Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
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Leeds Rhinos 38 Tries: Donald 2, Burrow 2, Ellis 2, Senior Goals: Sinfield 5 Hull FC 22 Tries: Manu, Horne, Tickle Goals: Tickle 5 Att: 16,886 Leeds Rhinos staged a second half comeback to gain victory over Hull FC at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. Hull FC dominated the first half and led by the astute kicking of Adam Dykes they led 18-4 at the break thanks to tries from Willie Manu, Graeme Horne and Danny Tickle. Keith Senior scored for Leeds just before the interval. The second half was a complete reversal of the first as the Rhinos stepped up a gear to produce a stirring comeback. Rob Burrow and Gareth Ellis both scored a double. Scott Donald also got two and scored one of the best tries ever seen at Headingley when he beat about six men in a mazy 80 meter run. Kevin Sinfield kicked 5 goals to take him to second in Leeds' all-time leading points scorer list with 1,885 as the Rhinos remained six points clear of the field. St Helens 52 Tries: Gardner 3, Gidley 2, Fa'asavalu, Pryce, Talau, Wellens Goals: Long 7 Hull KR 10 Tries: Vella, Briscoe Goals: Cooke Att: 8,404 St Helens ran in nine-tries as they easily disposed of Hull KR at Knowsley Road. The game as a contest was over at half-time as St Helens led 30-0. Ade Gardner and Matt Gidley both scored a brace, with Maurie Fa