HAT-TRICK hero Ryan Hall paid tribute to his centre Joel Moon following Leeds Rhinos’ record-breaking 46-6 win at Bradford Bulls last night.
It was Rhinos’ highest Super League score against the Bulls and England international winger Hall’s Odsal triple took his tally for the season to 11, from just nine games.
Hall credited Moon for his second treble in three matches, saying: “He is a quality player – I have known that since he started with us.
“I had last year with him getting to know him and we play really well together.”
Of his touchdowns, Hall added: “I scored three pretty routine tries.
“Kallum Watkins scored a wonder try and his was a bit more spectacular than mine.”
Second-placed Leeds were 20-0 ahead after 14 minutes and Hall reflected: “We were ahead of the scoreboard at one point, but for the second quarter we went away from what we were doing.
“We got very scrappy and we let Bradford back into the game.
“They scored a breakaway try and we never really got back to the way we started, even though we scored some points in the second half. It’s a decent start to Easter, but there’s a lot to improve on.
“It’s a busy period and it takes a lot out of players, but hopefully we’ve enough left to go on and go well next week, he said.”
Rhinos’ win was marred by an ankle injury to teenage utility player Stevie Ward, who is set to miss Easter Monday’s home clash with Salford Red Devils.