SS.com Messageboard Home Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Latest Articles
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
Navigation
SS.com Messageboard
Home
Articles
Downloads
Contact Me
Web Links
Photo Gallery
Search
Game Info
2015 1st Team Game Info
2014 1st Team Game Info
2013 1st Team Game Info
2012 1st Team Game Info
2011 1st Team Game Info
2010 1st Team Game Info
2009 1st Team Game Info
2008 1st Team Game Info
2007 1st Team Game Info
2006 1st Team Game Info
2005 1st Team Game Info
Hall of Fame
Tony Smith ('03-'07)
Barrie McDermott ('96-'06)
Merchandise

Click Here
2013 Sponsors List
2012 Sponsors List
2011 Sponsors List
2010 Sponsors List
2009 Sponsors List
2008 Sponsors List
2007 Sponsors List
2006 Sponsors List
2005 Sponsors List
Rhinos Face Decimated Dragons
Posted by southstander on February 28 2014 - 08:11:50

On Top Form
The Rhinos take their unbeaten start to the season to sunny Perpignan for tonights Superleague XIX encounter with the winless Catalans Dragons.

Leeds will be bouyed by the news that Kevin Sinfield has responded well to treatment on the injury that he picked up last week against Warrington and that he is likely to be in the seventeen for tonights match.

The Catalans will be desperate to get their season started, especially in front of their partisan home crowd.

We preview the game, read more here...

While not the finished article, the Rhinos looked pretty strong against the Wolves last week. Just a six point win was a bit of a travesty in a game which we dominated for long periods. The defence was excellent with just a couple of lapses costing us tries, but our inability to convert pressure into points was a little frustrating.

Tom Briscoe, equal top try scorer in Superleague XIX, is increasingly looking like a sound investment and he will be keen to add to his current haul of four tries in two games in Blue and Amber.

The only change in McDermott's ninteen is the recall of Liam Sutcliffe after playing in the Academy game last week. It's likely that he's in the squad as a direct replacement for the skipper, should he fail to make the starting side. The full nineteen is; Hardaker, Jones-Bishop, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Aiton, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Bailey, Clarkson, Briscoe, Sutcliffe, and Singleton.

Catalans Dragons coach, Laurent Frayssinous, has a number of headaches with his team selection as he has a raft of injuries and suspensions to cope with. The home side are without some big names for the Rhinos visit including; Pomeroy, Cardace, Dureau and Duport (all injured) along with the suspended Elima and Bousquet. Louis Anderson only arrived back in Perpignan today after two months back home in Australia on compassionate leave and is unfit for first team action.

The Catalans will likely see Baile, Vaccari and Simon make their first appearances of 2014 as they are called into the nineteen of; Webb, Escare, Pryce, Oldfield, Bosc, Henderson, Lima, Taia, Mounis, Maria, Pelissier, Whitehead, Millard, Simon, Fakir, Paea, Baitieri, Baile, and Vaccari.

This will be the eighteenth regular round meeting between the two sides with the Rhinos currently having a 13-4 lead. The Dragons have won all four of their games against Leeds at home and honours stand at 4-4 for games played in France.

The last time that the sides met was at Headingley last August where the Rhinos were triumphant by 20-12. The last time that Leeds visited the south of France was back in April of last year when a virtuoso Sinfield kicking performance (7 goals and a drop goal) secured a 27-12 win, despite Ryan Baileys red card early in the second half.

Southstander.com Prediction
Dragons 12 28 Rhinos

Given the depleted Catalans side and their poor start to the year, I would expect that this is a game that we should win, and by quite some margin. The bookies have given the home side a ten point start on the coupon but I would hope that we can do a little better than that.

A win by more than forty-six points is very unlikely but would see us top of the table, as long as Hull KR don't capitulate against the Tigers.

If you are down in Perpignan then you probably already know that the forecast is for wall to wall sunshine and a very pleasant late teens temperature.

Enjoy the weather, enjoy the match.

Guest
Username

Password

Remember Me



Register
Lost Password?
Google Adverts
Member Poll
How will the Rhinos fare in the opening fixtures of the two part season?

Top of the pile

Top Four

Top Eight

Bottom Four

You must login to vote.
All The Latest News
YEP
Google Adverts

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that news stories are correct, we cannot be held responsible for errors. However, if you feel any material on this website is copyrighted or incorrect in any way please contact us at loiners@hotmail.com so we can remove it or negotiate copyright permission.

RLFANS.COM, the owners of this website, the RLSA (Rugby League Supporters Association) or the 100% League Network are not responsible for the content of its sub-sites, please email the author of this sub-site if you feel you find an article offensive or of a choice nature that you disagree with.

Email RLFANS.COM's owners admins@rlfans.com if further assistance is required.

(C)1999-2015 RLFANS.COM