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Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos Sunday 14th March, kick off 3pm

5th March 2010

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos travel to the Galpharm Stadium next Sunday to take on Nathan Brown’s Huddersfield Giants side.

The Rhinos won 34-6 at the Galpharm last season thanks to two tries from Brent Webb making it 12 wins in a row for Leeds over the men in Claret and Gold. You have to go back to 2003 when Tony Smith led the Giants to a shock 30-24 win over the then league leaders.

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Tickets and travel are on sale for Leeds Rhinos away match against Huddersfield on Sunday 14th March kick off 3.00pm.
We have tickets for the Pink Link Stand only for this match (unreserved seating situated behind the posts); they are priced at £18.00 for Adults, £12.00 for Students (with a valid student card) and Senior Citizens (Over 60 years of age) and £5.00 for Juniors 12 and over.

Under 11’s are free – these tickets can only be claimed from Leeds Rugby Ticket Sales Office. Junior season ticket holders can exchange their away voucher at Headingley Carnegie ticket sales office.

Official coach for this match priced at £9.00 with 5% discount for Season Ticket Holders, Bronze Members and Rhinos 2000 members, the coach will depart from Car Park F on St Michaels Lane at 12.30pm.

To book either tickets or travel please call the ticket office hotline on 0871 423 13 15 or book online at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets 

Please note that there is a increase of £2 (£3 for juniors) per ticket on the day of the game. Tickets will be available until 12noon on Friday 12th March.

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Huddersfield Giants 26 Leeds Rhinos 20

14th March 2010

By Leeds Rhinos

Despite a fight back from the Rhinos, they lost out 26-20 to Nathan Brown’s Huddersfield Giants side at the Galpharm Stadium.

Both teams had big wins in the previous week with Huddersfield putting Wakefield to the sword at Belle Vue whilst the Rhinos got back to winning ways at Headingley Carnegie with a big win over injury-hit Harlequins RL.

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Leeds had their own injury concerns going into this clash with Greg Eastwood joining Scott Donald, Carl Ablett and Kevin Sinfield on the sidelines after he was ruled out for ten weeks with a wrist injury.

The opening exchanges were full blooded as both teams looked to put their mark on the game early on. The game was played in bright Spring sunshine and the Rhinos had an early chance to get off the mark when Keith Senior released Kallum Watkins down the touchline however the move was pulled back when the touch judge spotted that Senior had pulled back a defender.

Huddersfield took advantage of the let off with two tries inside four minutes. Firstly, hooker Shaun Lunt took advantage of a good break by David Fa’alongo. Leroy Cudjoe added the conversion to make it 6-0 after ten minutes.

Four minutes later a kick from Luke Robinson from thirty metres out caught the Rhinos out and Lee Gilmour was on hand to snatch up the loose ball and go over. Cudjoe again converted to make it 12-0.

From the re-start the Rhinos lost Watkins. The centre had been injured in the earlier break but suffered another blow to the leg and had to be helped from the field after 17 minutes. With no outside backs available on the bench, youngster Jay Pitts came into the pack and Jamie Jones-Buchanan reverted to centre with Senior going outside him on the wing.

Leeds were having to do things the hard way after that with both Ryan Bailey and Brent Webb also pulling up with injuries but battling through. The former produced a fantastic hit on Eorl Crabtree, just as the England international had come on off the bench, and forced a knock on that visibly lifted the visitors.

The Rhinos camped themselves on the Giants line and got their reward after 29 minutes when Jamie Peacock produced a great offload to put Rob Burrow in beside the upright. Burrow converted his own try to make it 12-6.

Leeds had a let off with four minutes remaining in the half when Fa’alogo, who had been a constant threat for the home side, produced a great offload five metres from the Leeds line but Stephen Wild was unable to keep hold of the ball with the line at his mercy.

The visitors made the most of their good luck and responded by leveling the score in the next set. Leeds gained a penalty in midfield to enable them to gain territory and then good hands from Luke Burgess released Danny McGuire, who stepped passed Cudjoe to score. Burrow added the conversion to level the score after 38 minutes.

Things got even better for the Champions just before the break when Ryan Hall gave them the lead for the first time in the game. The chance came when McGuire dribbled the ball along the touchline and Hall came flying through to collect the bouncing ball and go over for the try. Burrow added the conversion after the hooter had sounded to leave the score 18-12 at the break.

Leeds came out fired up at the start of the second half and they were unlucky not to score their fourth try when Brett Delaney was tackled inches short of the line. They did however increase their lead soon afterwards after a fight broke out between Andy Raleigh and Ali Lauitiiti. The Rhinos were awarded the penalty 15 metres from the Giants line however both men were sent to the sin bin. Burrow kicked the goal to give the Rhinos a 20-12 lead.

That seemed to fire up the home side and they hit back after 49 minutes. Leeds had denied Huddersfield with some great defence but a well timed pass by Luke Robinson released Larne Patrick who scored between the posts. Cudjoe added the conversion to make it 20-18.

There was clearly tension between the two sides with some big hits going in on defence. Leeds were denied by a the Giants on their own line and then with 15 minutes left the home side got themselves back in front when loose forward Martin Aspinwall managed to power his way through a tackle close in to score. Cudjoe added the conversion to make it 24-20.

The Giants looked to have given themselves an unbeaten advantage with five minutes remaining when Luke Burgess was penalised for a high tackle 20 metres from his own line. Cudjoe stepped up to make it 26-20. Leeds came firing back from the re-start but were stopped short on the last tackle with time ticking away.

The last chance went with less than two minutes to go when Jamie Peacock was penalised for crossing and Huddersfield were able to hold on for their first win over Leeds since the Challenge Cup semi final in 2006.

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