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U18's Demolish the Bulls
Posted by southstander on July 09 2006 - 07:00:20

Reittie Shared MoM
By Matthew Horton

The Junior Academy travelled to the Grattan Stadium looking to build on the successes of the past fortnight against Huddersfield and Wakefield. Due to other commitments I wasn’t able to get to either of those games and coach John Bastian was worried I might be a jinx on the team when we chatted pre-game.

Anyway, on with the action....

48

Rhinos

v

Bulls

06

U18's Academy

8th July 2006

U18's Demolish the Bulls

For the first half an hour it looked like John’s prediction might have been right as the two teams entered into a huge arm wrestle with no quarter being asked but Leeds were guilty of spoiling a hat full of chances that would have put the game to bed before half time.

Leeds had a try ruled on in the 7th minute when Wayne Reitte’s pass was ruled forward by referee Brooke, despite the touch judge having a contrasting opinion. Leeds eventually got on the board in the 14th minute, after a run from Reitte gave Leeds field position Luke Gale and Simon Brown found Tom Burton chiming into the line, he got on the outside of the Bradford cover before finding Danny Allan on the inside to go over. The conversion from Gareth Moore was successful and Leeds were six points to the good.

It nearly got better three minutes later as Luke Gale made a huge bust downfield, he had options on the outside but he went for the glory on his own and was brought down five metres short. Ross Kyte though committed a professional foul by preventing Gale from making a quick play the ball and was despatched to the sin bin. Wayne Reitte was then held up in over the line in the next set but the Bradford defence held firm.

Leeds were beginning to make inroads into the Bradford defence on regular interval but a lack of patience and composure wasn’t helping. Then things clicked into place and the Rhinos struck twice just before half time.

Firstly after 35 minutes Gareth Moore and Luke Gale combined to find Ben Jones-Bishop who timed his run to perfect and he sent Tom Burton in at the corner, the Gale charged at the Bradford line, he offloaded to Moore and he put Joe Howie through the gap to score by the side of the posts. Moore converted both tries to send the Rhinos 18-0 up at the break.

Bradford were still in with a shout and after their comeback from 16-0 down at Headingley Carnegie in the meeting at Easter anything could still happen. But the Rhinos took the initiative with the second half only 5 minutes old. Mathew Fox finding Danny Allen and his pass out of the back door put Burton in for his second try. The conversion from Moore fell just short.

It was all Leeds now; on 55 minutes good work again from Mathew Fox released Luke Gale down centre field. He was tackled 5 metres from the line but a quick play the ball allowed hooker Paul McShane to send Danny Allan in for his second try of the afternoon. Moore converted and at 28-0 the game was in the bag.

The Rhinos were in total control now and making metres downfield at will and were soon camped down on the Bradford line. McShane collected the ball from dummy half after Reitte has been caught short, the in and out move fooled the Bradford defence and it was Jodie Broughton a walk in at the corner. The conversion attempt from Moore drifted across the front of the posts.

The Rhinos were playing super stuff now and hit the Bulls for two quick tries, first on 70 minutes McShane and Howie combined to release Luke Gale and he danced round the Bradford full back to go over. Then straight from the kick McShane fielded the ball and the slipped a superb pass the Broughton and he went 75 metres down the popular side touchline and round under the posts. Moore converted both to take the Rhinos 44-0 up.

Then, the only black mark on the day. Leeds were caught sleeping at the kick off and Bradford regathered the ball. The Leeds defence never really got organised before Dwaine Nelson picked the ball up from dummy half to barge his way over from 10 metres. Kieran Hyde added the conversion to give the Bulls the mere consolation of six points.

Leeds though, had the final say with three minutes left. McShane and Gale involved before the youngster, fresh from playing in the Foundation Academy, found Wayne Reitte and he went in for a deserved try. Moore’s conversion attempt shaved the upright and went wide to leave the Rhinos 48-6 winners.

Superb performance after Leeds settled down and started to follow the instructions of John Bastian. Ben Jones and Joe Chandler upfront made the hard yards along side Ben Fawcett. Mathew Fox also looked good after his promotion from the Foundation Academy side. A bit of a change for the SouthStander.com man of the match award this week. It was impossible to split these two guys for all their efforts, firstly Wayne Reittie. His contribution was outstanding, very vocal on the pitch and his running was a feature all afternoon. Also getting the prize was hooker Paul McShane, this lad is 16 years old and is definitely a star of the future. He was a livewire all over the pitch on both attack and defence and ripped the Bulls to bits with his passing in the second half. Remember the name.

Match Facts

Rhinos
Bulls
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Jones-Bishop
1
Lang
2
Leeke
2
Nelson
1
3
Burton
2
3
Redman
4
Broughton
2
4
Dee
5
Reittie
1
5
Naylor
6
Brown
6
Coleman
7
Moore
6
7
Smith
8
Jones
8
Hitchen
9
McShane
9
Carlisle
10
Chandler
10
Crossley
11
Allen
2
11
Waddington
12
Howie
1
12
Kyte
13
Gale
1
13
Crookes
14
Fox
14
Hyde
1
15
Collins
15
Foulds
16
Elkington
16
Khan
17
Fawcett
17
Snowden

Kick Off:
14:30
Half-Time:
18-00
Referee:
Peter Brooke


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