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Leeds Rhinos v St Helens, Monday 20th May, kick off 7.45pm

11th May 2013

By Leeds Rhinos

Put an end to boring Monday nights with an extraordinary night of rugby league live at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. Leeds Rhinos are set to play St Helens in their next home game on Monday 20th May, Kick off 7.45pm.

Leeds return to action in Super League against St Helens looking to bounce back from the Challenge Cup exit. Leeds v St Helens games have always been some of the most exciting contests in the summer era and, with Saints desperate to get back to winning ways, this should be no different. 

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Huddersfield Giants 24 Leeds Rhinos 8

11th May 2013

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos lost out to Huddersfield Giants in the Fifth Round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup despite two tries from Kallum Watkins.

Having lost to the Giants earlier this season at Headingley Carnegie, the Rhinos knew they would have their work cut out against Paul Anderson’s side and the home side started the better side and took the lead after just six minutes when Danny Brough kicked a penalty from close range.

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They increased their lead two minutes later with the opening try of the game. Luke Robinson was able to get a quick play the ball near the Rhinos line and hooker Shaun Lunt, who played at Wembley for Leeds last season, spotted a gap and darted through from dummy half. Brough added the conversion to make it 8-0 after as many minutes.

The home side could then have increased their lead further when Eorl Crabtree broke through and only had full back Zak Hardaker to beat from ten metres out. Hardaker went low on the big prop and held tight and pulled him down. The Giants were desperate to get over and Brough flung a pass behind his back which was intercepted by Kallum Watkins. Watkins then combined with Carl Ablett o break clear up to half way before being pulled down. Finally Rob Burrow and Ablett took on the Giants defence before Watkins touched down in the corner. Kevin Sinfield pulled his attempted touchline conversion wide but Leeds were back in the game at 8-4 after 12 minutes.

However, Huddersfield came back once again and increased their advantage again two minutes later. Leeds had produced a strong defensive set and it looked as if the home side would struggle to get away from their line but Robinson was able to get out of a tackle and spread the ball wide to Leroy Cudjoe who put Jermaine McGillvary away down the touchline. He kicked ahead and regathered after a mix up in the Leeds defence. The home side spread the ball to the other side of the pitch and Joe Wardle touched down.

Leeds were denied a second try when video referee Steve Ganson adjudged Danny McGuire had lost control of the ball as he attempted to ground the ball. The Giants rubbed salt in the wound after Cudjoe intercepted Mitch Achurch’s attempted offload and went 80 metres to score despite the close attentions of Hardaker and Ryan Hall. Brough missed both conversion attempts so the Giants lead was restricted to 16-4.

The home side thought they had capped a fine first half showing with a try at the end of the half. Jamie Cording had bumped off a tackle and sprinted for the line only for Hardaker to get himself between the ball and the pitch and the try was chalked off to keep it at 16-4 at the break.

Leeds looked like they might have made the dream start to the second half when Huddersfield allowed a McGuire bomb to bounce three times and did not spot Watkins racing up on the inside to attempt to touch down. Fortunately for Grix, he was adjudged to have touched down first to save his blushes. Leeds then gained two more penalties near the Giants line but were unable to turn their pressure into points with McShane’s grubber on the line near the post, running dead to end the period.

The Giants, who only needed to keep the scoreboard ticking over, then had the chance to extend their lead when Ryan Bailey was penalised for lying on in the tackle and Brough knocked over the simple penalty chance to make it 18-4 after 47 minutes.
Leeds had other periods of pressure after that as they forced the Giants to drop out on two further occasions but they could not find a way through the home defence.

The game then produced a huge talking point when Wardle was sent off after punching Ablett in the head on five separate occasions after the two had faced off just after the hour mark.

Leeds pressed hard to immediately make their numerical advantage count but the Giants redoubled their efforts and were able to keep the visitors out. The Rhinos finally found a way through when quick hands along the backline created a gap for Watkins to touch down in the corner. Sinfield pushed his conversion attempt wide so it side trailed by 10 with eleven minutes to play.

The visitors had pressure near the Giants line but they needed to score quickly and were unable to produce the telling movement to unlock the home defence. Rob Burrow was unfortunate to slip as he came in for a play the ball and knocked on and then with four minutes to go Leeds were pulled back for a forward pass 15 metres from Huddersfield line.

The Rhinos incredible run in the Challenge Cup finally came to an end when Cudjoe intercepted again and went over in the final minute. Brough added the conversion to make the final score 24-8 to the home side.

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