanan then grabbed a deserved try for his early efforts when Rob Burrow sent him in after 26 minutes and the Rhinos led by 18-2 at the break after Clinton Toopi had a try disallowed.
The hosts maintained their dominance after the interval and three tries in 12 minutes from McGuire, Hall and Webb put the result beyond doubt.
Just seven minutes later veteran centre Senior powered over from ten yards although Huddersfield did finally manage a reply when Martin Aspinwall grabbed a try just after the hour.
Toopi put Hall in for his second try on 66 minutes and Sinfield converted his seventh kick from eight attempts in what was the end of the scoring as Leeds ran out comfortable winners and get their title charge back on track.
Sky Bet Odds:Click Here for Your Free Bet
First Utility Super League Table
|9||Hull K R||3||2|
|10||Salford Red Devils||3||2|
|First Utility Super League|
|Thursday 5th March|
|20:00||Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos|
|Friday 6th March|
|20:00||Wakefield Wildcats vs St Helens|
|20:00||Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings|
|20:00||Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors|
|Saturday 7th March|
|15:30||Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils|
|Sunday 8th March|
|15:00||Warrington Wolves vs Hull K R|
|Thursday 12th March|
|20:00||Huddersfield vs Castleford|
|Friday 13th March|
|20:00||Warrington vs Leeds|
|20:00||Wigan vs Hull|
|20:00||Widnes Vikings vs St Helens|
|First Utility Super League|
|Sunday 1st March|
|Widnes Vikings 16 - 58 Wakefield Wildcats|
|Hull K R 22 - 20 Wigan Warriors|
|Saturday 28th February|
|Salford Red Devils 32 - 28 Hull FC|
|Catalans Dragons 38 - 18 Warrington Wolves|
|Friday 27th February|
|St Helens 21 - 14 Castleford Tigers|
|Thursday 26th February|
|Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants|
|Sunday 15th February|
|Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R|
|Saturday 14th February|
|Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford|
|Friday 13th February|
|Hull 6 - 7 Warrington|
|Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes|
Read the thoughts and opinions of Stevo with skysports.com