Senior Celebrates but Reilly Disappointed

New signing Brent Webb touched down the first try of the evening, before a brace of tries from Danny McGuire put the home side well and truly in the driving seat at 16-0 up.

Clinton Toopi, Ashley Gibson and Rob Burrow all grabbed tries in the remainder of the first half, to put the Rhinos 38-0 ahead at the half-time interval and effectively end the game as a contest.

Huddersfield offered some resistance at the beginning of the second period, but could not find a way past the outstanding Leeds defence, and Scott Donald touched down to extend the lead still further.

The biggest cheer of the night was reserved for Keith Senior, who fittingly grabbed the last try of the night to wrap the game up.

Leeds head coach Tony Smith, who previously coached the Giants, said he was pleased to see two great players get the recognition they deserve. 

"Both Keith and Paul have been terrific servants to the game and it's good that they got some recognition," he said.

"Keith probably couldn't have written the script any better himself, getting that late try, and he a hand in some other tries as well, and he defended very well also.

"Everybody saw Paul's fighting spirit right until the end and, in my time at Huddersfield, he always gave his all. It was sad for him but great for Keith."

 

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