Leeds 48-22 Toulouse: Ryan Hall's fear of injuries eclipses an important victory

Leeds Rhinos defeated Toulouse 48-22 in their first qualifying match on Saturday afternoon

Leeds 48-22 Toulouse: Joel Moon and Brad Dwyer score two tries each while Rhinos rushes, but Ryan Hall's damage eclipses the important victory

  • Leeds Rhinos defeated Toulouse 48-22 in their first qualifying match on Saturday
  • Joel Moon and Brad Dwyer scored two tries each for the side of the Super League
  • But his important victory was overshadowed by injury fears surrounding Ryan Hall
  • Winger Hall twisted his knee early in the second half and will undergo a scan

Ross Heppenstall for Mailonline

Ryan Hall threatened Leeds with a relegation threat to eclipse a much-needed victory for the Super League champions in their first qualifier game.

Sydney Roosters defensive end twisted his knee early in the second half and will undergo an examination to assess the severity of the problem.

Rugby director Kevin Sinfield, who accumulated his second victory since taking over, said: "Ryan is a weirdo and tends to recover very quickly from what could be considered to be really serious injuries.

Leeds Rhinos defeated Toulouse 48-22 in their first qualifying match on Saturday afternoon

Leeds Rhinos defeated Toulouse 48-22 in their first qualifying match on Saturday afternoon

& # 39; It's smiling, but we'll scan it on Monday morning. At this stage, I would say it is a doubt for next week's trip to the Broncos in London.

Brad Dwyer and Joel Moon (two) scored while Hall was also on target in the first 40 minutes.

However, Toulouse claimed three tries in the first half through Bastien Canet, Bastien Ader and Maxime Puech to put the score at 20-16 at halftime.

Dwyer then completed his double before Richie Myler, Adam Cuthbertson, Carl Ablett and Ashton Golding confirmed the Rhinos' victory.

It was a welcome result for the Sinfield team, who was defeated by Warrington in the Challenge Cup semifinal last Sunday and had only won one of their previous 12 games.

Sinfield added: "I'm satisfied with the victory, I thought we played some really good things in patches." It's good to start this campaign with the right foot. "

Toulouse claimed a fourth final try by Chris Centrone, but coach Sylvain Houles said: "Our defense disappointed us."

Ryan Hall scored one of Rhino's nine tries before being sent off for a knee injury

Ryan Hall scored one of Rhino's nine tries before being sent off for a knee injury

Ryan Hall scored one of Rhino's nine tries before being sent off for a knee injury

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