Super League: Hull FC 16-62 Leeds Rhinos - Ash Handley scores five tries in rout

Ash Handley
Ash Handley scored five tries for Leeds
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Hull FC (10) 16
Tries: McIntosh, Houghton, Satae Goals: McIntosh, Griffin
Leeds (22) 62
Tries: Oledzki, Handley (5), Leeming (2), Myler, Sutcliffe, Fusitu'a Goals: Martin (9)

Ash Handley scored five tries as Leeds Rhinos humiliated Hull.

Leeds had only won five games this season but tries from Mikolaj Oledzki, Kruise Leeming and two from winger Handley built a 22-10 half-time lead.

After the break they ran amok as Leeming scored again, Richard Myler, Liam Sutcliffe and David Fusitu'a went over, and Hadley scored three more.

Darnell McIntosh, Danny Houghton and Chris Satae brought Hull back to trail 22-16 before they were blown away.

It was the first time Hull had conceded more than 50 points since Brett Hodgson was appointed head coach last season.

After three consecutive away defeats, they hoped a return home would bring a change of fortunes but it could not have gone much worse in front of a good crowd as they celebrated Armed Forces Day.

Leeds were reeling from back-to-back defeats but after Oledzki went under the posts to open the scoring, there was no catching them.

Handley, who had scored nine tries in 17 appearances this season before the trip to Hull, had to shrug off an ankle ligament niggle to take his place in the side.

Any pain that lingered was soon forgotten as he was sent into the left corner for his first try and he then pounced on a Hull error to touch down again.

He finished off a set move on the left for his hat-trick and added two more in the final six minutes to round off Leeds' biggest win of the season.

Kruise Leeming
Kruise Leeming scored twice for Leeds

Hull head coach Brett Hodgson told BBC Radio Humberside: "I thought we were coming back into the game with 25 minutes left but then they had 12 of the next 14 sets.

"We weren't willing or good enough to put our bodies in front and do what we needed to do.

"From my time here, it's the most disappointed I've been."

Leeds boss Rohan Smith: "It was an important game for us to play well in and I really liked how we started.

"I was particularly happy with how we regrouped after a few things went their way, which probably wasn't reflective of the flow of the game. In the end we strung a few plays together and the scoreboard looks nice."

On Handley's five-try haul: "He's a top-end finisher and it's underestimated how hard he carries the ball in yardage. He's a great team guy, so it's nice to see a winger get the rewards in the form of scoring tries."

Hull FC: Shaul, McIntosh, Griffin, Scott, Wynne, Hookem, Lovodua, Evans, Houghton, Taylor, Lane, Sao, Johnstone.

Interchanges: Balmforth, Brown, Fash, Satae.

Leeds: Myler, Fusitu'a, Hardaker, Sutcliffe, Handley, Austin, Sezer, Oledzki, Leeming, Prior, Bentley, Martin, Donaldson.

Interchanges: Walters, Smith, Gannon, O'Connor.

Referee: L Moore.

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