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Leeds Rhinos

47 - 66

Manchester Thunder

Match Details

12th April 2021
Round 10 & 11
Studio 001
Report Stats

Match Results

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Quarter 1 2 3 4 Goals
Leeds Rhinos
11
9
10
16
47
Manchester Thunder
15
15
20
17
66

Team Stats

Leeds Rhinos
Manchester Thunder
Leeds Rhinos
Manchester Thunder
47 Goals 66
7 Missed Shots 5
68 Penalties 34
2 Rebounds - Offensive 2
1 Rebounds - defensive 1
3 Intercepts 6
9 Deflections 8
7 Turnovers 7
11 Unforced Error 7

Performance Stats

Leeds Rhinos Manchester Thunder
Player Position G M P OR DR I D T UE Caution
Starters
Goal Shooter 39 5 10 2 - - - - 2 -
Goal Attack 8 2 1 - - - 1 - - -
Wing Attack - - 4 - - - - - 3 -
Centre - - 8 - - - 1 1 1 -
Wing Defence - - 7 - - 1 - 1 - Caution
Goal Defence - - 5 - - - 2 1 1 -
Goal Keeper - - 26 - - 2 5 3 - Caution
Centre - - 1 - - - - - 1 -
Centre - - - - - - - - - -
Goal Defence - - 4 - 1 - - 1 1 -
Goal Attack - - - - - - - - - -
Centre - - 2 - - - - - 2 -
Total 47 7 68 2 1 3 9 7 11
Player Position G M P OR DR I D T UE Caution
Starters
Goal Shooter 43 2 4 2 - - - - 2 -
Goal Attack 22 3 1 - - - 1 - - -
Wing Attack - - 2 - - - - - - -
Centre - - 3 - - 1 1 1 2 -
Wing Defence - - 1 - - 2 1 2 3 -
Goal Defence - - 6 - 1 - 2 1 - -
Goal Keeper - - 13 - - 2 3 2 - -
Goal Defence - - - - - - - - - -
Goal Attack - - - - - - - - - -
Goal Attack 1 - - - - - - - - -
Centre - - - - - - - - - -
Centre - - 4 - - 1 - 1 - -
Total 66 5 34 2 1 6 8 7 7
Manchester Thunder secure War of the Roses double

Action shot during the Vitality Super League match between Leeds Rhinos and Manchester Thunder at Studio 001, Wakefield, England on 12th April 2021.

Manchester Thunder came out on top in the second War of the Roses match with a dominant 47-66 win against Leeds Rhinos.

Both sides started nervously and were unable to capitalise on turnovers, but it was Thunder who settled the quicker of the teams and gaining a three-goal advantage.

It wasn’t long before Rhinos found their feet throughout the court with the fearlessness from Rhea Dixon and Brie Grierson to release the ball straight into the circle to Donnell Wallam bringing them back level.

A few unforced errors in the final moments of the first quarter saw Thunder go up by four goals before heading into the second period. Thunder extended their lead in the opening moments of the second quarter, with their attacking end proving why they are the reigning Superleague champions.

Amelia Hall came on in the centre position with Jade Clarke moving to wing defence mid-way through the quarter and not long after Paige Kindred came on at goal defence position. Going into half-time a confident looking Thunder side extended their lead to 10 goals, with connections through the court not quite clicking for Rhinos.

Fi Toner was welcomed back to court in the third quarter after returning from an injury that has seen her sidelined since round two. Thunder continued to pile the pressure on in all areas of the court and despite early turnovers from Rhinos, Thunder further extended their lead to 13 halfway through the third quarter and to 20 with three minutes to go.

Rhinos upped the defensive pressure in the final quarter, with excellent steals from Emily Hollingworth and Tuaine Keenan to narrow the gap to 17 mid-way through the period.

The dominant display from Thunder proved to be too much for Rhinos despite winning the final quarter by one goal and remain in sixth position in the table heading into a two week break before facing Saracens Mavericks on 25th April.

Age Partnership Player of the Match: Eleanor Cardwell (Manchester Thunder).

Match report from Leeds Rhinos Netball.

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