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Pass Me Another Rotten Cabbage
Posted by southstander on June 24 2011 - 22:34:47

One Upon a Time...
Once upon an time....but not really so very long ago...our brave knights ate like kings at the very top table of Rugby League. We were royalty, the rulers, and the others bowed and curtsied in our presence.

But now we've been cast aside. We are in the gutter, the one in the tatty and soiled rags eating rotten cabbages. Now the others, those that even notice, look down upon us with pity.

And it is all of our own doing.

We bring you all of the action here......

12

Rhinos

v

Bulls

18

Superleague XVI - Round 19

24th June 2011

Pass Me Another Rotten Cabbage

Before I start with the report I must point out that the Bulls were the best side, they beat us fair and square, and they exploited our weaknesses on the wings and in our discipline. Fair play to them, great win.

Niceties over it is now time to start my personal onslaught into a side which is becoming increasingly unworthy of wearing the Blue & Amber, and one which I and thousands of others are getting increasingly reticent about throwing our increasingly hard-earned cash at.

It was no surprise when Jones-Bishop wasn't named in the seventeen, McDermott with his increasingly predictable ploy of naming a player on his way back from injury, only to not select him in the seventeen as he isn't really ready. What was more of a shock, but shouldn't have been, was the omission of McGuire with a dead-leg, picked up in Wrexham last week and witnessed with my own eyes. I should have called it. It is taking the old feller much longer to recover from injuries these days!

This meant that Sinfield was back at stand-off with Ablett in the centres, Smith on the wing and Clarkson at loose forward. Genius our Brian!

The opening exchanges were clumsy and untidy with both sides dropping ball and making mistakes which resulted in some rough and tumble near respective lines but no side really setting themselves up with a good try scoring opportunity. Then on nineteen the breakthrough.


Try then injured
As the Rhinos moved the ball left and a great pass from JJB found Hall who stepped inside wrong-footing the winger to ground the ball. Sinfield converted for 6-0, a terrific start.

The lead lasted three minutes.

A Bulls kick was badly fumbled by Leeds and touched down Elima. 'Teflon' Steve 'Saint' Ganson pointed at the spot but the video replay showed that Elimas touch-down was dubious at best. Undoubtedly the SKY cameras would have ruled it out, but 'Saint' Steve has no soft spot for the Rhinos. Fortunately Ah Van failed with the conversion. 6-4.

On the half-hour it was Leeds turn to get the benefit of a dubious decision as Ablett tackled the Bulls ball carrier in goal and he lost the ball forwards for Jones-Buchanan to be on the spot to score. Again there was no video-referee and Ganson consulted with his in-goal judge before giving the try. Sinfield goaled again and it was looking pretty comfortable at 12-4. If we could hold this to half-time then we were in the box seat.

But of course we couldn't.

On thirty-four the Bulls exploited the Rhinos weakness under the high ball when they kicked to the corner and Elima climbed to take the ball before crashing over. Ah Van converted this time and the sides went into the shed at 12-10, the minor advantage to the Rhinos.

The Rhinos lead managed to stay intact for just five minutes of the second half before Leeds were penalised by the increasingly fussy 'Teflon' Steve for not standing square and Ah Van slotted over the two.

On fifty ex-Rhino Matt Diskin found himself lucky to just be on report for a high tackle as Ganson once again bottled a big decision.

Two penalties in five minutes (53 & 58), both for not standing square at the play-the-ball, were kicked by Ah Van and the visitors had a 12-16 lead, but the Rhinos still looked as though they could snatch it, as they have many times in recent games against the old enemy.

On the hour mark Leuluai knocked-on with the line begging, and doubt started to creep in.


Got Over

On sixty-seven the boot of Ah Van stretched the lead to 12-18 after Peacock opened his mouth at the scrum and when a pass to Lauiti'iti was incorrectly ruled forward by Ganson, as it looked as though Ali would go over for a score equalling try, the game was over for the Rhinos.

Another penalty on eighty, this one for a high tackle by Leeds, gave a final scoreline of 12-18 and the Rhinos had been humiliated at home by a side who have been, for the most part, a laughing stock in 2011.

Where is there now for Leeds? In my opinion there is nowhere. This is the worst performing Leeds side that I have seen since the Dean Bell era and I am afraid that there is just no light at the end of the tunnel. Next up...the Champions in Wigan next friday night in-front of the nations armchair supporters. Now that is going to be embarrassing!

So in the gutter we are, and in the gutter we'll stay. We seem happy here, and even court jester Darth Hetherington doesn't seem interested in getting us any respectability and credibility. So please pass me another rotten cabbage.....


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Match Facts

Rhinos
Bulls
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Webb
6
Kearney
2
Smith
24
Crookes
3
Delaney
5
Ah Van
5
12
Ablett
12
Whitehead
5
Hall
1
19
Raynor
13
Sinfield
2
33
Jeffries
7
Burrow
7
Herbert
8
Leuluai
10
Lynch
9
Buderus
14
Diskin
10
Peacock
16
Kopczak
11
Jones-Buchanan
1
13
Langley
20
Hauraki
13
Langley
21
Clarkson
11
Elima
2
17
Kirke
15
Hargreaves
24
McShane
8
Scruton
16
Bailey
1
Platt
14
Lauiti'iti
21
Addy

Kick Off:
20:00
Half-Time:
12-10
Referee:
Steve 'Saint' Ganson
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