Salford’s play-off bid is over
SALFORD’S slender Super League play-off hopes were ended with a thumping 44-2 defeat against Leeds at Headingley last night.
The Red Devils ended their eight-game losing run in emphatic fashion against Huddersfield last week but their season is over after they were blown away by a Rhinos side already guaranteed a home semi-final.
Veterans Rob Burrow and Danny McGuire gave the Rhinos fans a moment to savour before they both depart at the end of the season.
Burrow made a darting break from dummy half and McGuire was in support to finish as Leeds took a firm grip on the match in the first half.
Liam Sutcliffe and Tom Briscoe scored either side of McGuire’s try to give the Rhinos a 16-2 half-time lead after they had gone behind to Gareth O’Brien’s early penalty.
Matt Parcell helped himself to a double off the bench to take his try tally for the year to 19 while Adam Cuthbertson, Anthony Mullally and Brett Ferres also crossed as Leeds made it 10 straight home wins over Salford in style.
Meanwhile in the Championship today Swinton Lions travel to Toulouse. Oldham, who are almost certain to be relegated, face Dewsbury tomorrow while Rochdale travel to Bradford Bulls.