On the 11th July in years gone by Leeds beat Warrington Wolves 23-16 and Great Britain defeated New Zealand in Auckland.
On this day in 1997 Leeds travelled to the Wilderspool and were 23-16 winners against Warrington Wolves. On the score sheet that day was Wayne Collins, Phil Hassan and Ryan Sheridan, all of whom ran in tries to help the Rhinos to their third straight victory. Iestyn Harris and Graham Holroyd also added further points, Harris scoring 4 goals and Holroyd with a drop goal. On this day in 1970 Great Britain were in Auckland for the first game in the Test Series against New Zealand. Great Britain won the game 19-15 in front of a 15,948 crowd. It was Great Britain's fourth consecutive victory over the New Zealanders and five Leeds men made up part of the team. Mick Shoebottom who gained his fifth cap, Alan Smith who won his third cap, having made his debut earlier in the year, Syd Hynes who also gained his third cap, John Atkinson who collected his sixth and Barry Seabourne who claimed his only cap for Great Britain. Syd Hynes scored a try and 3 goals and John Atkinson added another - his fourth try for Great Britain.
Papua New Guinea Head Coach Adrian Lam was at Headingley Carnegie on Monday night to watch the Rhinos clash with St Helens as he checked out the venue where the Kumuls will take on World Champions New Zealand on Friday 8th November. Make sure you are there to see this exciting clash by visiting www.rlwc2013.com to book your ticket
We received a lovely email this morning from the dad of a family who attended the St Helens game on Monday night that we would like to share with you because it shows the unique atmosphere you help create here on match nights at Headingley Carnegie.