SS.com Messageboard Home Thursday, November 21, 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
The Great Escape
Posted by Number 2 on August 05 2007 - 20:17:18

Try and Goal
By Matthew Horton

After the stunning fightback by the first team at the Twickenham Stoop it was into the car and the short jounrney to St Mary's College for the Senior Academy fixture. It was hot, if not hotter at the ground as the Rhinos looked to snap their three game losing streak.

It was an experienced Quins line up with Zeb Luisi at full back, one of 5 players with first team experience.

Could this game be as close as the fixture at Headingley in March, which ended with dramatic one point victory for the Rhinos.

We bring you all of the action here.....

40

Rhinos

v

Harlequins RL

34

Senior Academy Championship

5th August 2007

The Great Escape

It were hot, and I mean hot. Most of the crowd were hidden in what little shade was available and it was Leeds that got on the scoreboard first. Ben Kaye going from dummy half and finding Nick Scruton on the inside and he powered his way over the line. Kyle Briggs converted to extend the lead to 6-0.

Leeds then turned up the pressure and went searching for that second score but the Quins defence was resolute and kept the Rhinos at bay. Quins then struck back after 19 minutes, a long pass form Zeb Luisi releasing Tony Clubb and he sent Andy Smith down the sideline and he stepped Ben Jones-Bishop to cross over. Tom Bold converted and it was all square.

This spurred the Quins on and two minutes later they were in again. Zeb Luisi and John Sullivan were heavily involved as the Quins made progress upfield before attacking down the left and Tom Bold sending substitute Jamie Boston in. Bold converted to give Quins a 12-6 lead.

It got worse for Leeds six minutes before half time, Kyle Briggs losing the ball 20 metres from his own line. From the scrum the ball went to Luisi and he stepped his way through some poor defence to go under the sticks. This made the conversion from Bold a formality to give the Quins a deserved 18-6 interval lead.

The start to the second half didn't get any better for the Rhinos either, with 2 minutes on the clock a superb offload from Dylan Skee released Steve Bannister and he went in under the posts untouched. Bold converting to extend the lead to 24-6.

Leeds tried to claw their way back into the game, Ben Jones-Bishop lost the ball over the line in the 48th minute after colliding with a goal post while being tackled. Two minutes later Leeds were in, an inside pass from Kyle Briggs finding Danny Allan and he stretched over to get his first try at Senior Academy level. Briggs converted to cut the gap to 12 points.

This just gave the home side further incentive and four minutes later the Quins replied. Leeds were guilty of losing the ball deep in their own half, after the scrum the defensive line was short on the right hand side and Zeb Luisi stepped through to go over. When Lamont Bryan stepped through some poor defence two minutes later it looked the two points were staying in the capital but Tom Bold only converted one of the tries but the lead was now 34-12 to Harlequins.

You wondered how Leeds were going to get back into the game, as the players took their drinks break after the Bryan try there were a few words said between the players as they took refuge in the shade. They came out a different side, on 65 minutes good handling by Carl Ablett, Michael Brown and Wayne Reittie saw the wingers super offload sent Brown in to score the try. Briggs converted to resude the gap to 16 points.

Leeds dragged themselves back into the game with three tries in 5 minutes, Nick Scruton making the break in the 69th minute before giving Joe Chandler a run in from 30 metres. Scruton was taken out by a late hit after the pass and was unable to continue. Two minutes later, good work by Jodie Broughton created the field position and Kyle Briggs danced through the Quins line. Briggs converted both tries to pull the gap down to 4 points.

Momentum but not time was on the Rhinos side at the moment, Harlequins didn't help themselves when Jamie Boston stupidly got himself sin binned trying to delay a Rhinos penalty. Leeds went close but lost the ball, from the resulting scrum Leeds put the shove on and forced an error to get another opportunity. From this scrum the ball was moved right, Briggs found Lee Smith, who had now moved to full back, who reached out to touch down and level the scores. Briggs though missed the conversion that would have put the Rhinos ahead and it was all square at 34-34 with 5 minutes to go.

Leeds went searching for the victory, but a good defensive set held them deep in their own half. Lee Smith put in a kick downfield from inside his own half, the ball was heading for Andy Smith but it took a wicked bounce and Wayne Reittie was on hand to pick up and cross for the match winner. Lee Smith converted to amazingly put Leeds 40-34 ahead and as at Headingley Carnegie back in March the Rhinos had stolen the two points from the Quins.

Amazing comeback, for the boys to drag themselves up from the canvas in those hot conditions was superb to watch. The forwards, led by Nick Scruton and Michael Haley run themselves into the ground for the cause today. It was a true case of never say die from the Rhinos as they snapped a three game losing streak. The ISC Sponsored Man of the Match went to Kyle Briggs, he was at the heart of the dramatic comeback for the Rhinos.


Match Facts

Rhinos
Quins
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Jones-Bishop
1
Luisi
2
2
Smith
1
1/1
2
Sharp
3
Broughton
3
Bryan
1
4
Ratu
4
Clubb
5
Archibald
5
Smith
1
6
Brown, M
1
6
Skee
7
Briggs
1
5/6
7
Bold
5/6
8
Scruton
1
8
Walsh
9
Kaye
9
Sullivan
10
Haley
10
Williams
11
Brook
11
Worrincey
12
Hart
12
Tootill
13
Ablett
13
Bannister
1
14
Allan
1
14
Purslow
15
Reittie
1
15
Janowski
16
Chandler
1
16
Boston
1
17
Jones
17
Coogan

Kick Off:
15:30
Half-Time:
06-18
Referee:
Warren Turley


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