Messageboard Home Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Latest Articles
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
Navigation Messageboard
Contact Me
Web Links
Photo Gallery
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)

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
Youngsters Take Fight to the Knights
Posted by southstander on February 02 2007 - 11:01:39

Off to York

Sunday sees a young looking Rhinos side travel to the Huntingdon Stadium in York for the annual City Knights fund raiser.

Despite the game being the last opportunity for Tony Smith to make adjustments to his side, he has opted to field the youngsters in what promises to be a competitive game. He must be very happy with what he saw in the 50-0 win over the Giants.

We preview the game here ....

After initially challenging Ronnie Rhino to a bike riding challenge, Norris the Knight will now race the Rhinos mascot in a half time goal kicking competition. Lets hope that the entertainment both sides of this main event can live up to the excitement.

The Knights have won two out of their three pre-season friendlies including a 26-20 boxing day win over the Hawks. They did lose their last game, last weekend, against Castleford Tigers, but by a far narrower margin than you may imagine.

Leeds have named their side as; 1. Lee Smith, 2. Ryan Hall, 3. Michael Ratu, 4. Jody Broughton, 5. Danny Williams, 6. Luke Gale, 7. Jordan Tansey, 8. Jamie Thackray, 9. Ben Kaye, 10. Luke Burgess , 11. Ian Kirke , 12. Jason Hart, 13. Steve Brooke, 14. Kyle Briggs, 15. Michael Hayley, 16. Michael Brown, 17. Ayden Faal. While it is likely that only Smith, Williams, Tansey, Thackray and Kirke will get any first team game time this season, it is still a stronger side than it could have been.

Last year we won this game by 25-18 but in 2005 it was a 38-24 loss in a game that was played at Bootham Crescent. I suspect that it will be a close game with the result being too tough to call. Tony Smith is probably right, a strong side and a massive Rhinos win would serve no purpose in a fundraising friendly.

Sundays forecast is for no rain and decent enough temperatures for the time of year. I doubt that there will be many more that 2,000 in and this number of supporters can easily gather under the sheds.

Get yourself there and support the youngsters.



Remember Me

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
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 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 if further assistance is required.

(C)1999-2015 RLFANS.COM