The Qualifiers: Leeds Rhinos 32-0 Batley Bulldogs

Kallum Watkins
Kallum Watkins has scored 18 tries for Leeds Rhinos this season
Leeds Rhinos (16) 32
Tries: Briscoe, Watkins 2, Hall 2, Burrow Goals: Lilley 4
Batley Bulldogs (0) 0

Leeds Rhinos moved to the brink of retaining their Super League status as they ran out comfortable winners against Batley Bulldogs.

Tom Briscoe went over for Leeds before Kallum Watkins scored twice to give the hosts a 16-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, Ryan Hall scored to further extend the Rhinos' lead before he went over once more on 68 minutes.

Rob Burrow completed the rout as Batley struggled to reply in a dominant Leeds performance at Headingley.

The victory means Leeds, who have a 100% record in the second phase of the season, will stay in Super League next season barring a huge points swing if Hull KR fail to beat London Broncos on Sunday.

Batley remain in seventh place in the Qualifiers table as they could not pick up a second successive victory after narrowly beating Featherstone 11-10.

Leeds: Sutcliffe; Briscoe, Watkins, Keinhorst, Hall; Lilley, Burrow; Galloway, Segeyaro, Singleton, Ferres, Ablett, Jones-Buchanan.

Replacements: Cuthbertson, Ward, Mullally, Golding.

Batley: Scott; Reittie, Smeaton, Ulugia, Ainscough; Walker, Brambani; Hurst, Leek, Rowe, Day, Bretherton, Blake.

Replacements: Davey, Gledhill, Chandler, Lillycrop.

Referee: Joe Cobb.

Attendance: 15,135.