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The Kids are Alright
Posted by southstander on June 17 2013 - 23:28:30

The Inspiration

Tonight we were given a glimpse of what the future holds for the Rhinos, and as the injury list lengthens, it probably wasn't for the last time this season.

Rather than list the missing, we focus on the new half-back pairing of Sutcliffe and Burrow; the new centres of Keinhorst and Moon; and the new loose forward of Singleton. Minns and Baldwinson joined the old guard of Moore and Achurch on the bench, and the visitors from Widnes must have fancied their chances as talisman Gareth Hock returned after his latest disciplinary indiscretion.

For the big game fan it wasn't a mouthwatering prospect, but just under thirteen thousand of us turned up to create an atmosphere for those who had decided to watch it on the telly.

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

38

Rhinos

v

Vikings

28

Superleague XVIII - Round 4 (Delayed)

17th June 2013

The Kids are Alright

The Rhinos made good early pressure count and opened up a twelve point lead within the opening ten minutes.

On six Burrow scooted from dummy half and made a twenty metre jinking run to slide over for the opener and two minutes later a Burrow kick to the corner was palmed back to Keiinhorst by Ben Jones-Bishop who then took a reciprocal pass and rounded the defence to score in his comeback game. Hardaker kicked both goals for a deserved and somewhat unexpected 12-0 lead.

We'd expected more of Widnes and on seventeen they delivered as a four on one attack saw Mellor run thirty metres to stretch over and score despite a last ditch attempted tackle for Jones-Bishop. The Owens conversion got the Vikings back within six.


Five Goals
On twenty-one the Rhinos regained the twelve point lead after a mercurial break by Sutcliffe allowed him time to see Burrow on his left shoulder and the Rhinos midfield general went over by the posts for his second, taking advantage of his old position in the half-backs after half a season in the hooking wilderness. Hardaker kicked again for 18-6 and it was starting to look comfortable for Leeds.

But then we became our own worst enemies and let the visitors in for two soft tries before half time.

On twenty-nine Kirke lost the ball ten metres from the Vikings line and Mellor picked up the loose ball and won the race with Moon and Hardaker to score. A minute later and the kick-off return saw Leuluai break down field, draw Hardaker, and pass to Brown for a walk in try. Owens goaled both and levelled the scores at 18-18.

With five minutes of the half remaining it looked as though a moment of McShane brilliance had edged the Rhinos back ahead as he went under the Vikings defenders from acting half-back and scored. Bentham sent the decision to Steve 'Calamity' Ganson who inexplicably ruled out the try. Another Ganson howler? It's likely to be a story that runs and runs.

Widnes drew first blood in the second half after two quick penalties conceeded by the Rhinos (high tackle and then offside) allowed them the field position to move the ball to a stretched Leeds wing and Hanbury went over in the corner. Owens failed to convert but it was the first time the Vikings had been in the lead, by 18-22.

The Widnes lead lasted for just two minutes as the Rhinos forwards combined for a bulldozing try. Peacock had got within five and then a quick play the ball allowed Jones-Buchanan to take the defence by surprise and crash over by the sticks. Hardaker made it 24-22.

On fifty-eight a high kick from Burrow was caught and offloaded by Moon as Widnes made no effort to get involved. Moon found Hardaker who used McShane to feed Ryan Hall to score in the corner. Hardaker failed to convert and the margin was back to six points.

With fifteen minutes left the Rhinos extended the lead to ten when an extensive period of pressure ended with a Moon pass to put Hall over for his second in seven minutes.


Two Tries

The visitors weren't done and on sixty-seven it looked like Hock would narrow the lead but a great challenge from Hardaker forced him to drop the ball with the line begging. On seventy-two the Vikings did narrow the margin, thanks again to a Leeds attacking error, when the ball went to ground on the Widnes ten metre line before Hanbury picked it up and went ninety metres to score. Owens added the two to reduce the margin to four at 32-28.

The Rhinos had the last try of the game with five minutes remaining when Sutcliffe crowned an excellent performance with a nice drop of the shoulder and a dive over the line from five metres. Hardaker slotted over the extras for a well deserved 38-28 win for the Rhinos kids.

This was a night when boys became men. Sutcliffe, Singleton, Keinhorst, Minns and Baldwinson all did very well and looked as though they have every chance of being a great nucleus for the future alongside the likes of Hardaker, Ward and Hood.

This was a game that we could have easily lost, and which wouldn't have raised too many eyebrows had we given away the two points, but the youngsters dug deep and the handful of old-timers in the side showed that they are willing to step up to the plate when the team needs them. Peacock was again awesome, as was JJB. Burrow seems much happier in the halves, where he is now likely to get an extended run.

Next up, the Giants at the John Smith's on Sunday...now that could be tough.

Please vote for your Man-of-the-Match in the front page poll.


Match Facts

Rhinos
Vikings
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Hardaker
5
7
Hanbury
2
2
Jones-Bishop
1
26
Owens
4
22
Keinhorst
2
Isa
4
Moon
4
Marsh
5
Hall
2
5
Ah Van
26
Sutcliffe
1
6
Brown
1
7
Burrow
2
14
Mellor
2
17
Kirke
10
Pickersgill
9
McShane
9
Clarke
10
Peacock
16
O'Carroll
11
Jones-Buchanan
1
22
Hock
18
Clarkson
12
Allen
23
Singleton
13
Cahill
28
Baldwinson
18
White
19
Achurch
17
Kavanagh
21
Moore
24
Leuluai
27
Minns
11
Winterstein

Kick Off:
19:45
Half-Time:
18-18
Referee:
Phil Bentham
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