By Alicia Newton
Leeds Rhinos defeated rivals Hull FC 38 – 6 in their penultimate pre-season match before the 2022 Betfred Super League season gets underway.
This friendly also posed as Tom Briscoe’s testimonial match as his Super League career has been split between these two clubs.
The game started off well for Hull as winger Adam Swift crossed at the corner in the opening five minutes.
The only other first half tries came from the hosts’ hooker and centre, Kruise Leeming and Liam Sutcliffe, however Aidan Sezer only successfully converted one of these tries.
The first half was dampened by the injury of Hull FC’s young full-back Davy Litten as he was stretchered off the field after heavy contact with David Fusitu’a.
The action of the first half came to a close after both teams were taken down to 12 men after the sin-binning of the hosts’ Blake Austin for tackling Hull’s Luke Gale off the ball and then Gale followed for a professional foul
The second-half scoring was opened by Briscoe as he crossed over in the corner.
The opening ten minutes of the second half saw two further tries for Sezer and Richie Myler as Leeds began to pull away from the visitors.
The next try came in the final 20 as Austin scored under the sticks after a strong carry from Zane Tetevano.
The final ten minutes saw less action as Sezer was sin-binned for dissent. The final try of the afternoon went to the hosts’ Rhyse Martin.