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Academy at the Double
Posted by southstander on April 30 2006 - 08:56:53

Top Game
By Matthew Horton at Wilderspool

The Under 21s looked to keep the momentum of the victory over Castleford when they travelled to take on a very experienced looking and unbeaten Warrington Wolves side. Ashley Gibson and Jordan Tansey returned for the Rhinos. The Wolves pack contained 5 players with first team experience, including props Mark Hilton and Danny Lima.

Just an couple of hours earlier, the U18's had been in action at home against the same opposition.

We bring you all the action......

44

Rhinos

v

Wolves

24

Senior Academy

29th April 2006

Academy at the Double

Leeds, defending the Railway End, got off the worst possible start when the kick off from Tansey went out on the full. Warrington went close through Bracek but the defence held firm. Leeds then went down to the other end of the field; Ashley Gibson chimed into the line superbly from full back and released Mike Ratu. He showed great strength to hold of the Wolves defence before a superb offload found Chris Buttery to go over. Gibson added the extras to give the Rhinos a 6-0 lead after 4 minutes.

Leeds stuck again on their next set; with the aid of a penalty they got into Warrington territory and made it pay again. It was almost a carbon copy, Buttery found Jordan Tansey and again Gibson joined the line at just the right moment to go on the outside of the Warrington cover before running all over Kevin Penny to touch down in the corner. The conversion drifted in front of the posts but Leeds were into a 10 point lead.

Leeds though let Warrington right back into the game, an attempted short side move from the kick went wrong when a pass from Carl Ablett only found the touch judge. Warrington started on the Leeds 20 and after attacking the right side of the Rhinos defence they moved the ball to the opposite side, Sam Gee put Danny Lima into the gap and was on had to take the return pass to go over. Stephen Roper added the goal and the lead was reduced to 10-6.

It was Leeds who struck next after 21 minutes after a period when both teams seemed to cancel each other out and it was a moment of magic. On the last tackle Jordan Tansey put a little grubber kick in and showed exceptional pace to win the touchdown as the Warrington defence hesitated. Gibson added the conversion to put the Rhinos 16-6 in front.

Leeds extended their lead further on 31 minutes, from the play the ball Mark Watts found Mike Ratu. He was about 25 metres out from the Warrington line but managed to spot the gap. He was caught 10 metres from the line but showed amazing strength to keep going over the try line and put the ball down. Gibson converted again to give the Rhinos a 22-6 lead.

Leeds then had two tries disallowed in the lead up to half time, first James Endersby was denied by a forward pass and then Ayden Faal after a knock on from a high kick by James Endersby. Steve Pickersgill was sin binned after a dummy spit the Lee Briers would have been proud of and Harry Archer was denied for the Wolves when he was ruled to have stepped into touch before grounding the ball. It was an entertaining first half and it was the Rhinos who went into the break 22-6 to the good.

It was Leeds who made the perfect start to the second half when they got on the scoreboard after only two minutes. Jamie IíAnson found Liam Halliday with the pass, he popped the ball to Jordan Tansey and after a sidestep he broke through the Warrington line to race over by the post after a 60 metre run. As Gibson added the conversion, Pickersgill returned from the Sin Bin and the Rhinos were 28-6 in front.

Warrington got back into the game six minutes later. They were camped on the Leeds line but the defence from the Rhinos was resolute at times. But after 5 consecutive sets defending on their own line they finally cracked as Sam Gee found Antony Jerram and was able to go over and get under the posts. Roper added the conversion and to bring the score back to 28-12.

Leeds managed to weather the storm from the Rhinos and extended their lead again after 56 minutes. After a getting the tackle count wiped clean Leeds pressured the Warrington line and on the last tackle a cross kick from Jordan Tansey just went over the head of Harry Archer and into the hands of Mike Ratu for his second try of the game. Gibson converted to take the score to 34-12.

Warrington struck right back after poor Leeds play allowed Archer to collect the kick off. The Wolves made their way down into the Rhinos 20 and on the last tackle Stephen Roper threw the dummy and wrong footed the defence to just touch down. Roper converted his own try and the game was still on at 34-18.

The scoring was a see-saw affair now and it was Leeds who went in next after 68 minutes. After a 40-20 from Jordan Tansey gave the Rhinos a start on the Wolves 10 metre line the ball was moved left from Tansey to Ratu and his superb offload sent Ryan Hall in at the corner for his Senior Academy try. Gibsonís conversion was off target and the Rhinos were 38-18 in front.

Leeds made the game safe with 4 minutes to go, after getting a repeat set from a goal line drop out the Rhinos went close when Burgess released Michael Brown and he was held up just short of the line. From there Leeds pounded the Warrington line and a super cut out pass from Ashley Gibson found Steve Brooke and he had a walk in at the corner. Gibson converted superbly and the Rhinos were 44-18 in front.

Warrington again managed to recover the kick off and got a consolation try in the last minute when Stephen Roper showed good footwork to evade the Rhinos defence and reach out to score his second try of the afternoon. He converted his own try to bring the final score to and impressive 44-24 victory to the Rhinos and inflict the first defeat of the season on the Wolves.

Coach Graeme Hallas was impressed with his forward pack today who out muscled a bigger and more experienced unit. Jordan Tansey took the team forward at every opportunity. The SouthStander.com man of the match went to Mike Ratu. He took his two tries superbly well and his powerful running and defence was a feature of the game.

The Senior Academy are back in action next Friday when they entertain Harlequins RL at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. Kick off is at 5.45.

Meanwhile earlier on at Headingley Carnegie the Under 18ís made it back to back victories after turning a 16-10 half time lead into a 38-14 victory over the Warrington Wolves. The Rhinos gave a debut to 16-year-old David Leeke on the bench. Warrington tries were from Kashley Watkins, Marc Shackley and Mike Cooper with Anthony Rourke adding a goal.

For the Rhinos the tries came from Tom Sheldrake, James Archibald, Tom Burton, Gareth Moore, Joe Chandler and Simon Brown. Kyle Briggs also got a try and added 5 goals and was named SouthStander.com man of the match.

The Junior Academy are back in action next Saturday when they travel to Harlequins RL.

Match Facts

Rhinos
Wolves
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Gibson
1
6
1
Hull
2
Hall
1
2
Penny
3
Ratu
2
3
Blythe
4
Brown
4
Jerram
1
5
Endersby
5
Archer
6
Ablett
6
Gee
1
7
Tansey
2
7
Roper
2
4
8
Burgess
8
Hilton
9
Watts
9
Johnson
10
Tootill
10
Lima
11
Faal
11
Bracek
12
Hart
12
Pickersgill
13
Buttery
1
13
Noone
14
Gale
14
Harrison
15
Brooke
1
15
Jones
16
I'Anson
16
Cornelia
17
Halliday
17
Byers

Kick Off:
14:30
Half-Time:
22-06
Referee:
Chris Dean


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