Leeds Rhinos: Boss Mac hails Rob’s comeback

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LEEDS RHINOS boss Brian McDermott paid tribute to Rob Burrow after the veteran made a sensational comeback in last night’s 30-6 home win over Hull KR.

There was no score for 59 minutes, but Leeds ran in five tries in the final 21 against the Robins, two of them to Burrow, who had missed 10 games due to a broken collarbone suffered against St Helens in April.

The win keeps Rhinos in second spot in the First Utility Super League table after leaders St Helens and third-placed Castleford Tigers also won.

McDermott said; “It’s very good to have Rob back. We’ve certainly missed him.

“He had a huge impact. He looked good. I thought Paul Aiton was good as well, he was strong defensively and Rob coming off the bench was very influential with his tries.”

Of the match itself, coach McDermott said: “It was a crazy game, I thought we were very good, the best we’ve been for a while.

“Hull KR wouldn’t give in and credit to them for that. It was hard to get some points,” he said.

Rhinos went into the match with just one senior prop, Brett Delaney starting alongside veteran Jamie Peacock in the front-row.

McDermott said Brad Singleton was “not selected”, but Ryan Bailey dropped out due to injury, joining fellow props Ian Kirke and Kylie Leuluai on the casualty list.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan was being checked by medical staff today after suffering a knee injury.There was no score for 59 minutes, but Leeds ran in five tries in the final 21 against the Robins, two of them to Burrow, who had missed 10 games due to a broken collarbone suffered against St Helens in April.

The win keeps Rhinos in second spot in the First Utility Super League table after leaders St Helens and third-placed Castleford Tigers also won.

McDermott said; “It’s very good to have Rob back. We’ve certainly missed him.

“He had a huge impact. He looked good. I thought Paul Aiton was good as well, he was strong defensively and Rob coming off the bench was very influential with his tries.”

Of the match itself, coach McDermott said: “It was a crazy game, I thought we were very good, the best we’ve been for a while.

“Hull KR wouldn’t give in and credit to them for that. It was hard to get some points,” he said.

Rhinos went into the match with just one senior prop, Brett Delaney starting alongside veteran Jamie Peacock in the front-row.

McDermott said Brad Singleton was “not selected”, but Ryan Bailey dropped out due to injury, joining fellow props Ian Kirke and Kylie Leuluai on the casualty list.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan was being checked by medical staff today after suffering a knee injury.

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