McGuire reaches double century in Leeds' great fightback
Dave Hadfield was a schoolboy convert to rugby league, the game which, one way or another, has dominated his life ever since. After working for newspapers in Shropshire and Blackpool (where he covered the fortunes of Blackpool Borough) he travelled the world, working mainly in Hong Kong and Sydney. He became The Independent's rugby league man in 1990 and has written five books on the game and broadcast extensively for Sky and the BBC. Dave played his last game at the age of 53 and would have set up a try if anyone could have been bothered supporting his break. When not writing about the sport, he now limits himself to a bit of tick and pass with his local club, the Bolton Mets. Family includes supporters - of varying degrees of dedication - of Salford, Wigan, Sheffield Eagles and St George Illawarra.
Monday 06 August 2012
Kevin Sinfield's late drop-goal completed an amazing comeback by Leeds at Hull KR yesterday.
The Robins led 18-6 at half-time, but Leeds, with two tries from Danny McGuire, making 200 for the prolific half-back in Super League, fought back to within two points, with Sinfield's penalty tying the scores and his one-pointer making it 25-24.
Huddersfield ended a run of five defeats by beating the Catalan Dragons 36-18, with two first-half tries from Jermaine MacGillvary setting them on their way. The Giants had won only one of their previous nine, but are now back on track for the play-offs.
Wakefield took all the honours in their local derby at Castleford, winning by a thumping 40-12.
The Wildcats followed up last Monday's win over Leeds with another impressive performance, the former Castleford full-back Richard Mathers accounting for two of their tries.
Wigan took their lead at the top of the Super League table to five points with a clear cut 48-12 victory over Hull. Josh Charnley accounted for exactly half their points, with a hat-trick of tries and six goals.
Hull went into the match with a badly-depleted side and suffered two more potentially season-ending injuries to Kirk Yeaman and Jay Pitts.
The London Broncos ended their five-match losing streak in extraordinary style. They trailed 28-6 at home to Salford, before staging Super League's biggest-ever second-half comeback to win 40-28. Craig Gower was the key man for the Broncos, scoring one try, setting up three and kicking four goals, while the Salford coach, Phil Veivers, labelled some of his players' efforts as "disgusting."
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