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Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos, Thursday 21st April, kick off 8pm

15th April 2011

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos travel to the Grattan Stadium, Odsal, for their next Engage Super League fixture in their big local derby match against Bradford Bulls on Thursday 21st April, kick off 8pm.

The teams have already met once this year in the opening weekend of Super League when the Rhinos triumphed 32-28 in front of a 29,000 crowd at the Millennium Stadium. Leeds were 28-10 down at one stage but a remarkable fightback, which included a Ben Jones-Bishop hat trick helped the Rhinos get their campaign off to a winning start.

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This fixture is always one of the most eagerly anticipated of the season and last season saw the Rhinos finish 26-12 winners thanks to a Danny McGuire hat trick. The last time Bradford beat the Rhinos was in 2009 when they edged a close match 10-6 at Odsal.

Tickets are now on sale for this game and are for seated or standing areas. For seated, the tickets are unreserved and are priced at:

Adults: £18
Students (with valid ID) and Senior Citizens (65+ years): £15
Juniors: £5

Tickets for Junior Season Ticket Holders to exchange their voucher from their away voucher book are also available. Ambulant disabled tickets for standing areas are priced at £10 and helper tickets are also available upon production of valid ID. Wheelchair disabled fans need to book tickets via the Bulls Ticket Office on 01274 762341.

Please note, all ticket prices increase on game day between £1 and £9 depending on ticket category.

Official coach travel for this match is priced at £9 with 5% discount for Season Ticket Holders, Bronze Members and Rhinos 4 Life Members. The coach will depart from Car Park F on St Michael’s Lane at 6.00pm. 

Match tickets will be available until 4pm on Thursday 21st April from the Rhinos Ticket Office.
 

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Bradford Bulls 22 Leeds Rhinos 30

21st April 2011

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos twice came from behind to secure a morale boosting 30-22 win over Bradford Bulls in front of nearly 20,000 fans at Odsal.

The Rhinos started strongly at Odsal showing good control with the ball and putting the Bulls under pressure on their own line. Jamie Jones-Buchanan went close with a run from dummy half but was stopped short.

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The Bulls were then awarded a relieving penalty with a high shot from Luke Burgess on Craig Kopczak and the home side took full advantage. Having worked the ball down field, a cross field kick from Marc Herbert pitted Patrick Ah Van against Ryan Hall in the air and the Bradford man did enough to knock the ball back into his path as he fell and regathered to score. He missed the conversion but the Bulls led 4-0 after seven minutes.

They increased their lead with the next set after the kick off. Jamie Jones-Buchanan was penalised for interference at the tackle by referee Thierry Alibert and once again the Bulls made the most of their possession. Skipper Andy Lynch drove the ball up hard with Luke Burgess and Danny Buderus both going low allowing the prop to stretch out and score between the posts. Ah Van added the conversion to make it 10-0.

The game took a decisive turn after 25 minutes when firstly Bradford had a third effort disallowed after 24 minutes for Michael Platt after a knock on from a chip kick near the line. The Rhinos then went down the other end of the field and scored their first try of the game through Paul McShane. The Rhinos had camped themselves on the Bulls line and eventually the hooker spotted a gap and went from dummy half through three would-be tacklers. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 10-6.

The Rhinos levelled the score with three minutes remaining in the half when L’Estrange lost possession on halfway. The Rhinos sensed their chance and despite the calls for a forward final pass from Brent Webb to Jamie Jones-Buchanan, video referee Ben Thaler awarded the try for the Leeds forward. Sinfield missed the touchline conversion to leave the scores locked at 10-10.

Bradford immediately retook the lead when Ben Cross was penalised for an incorrect play the ball from the kick off. Ah Van had a simple penalty chance from 30 metres out to put his side back in front 12-10 at half time.
The Bulls made the most impressive start to the second half as they kept the pressure up on the Rhinos. They got their reward on the back of two sets in the Leeds half and Olivier Elima managed to get through to score after 42 minutes. Ah Van missed the conversion but the Bulls now led 16-10.

However, once again the game swung in the favour of the Rhinos with two quick fire tries. The first came after 51 minutes when Keith Senior finished off some good work by the half backs to power his way over.

Then two minutes later the Rhinos were in again. Carl Ablett and Brent Webb did the damage with two good breaks in midfield. Sinfield spotted that Bradford were caught short out wide and he threw a looping pass out to Ryan Hall, who marked his 100th appearance for the club with a try. Sinfield converted both tries to give his side a 22-16 lead.

The Bulls levelled the score once again with 17 minutes to go. It came on the back of two consecutive penalties against the Rhinos inside their own half after they had produced a solid defensive set to pen the home side inside their own half. Eventually the pressure toll and Elima crossed for his second try of the game. Ah Van added the conversion to make it 22-22.

The Rhinos then retook the lead with 14 minutes to go from a penalty by Sinfield. Jones-Buchanan had chased a great high kick from Sinfield and was adjudged to be blocked by Ah Van. The skipper coolly stepped up to give his side the lead once again.

However, there was still time left for the Bulls to snatch the win however the Rhinos then sealed the win with a try from Danny Buderus three minutes from time. The hooker spotted a gap close the line and forced his way over. Sinfield added the conversion to make the final score 30-22.

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