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Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos 29/04/2011

25th April 2011

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos will travel to the Probiz Coliseum, on Friday 29th April to take on local rivals Castleford Tigers, kick off 5.15pm.

The Tigers have been one of the form teams of the season and are currently fourth in the Engage Super League, having secured wins over Hull, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Catalan, Crusaders, Salford and Hull KR. They have not won in their last three games however, losing to St Helens and Wakefield and drawing with Harlequins so they will be looking to get their season back on track with a win over the Rhinos.

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Tickets and travel on sale for the away match against Castleford Tigers at which is on Friday 29th April kick off 5.15pm. Match tickets are for the standing area and these are priced at £18 adults, £10 Senior Citizens (60 and over), Students (upon production of a valid student card) and Juniors (15 and under). Tickets are available for Rhinos junior season ticket holders to exchange their away vouchers. Ambulant and Wheelchair Disabled tickets priced at £18.00 Adults and £10 Concession. Helper tickets are also available if required and upon production of valid ID.

Official coach travel for this match is priced at £9.00 with 5% discount for Season Ticket Holders, Bronze Members and Rhinos 4 Life Members. The coach will depart from Car Park F on St Michaels Lane at 3pm.

N.B Match tickets will be available until 4.00pm on Thursday 28th April from the Rhinos Ticket Office.

To book either or both tickets and travel, please call the Ticket Office Hotline on 0871 423 13 15 (calls are charged at 10p per minute) or book online at www.therhinos.co.uk.

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Castleford Tigers 6 Leeds Rhinos 48

29th April 2011

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos produced a clinical performance to rip Castleford Tigers at the Probiz Colliseum with Jamie Peacock making his comeback and Ryan Hall scoring twice.

The Rhinos made the perfect start to the game with a try in their first set. Leeds took the game to the home side from the off and quick hands created a gap for Kallum Watkins to touch down in the corner for his ninth try of the season. Sinfield was off target with the conversion attempt but the Rhinos led 4-0 inside two minutes.

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It was a disappointing start for the Tigers but they were soon fired up when half back Rangi Chase produced a thundering hit on Kevin Sinfield that finished off in the Leeds skipper’s face. There were several strong challenges after that at the derby atmosphere finally ignited.

Castleford had a long spell of pressure on the Leeds line midway through the first half but they could not find a way through. Sinfield produced a brilliant piece of defence to get under Kirk Dixon as he attempted to ground the ball and then, in the same set, Dixon’s wide pass to Richard Owen was adjudged forward by referee Richard Silverwood.

The Rhinos then got two back to back penalties and were able to relieve the pressure. They made the most of their chance when Burrow fed Danny McGuire and he popped up a short pass to Jamie Jones-Buchanan, who went over for the try. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 10-0 after 22 minutes.

Castleford came back on the offensive after that set back and were camped on the Leeds line for the next ten minutes after forcing a drop out and gaining three penalties in the Leeds half. However, a knock on from Dixon and a forward pass to Owen saw them denied their opening score.

To add insult to injury, Leeds once again went down field and increased their lead when Brett Ferres was penalised for holding on in the tackle on Chris Clarkson. Sinfield added the penalty to make it 12-0 after 36 minutes.

The half ended with the Tigers on the attack but a quality leap from Ryan Hall snuffed out the danger as he took Chase’s cross field kick and the home side were left with nothing to show for a great deal of possession.

The home side continued to apply the pressure at the start of the second half but they still could not find a way through the Rhinos defence. The came close when Oliver Holmes pinched a crossfield bomb from out of the grasp of Kallum Watkins, but he then knocked on as he tried to ground it. Chase continued to be the Tigers biggest threat and he produced a sublime piece of skill to open up the Leeds defence as he chipped over the top, regathered and spun away from three would be tacklers. However, just as it seemed that the Tigers may break through, Danny Orr knocked on and the Rhinos counter attacked down field.

Leeds were in a clinical mood and they struck for their third try just before the hour mark. The position came off some good work by McShane as he took the forwards downfield. The ball was then spread wide and Ryan Hall did brilliantly to get the ball down before hitting the corner post. Sinfield added the touchline conversion to make it 18-0.

The biggest cheer of the day from the travelling fans was reserved for their side’s fourth try when Danny McGuire burst through the home defence and then rounded Richard Mathers to score and continue his remarkable record against Castleford. The try was his 20th in just 15 career appearances against the Tigers. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 24-0.

Castleford did eventually get a try back through Arundell but either side of that effort Rob Burrow raced over for a try against his home town club and then Paul McShane once again showed his growing ability to sniff out a try when he forced his way in from close range. Sinfield converted both to make it 36-6.

The Rhinos wanted to finish with a flourish and they did with two quick tries. The first came from Ian Kirke, who showed brute strength to drag himself over the line and then, with the final play of the game, Ryan Hall raced through to touch down Burrow’s kick for his second try of the game. Sinfield converted from the touchline to make the final score 48-6. 

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