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Nearly But Not Quite
Posted by Number 2 on July 14 2007 - 17:05:56

18 points
By Matthew Horton

The Rhinos travelled to Edge Hall Road looking to overturn the 37-20 defeat to the league leading Warriors at Stanningley a month ago. There was a first appearance in the 21's for Danny Allan and Nick Scruton continued his comeback from injury.

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28

Rhinos

v

Warriors

34

Senior Academy Championship

14th July 2007

Nearly But Not Quite

Wonderful weather greeted us on arrival at Edge Hall Road as summer almost arrived in Orrell. I say nearly as there was quite a stiff breeze blowing down the ground from the Clubhouse end. And Leeds playing into the breeze and up the slight slope were first onto the scoreboard in the 8th minute. A kick on the last tackle from Kyle Briggs went over the head of Niki Stanton and Lee Smith was on hand to touch down in the left hand corner. Briggs was off target with the converstion to edge the Rhinos ahead 4-0.

Things go better for Leeds 10 minutes later, back to back penalties allowing Leeds to get deep into Wigan territory. The overlap was created down the right hand side by Michael Brown and Jodie Broughton to send Danny Williams in, this time by the right corner flag. Again Briggs conversion was blown away by the wind but the Rhinos had doubled their lead to 8-0.

Then came the Wigan fight back in the 22nd minute, firstly Stanton went through a poor Leeds chase following a Ben Kaye kick, he got to half way and found Chris Ashton who went in untouched. Stanton then added the conversion to cut the gap to two points.

Four minutes later the home side took the lead, a break from a scrum by Sam Tomkin was halted on the 30 metre line. Sam Raye collected the ball at dummy half and powered his way through some poor tackling to get in at the corner. Stanton was off target but the Warriors edged ahead 10-8.

The lead wasn't to last long, in the 31st minute Leeds took the lead back. Mike Ratu with the break down the left hand side and his super offload was collected by Lee Smith who went in at the corner to claim his second try of the afternoon. Briggs again was off target but the Rhinos were 12-10 in front.

Wigan finished the half the stronger though, firstly with 5 minutes to go Sam Tomkin released Chris Tuson with a pass that looked forward. Ashton again was on hand to collect his second try. Then on the last play of the half the Leeds defence was caught sleeping again as Thomas Coyle went in from dummy half. Stanton converted both to give the Warriors a 22-12 half time lead.

The home side looked to turn the screw at the start of the second half and crossed with the half 4 minutes old, the try disallowed by referee Dolan for a double movement. This lifted Leeds and three minutes later they hit back, Steve Brook's break giving Leeds field position and while the Warriors defence was trying to reorganise a kick from Kyle Briggs caused confusion and Lee Smith completed his hat trick by just touching down in the corner. Briggs, this time with the wind, still couldn't convert but the gap was down to 6 points.

In the 51st minute it was all level again, after being awarded a penalty deep in their own half Kyle Briggs put a big touch finder in. Lee Smith was alive to the situation, got to the mark and took a quick tap. The Wigan defence was totally organised as he went over for his fourth try of the game. Smith then took over the kicking duties to level things up and it was game on.

Wigan though aren't league leaders for nothing, and took control again with 2 tries in three minutes. Firstly in the 61st minute Thomas Coyle changed the direction of the play. His floated pass found Sam Tomkin, he should have been cleaned up by Jodie Broughton but managed to get away and the stepped and weaved his way to the line to put Wigan ahead. Then Coyle and Sam Tomkin combined on the last tackle to release Danny Hill, he interchanged passed with Raye and went in at the corner. Stanton converted both to take the Warriors to a 34-22 lead.

Try as they might, Leeds did everything they could to get back in to the game. Simon Worrall making a break but having no support, Wayne Reittie had a try ruled out for a forward pass. When Nick Scruton barged his way over from dummy half in the last minute, despite Briggs successful conversion time was the Rhinos main enemy now as four tackles after the kick off the referee blew for time to give the Warriors a 34-28 victory.

As at Stanningley it was an excellent game of Rugby League. Wigan had a strong side out, which included ex-Rhino Shane Millard, but Leeds came so close to inflicting the second defeat this on the Warriors. THe main difference was the goal kicking, both teams scored 6 tries. Niki Stanton missed only 1 kick compared to 4 for the Rhinos. Nick Scruton continues to impress with his hard running, Mike Ratu again impressed as did Simon Worrall. The ISC Sponsored Man of the Match went to Lee Smith, despite being unable to finish the game through injury his contribution to the Rhinos cause was a noble one in a losing team.


Match Facts

Rhinos
Warriors
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Jones-Bishop
1
Ashton
2
2
Smith
4
1/1
2
Stanton
5/6
3
Broughton
3
Goulding
4
Ratu
4
Raye
1
5
Williams
1
5
Small
6
Brown, M
6
Tomkin, S
1
7
Briggs
1/5
7
Coyle, T
1
8
Scruton
1
8
Kavanagh
9
Kaye
9
Millard
10
Haley
10
O'Carroll
11
Worrall
11
Hill
1
12
Hart
12
Mossop
13
Ablett
15
Tuson
14
Reittie
14
Flanagan
15
Allan
13
Tomkin, J
16
Brook
16
Sykes
17
Jones
17
Walker

Kick Off:
14:30
Half-Time:
12-22
Referee:
Greg Dolan


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