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Golden Point, Golden Win
Posted by southstander on August 07 2011 - 18:39:34

Three superb kicks
All the pre-match talk was of Rangi Chase, and that will have pleased Leeds. It pleased Leeds because it meant that the talk wasn't about the Rhinos and their underperformance so far this season, and it pleased Leeds because it emphasised what a one-man team the Tigers are.

But as the kick-off hour approached, and the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster started to fill, all talk of Chase was forgotten as the nerves and expectation built. The prize, a final against the Warriors at Wembley at the end of the month.

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10

Rhinos

v

Tigers

08

Challenge Cup

Semi-Final - Keepmoat, Doncaster

7th August 2011

Golden Point, Golden Win

As predicted it was McShane and Smith who missed out on the seventeen for Leeds. Burrow got the nod alongside Sinfield in the halves with Watkins and Ablett in the centres. And the good news, we were in the lucky pink. The afore mentioned Chase was in the Tigers line-up, and apart from that nothing else was important - or so you'd believe from listening to the Tigers fans.

Leeds shaved the opening quarter of an hour and perhaps should have been ahead when Orr took out Buderus while chasing a kick through. The Rhinos elected to run the penalty rather than take the two on offer, and it came to nothing. We did look to have taken the lead when Jones-Buchanan stretched over off a Webb pass but the referee called a forward pass.

On twenty minutes it looked like Buderus was over from dummy half but somehow the Tigers held him up and pushed him back into the field of play.


Caused problems
Twenty-two on the clock, and after a brief halt for a bang on the head to Ablett, the Rhinos got a penalty twenty from the Tigers posts which Sinfield slotted over for a two-nil lead.

Both sides had opportunities in what was left of the half, but neither could capitalise. Leeds being thwarted by forward passes, the Tigers being stopped by excellent Leeds defence.

Leeds went in at half time with the narrowest of margins at 2-0. It had been gripping.

It hadn't been a bad first half, and we seemed to be sticking to our 'wear them down' game plan which had worked so well in the cup quarter at Hull. At least we weren't dropping too much ball, nor giving away too many daft penalties.

On forty-two a brilliant Jones-Bishop pick up from a Rangi Chase kick in-goal seemed to gave got us a try. BJB was hauled down on the Tigers twenty and the play the ball was moved wide left but Ablett hit the flag as he went over to score.

From the scrum the Tigers opened the try scoring with a brilliant individual try by Chase who went seventy metres, outsmarted the Leeds defence, and grounded just over the line. Dixon slipped the conversion wide of the posts but we were behind at 2-4. We'd gone from just missing a try to conceeding one, in the space of thirty seconds.

On fifty-one Leeds were judged to be offside on their own thirty and Dixon took the two for 2-6.

On fifty-seven we turned down a certain two after McGoldrick pushed JJB as he stood to play the ball. We ran the ball looking for the try but came up with nothing. A degree of panic looked to be setting in.

Fifty-nine and a carbon copy, this time after a high tackle on Buderus, same outcome after our five. Nothing.


Leeds Only Try

With ten minutes left Hauraki was late in the tackle and Dixon kicked the penalty from thirty-five to open a six point gap. You felt that the game, and the Wembley dream, was drifting away from the Rhinos.

Seven minutes to go and there was a chink of light. After a Tigers forward pass, Leeds moved the ball right and a Hauraki offload out of the back door was picked up by Watkins who dribbled the ball forward before picking it up and touching down. Sinfield kicked a brilliant pressure conversion for 8-8. Game on.

Two minutes later and Kirke was pushing for the line but he knocked-on, when perhaps the ball should have gone back to Sinfield for a drop goal attempt.

With a minute remaining a Sinfield attempted drop goal was charged down by Orr who collected and went to the Leeds forty. Castleford got field position and Chase went for a drop goal but pushed it wide left. The hooter sounded and we were in to golden point to decide who would be going to Wembley.

Two minutes in and a Sinfield run fed a McGuire break which was halted by a high tackle from McGoldrick. Sinfield had a penalty attempt from fiftten metres out and slotted it between the sticks to take us to the Challenge Cup final.

All credit to Castleford, they gave an enormous effort in defence and had the measure of us for the full eighty of normal time. Possibly the best of the two sides. In the end it was a McGoldrick high tackle which gifted us the game, a game from which the Tigers could have easily emerged the victors.

Sinfield got the Carnegie Man-of-the-Match and deserved it for two sensational goal kicks.

Wembley will be a tough ask against by far the best team in this competition and Superleague, but stranger things have happened.


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Match Facts

Rhinos
Tigers
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Webb
23
McGoldrick
23
Jones-Bishop
2
Dixon
2
19
Watkins
1
3
Youngquest
12
Ablett
4
Arundel
5
Hall
5
Owen
13
Sinfield
3
6
Chase
1
7
Burrow
7
Orr
8
Leuluai
8
Jackson
9
Buderus
16
Milner
10
Peacock
29
Parker
11
Jones-Buchanan
13
Ferres
3
Delaney
14
Jones
21
Clarkson
20
Aspinwall
17
Kirke
9
Hudson
16
Bailey
17
Isa
6
McGuire
22
Thompson
20
Hauraki
30
Davies

Kick Off:
15:20
Half-Time:
00-00
Full-Time:
08-08
Referee:
Phil Bentham
Crowd:
13,158


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