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Warriors Edge Magic Thriller
Posted by southstander on May 26 2013 - 20:31:39

Good, Bad and Ugly
The Rhinos took the two points at Headingley earlier in the year against a Warriors side without their talisman Sam Tomkins.

In the culmination of Manchester Magic these two great sides met again but the Rhinos were without Ablett, Peacock, Ward and Delaney against a Wigan side who were clear at the top of Superleague.

The Rhinos were massive underdogs and had nothing to lose as the rugby league world expected a Wigan walkover.

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16

Rhinos

v

Warriors

20

Superleague XVIII - Round 16

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

26th May 2013

Warriors Edge Magic Thriller

Leeds had been forced to drop out twice within a couple of minutes and eight minutes in the Warriors made their pressure pay, despite a couple of dubious forward passes, as Sam Tomkins went over in the corner off a Thornley offload. Richards kicked the extras from the touchline and we were already up against it.

On thirteen Sinfield was taken out after passing the ball by a McIlorum shoulder charge but the referee didn't have the bottle to send the Wigan hooker from the field of play (perhaps because his name isn't Bailey). Sinfield opted to take the kick for 2-6.

With twenty minutes on the clock a superb angled run from Hardaker off a Sinfield pass found the Skipper in support who picked up the inside pass to stretch his arm to score by the posts. He added the two for 8-6, just about justified based on possession.

On twenty-three the Warriors got the benefit of another dubious forward pass when Richards took a Tomkins pass on the last tackle to go over in the corner. Richards added the extras and re-established a Wigan lead at 8-12.


Super Try
On twenty-six Silverwood penalised Jamie Jones-Buchanan despite it appearing to be Lauaki that was holding the Rhinos second row down in the tackle. Richards accepted the two. All the 50:50 decisions were going Wigans way.

On thirty-three Kallum Watkins scored a sensational try when stretching out one handed to score in the corner despite the attention of four tacklers. Sinfield missed the conversion and the Rhinos were still behind on the score board, but putting up a strong resistance.

Four minutes from the break and Bailey pushed Logan Tomkins in the back gifting Pat Richards another penalty and gave the Warriors a 16-12 lead. With seconds left on the clock a Sinfield 'brain fart' as he put in a kick early in the tackle count, straight to the hands of Charnley who went forty metres to score as the hooter sounded. Richards missed the conversion but the Warriors had a somewhat unjustified 20-12 half time lead.

It had been a good first half performance, just let down by a few incidents of bad discipline, there was still hope of a second half comeback.

It took eleven minutes of the second half for the Rhinos get the first score. A last tackle move with lightening fast hands from Hardaker and Watkins to find Vickery to cross in the corner and improve the angle. Sinfield, not having his best night, missed again but we were back within four points of the Cherry & Whites.

Brilliant defence for both sides gave us twenty-three pointless minutes before McGuire appeared to go in off a Moon pass after excellent Leeds passing but the referee handed it to the Video referee who ruled out the try.


First Leeds Try

Rather than a Leeds try, Wigan got a penalty on half-way. Sam Tomkins missed with Pat Richards off the field receiving treatment.

With five minutes left it was still anyones.

But as the clock ran down the Rhinos just couldn't find a way through a very solid Warriors defence, despite deserving something for what had been a classic encounter to bring down the curtain on a Magical Weekend of rugby league.

Bad first half discipline cost us as the sides shared six tries. Sinfield missed two attempts at goal and that was ultimately the difference between the sides.

Vickerys best night in a Leeds shirt and some strong defensive performances across the park. At full strength we'd have won this one, but now were on a three game losing run heading to Hull FC for next Fridays crucial match.

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Match Facts

Rhinos
Warriors
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Hardaker
1
Tomkins S.
1
25
Vickery
1
2
Charnley
1
3
Watkins
1
3
Goulding
4
Moon
17
Thornley
5
Hall
5
Richards
1
4
13
Sinfield
1
2
24
Powell
6
McGuire
7
Smith
8
Leuluai
15
Flower
7
Burrow
9
McIlorum
16
Bailey
10
Mossop
11
Jones-Buchanan
11
Hansen
18
Clarkson
12
Farrell
26
Sutcliffe
13
O'Loughlin
17
Kirke
16
Tuson
19
Achurch
26
Crosby
9
McShane
23
Tomkins L.
23
Singleton
8
Lauaki

Kick Off:
19:30
Half-Time:
12-20
Referee:
Richard Silverwood
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