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Leeds Rhinos 21
Tries: Ablett, Delaney, Hall
Goals: Sinfield 4
Drop Goal: Sinfield
Hull FC 6
Leeds Rhinos made it four wins on the bounce by seeing off Hull FC at a sodden Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
With over two inches of torrential rain falling in the Leeds area all day, the groundsmen must be congratulated as he managed to get the game on.
The champions coped better with the conditions and led by an astute kicking game from skipper Kevin Sinfield they took control.
Ryan Bailey charged down Brett Seymour's kick and re-gathered to set up the position for centre Carl Ablett to score the game's first try.
The Rhinos second score came courtesy of Second rower Brett Delaney who took Sinfield's pass to wriggle free from Seymour's tackle and slide over the line.
It could have been even better for the Champions but for the video referee disallowing a try by Sinfield after spotting a knock-on in the build up.
But, the Black and Whites defence held firm as they only to restrict the hosts to a another penalty from Sinfield as the lead was 14-0 at the break.
At the start of the second half, the Rhinos extended their lead when England international Carl Ablett, backing up from Wednesday nights Exiles game, got his winger Ryan Hall over in the left hand corner. Sinfield's fourth goal from the touchline made it 20-0.
Hull threatened a fightback when stand-off Richard Horne touched down his own kick after the ball had squirted from the grasp of defender Ben Jones-Bishop and Joe Westerman added the conversion.
The score gave the visitors renewed confidence but they had given themselves too much to do and the conditions worked against them as they attempted to chase the game.
However, the only score in the last 27 minutes was a drop goal from Sinfield, as Leeds warm up nicely for next Saturday