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Rhinos in Stunning Fightback
Posted by Number 2 on June 20 2008 - 18:00:18

Two Tries
Second v First at Headingley Carnegie Stadium as the Rhinos faced up to the Saints in the curtain raiser to the big engage Super League clash. With Jodie Broughton going to Hull FC on loan for a month Danny Allan was appointed captain

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44

Rhinos

v

St Helens

24

Reserve Grade Championship

20th June 2008

Rhinos in Stunning Fightback

It was a case of missed opportunities in the opening part of the game, Alex Asher was denied by some great cover defence by Danny Williams. Then it was the Rhinos turn to go close but Liam Brown's final pass to Tom Sheldrake on the found the boot and he ended up kicking the ball dead. Saints took the lead on 18 minutes when they caught the Rhinos defence short on the left hand side and quick hands from Kurt Haggery and Jamie Foster sent Dale Bloomfield in at the corner. Foster then added the conversion.

Five minutes later Saints were in again, Leeds were putting the pressure on the St Helens line when a pass form Simon Brown was intercepted by Kyle Eastmond and he raced 90 metres to go in untouched. Foster's conversion hit the upright and bounced out but the the Rhinos now trailed by 10 points.

Saints struck again just before half time, after being given an extra set of six when the referee ruled Joe Howey had played at a kick through by Kyle Eastmond the Rhinos confounded things when Liam Brown conceded a penalty for a high shot. Saints decided to run the ball and Liam Gilchrist carried 4 defenders over the line to score. Foster converted and then added a penalty with the last kick of the half to send the visitors in 18-0 ahead.

Leeds put themselves under pressure at the start of the second half when Gareth Moore dropped the opening kick off 10 metres from his own line. Fortune turned for the Rhinos though, when Gary Wheeler dropped the ball and it bounced up into Ryan Hall's hands and the winger evaded a desperate challenge from Dean McGilvray and went 90 metres to touch down under the posts. With 48 minutes on the clock Leeds were back to within a score, after a penalty gave the Rhinos field position and Gareth Moore stepped his way through the Saints defence to get over by the posts. Simon Brown converted both tries to being the gap down to 6 points.

The recovery was complete with 56 minutes on the clock. Alex Asher was ruled to have dropped a Simon Brown kick under heavy pressure from Ryan Hall. From the scrum the ball was moved right, Danny Allan's superb offload found Ben Collins. The winger cut infield to find Gareth Moore and he went over for his second try. Three minutes later the Rhinos were ahead, Eric Anselme bursting through some weak Saints defence in midfield to go over from 30 metres out. Simon Brown converted both tries to put Leeds 24-18 ahead.

Saints his straight back though, after the Rhinos were penalised for an onbstruction while returning the kick off the Saints decided to run the ball and Kyle Eastmond sliced through the Leeds defence to claim his second try of the game. Jamie Foster convertred and it was all square again. Two minutes later, Simon Brown edged the Rhinos ahead with a penalty after Saints had been penalised for offside near their own line.

With 12 minutes to go Leeds extended their lead futher when Simon Worrall burst through the Saints defence and Danny Allan was on hand to collect the pass and go in under the posts. Simon Brown maintained his 100% record with the boot and the Rhinos now led by 32-24. Five minute later, the Rhinos wrapped up the points when Dean McGilvray lost a bomb from Simon Brown while facing into the sun and Jow Howey was on hand to collect the loose ball and touch down under the posts. Brown again converted, Leeds had a 14 point lead and were heading back to the top of the table.

Kyle Eastmond was still prodding a probing the the Saints and he was trying to get the score that would bring his side back into the game, on the last tackle he tried a little chip over the top but the ball went straight into the hands of Ben Kaye and he gleefully ran the ball home from 40 metres. Simon Brown converted to crown an excellent fightback and leave the Rhinos 44-24 winners.

Superb fightback from the Rhinos, there looked to be no way back when the teams went in at half time. But to score 44 second half points against a team that was top of the league before play is no mean feat. Gareth Moore and Danny Allan were at the heart of the fightback assisted by Ben Kaye and Simon Worrall. The Rhinos now reclaim top spot in the Reserve Grade Championship and it's all to play for in the run in to the playoffs.


Match Facts

Rhinos
St Helens
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Sheldrake
1
McGilvray
2
Collins
2
Bloomfield
1
3
Allan
1
3
Foster
4/5
4
Jones-Bishop
4
Johnson
5
Hall
1
5
Asher
6
Brown, S
8/8
6
Wheeler
7
Moore
2
7
Eastmond
2
8
Chandler
17
Emmitt
9
Kaye
1
9
Cunliffe
10
Hardbottle
10
Roughley
11
Williams
11
Ashurst
12
Anselme
1
12
Haggerty
13
Worrall
13
Stott
14
Howey
1
14
McClurg
15
Brown, L
15
Fairhurst
16
Manning
16
Gilchrist
1
17
Kashley Watkins
8
Bland

Kick Off:
17:15
Half-Time:
00-18
Referee:
Warren Turley


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