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Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos, Sunday 9th September 3pm

2nd September 2012

By Leeds Rhinos

Following the completion of the penultimate round of Super League action, we can now confirm that the Rhinos will travel to Huddersfield next Sunday afternoon in their final game of the regular season.

Sky Sports have selected the Wigan v St Helens clash as the League Leaders receive their shield before the battle for eighth hots up on Saturday with the Bulls game at Catalan on the red button followed by Wakefield's trip to Salford. If the Bulls can beat the Dragons that could open the door for the Rhinos to claim fourth spot 24 hours later.

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The Giants v Rhinos game will not be televised so the only way to see the action is to be there.

Tickets and travel are now on sale for the Leeds Rhinos last league match of the regular season, against Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith's Stadium, which is on Sunday 9th September kick off 3.00pm.

The tickets for unreserved seated in the John Smith's Stand (the old Pink Link Stand), behind the posts at one end. These are priced at £18 adults, £12 OAP's and Students and £5 for anyone aged between 12 and 15 (Under 16's). Tickets for Primary School children, are free of change.

Tickets for Junior Season Ticket Holders can be exchanged for a match ticket in advance of the match by producing the voucher from their away voucher booklet at the Rhinos ticket office.

Ambulant Disabled are priced depending on age, £18, £12 and £5. Wheelchair Disabled tickets are £12, these can be booked via the Rhinos Ticket Office. Helper tickets are also available if required and upon production of valid ID. There are a number of disabled car park places but these need to be pre-booked via Huddersfield on the number below to advoid disappointment.

Please note, all ticket prices increase by £3 on match day.

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 12.30pm.

Match tickets will be available until 12 noon on Saturday 8th September from the Rhinos Ticket Office. To book either or both tickets and travel packages, 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/buytickets

Huddersfield's details are:-
Ground Address – John Smith's Stadium, Stadium Way, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. HD1 6PG
Website – www.giantsrl.com  
Ticket Hotline Number – 01484 484 123
Car Parking – Car Parking is available in the St Andrews Road Car Park at £5 per car, £8 per mini bus and £10 per coach.

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Huddersfield Giants 48 Leeds Rhinos 24

9th September 2012

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos had a bitterly disappointing afternoon at the John Smith’s Stadium as they lost out to 12 men Huddersfield in the final game of the regular season.

Although there was nothing to gain for either side in terms of league positioning, there was plenty on the line in terms of gaining momentum going into the knock out competition that both will be hoping to face in the next four weeks.

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The Rhinos had a number of half chances early on but they were unable to unlock the Giants defence and it was the home side who hit the front early on with a try from Leroy Cudjoe. The Rhinos had held up Luke O’Donnell over the line but two tackles later, a good line from Cudjoe left the visitors flat footed and he took Brough’s pass to go over. Brough converted to make it 6-0 after five minutes.

Four minutes later, Huddersfield scored their second try as Luke George out jumped Ben Jones-Bishop to collect the cross field kick and touch down. Brough was off target with his conversion attempt but his side led 10-0.

The Giants were then reduced to 12 men when O’Donnell was sent off for the use of his forearm in a tackle on Ian Kirke, that saw the Leeds man taken to hospital. The incident appeared to be unseen initially and Huddersfield were quick to take the Australian off the pitch to take him out of the firing line. However, referee Thierry Alibert took a second opinion from his touch judge, recalled the forward and sent him off as Kirke was being stretchered from the field.

The loss of O’Donnell had a galvanising effect on the Giants and they soon increased their lead but there was a hint of controversy in that as well. Michael Lawrence got the ball down but on initially inspection it appeared he had grounded the ball short and then lifted his arm for a second effort. The in goal judge confirmed the score for referee Alibert and the Giants had a 16-0 lead.

Leeds needed to score next to give themselves a chance and they did just that following a spell of pressure on the Giants line after Grix was penned in his in goal by a Delaney kick. Four tackles later, Burrow released Weller Hauraki, who broke through a tackle and then, unselfishly, passed to Jimmy Keinhorst for the young centre to score. Sinfield’s conversion hit the post and rebounded away to leave the score at 16-4.

The Rhinos were pushing hard for another before half time but crucially Ablett’s offload to Leuluai 35 metres from his own line was read by Brough who raced through untouched to score. Brough converted with the final kick of the half to make it 22-4 at the break.

The second half was disastrous as far as the Rhinos were concerned as they produced one of their worst forty minutes of the season. Huddersfield initially were content to keep the scoreboard ticking over and took two shots at goal from penalties that man of the match Brough was on target with on both occasions.

However, a try from Luke Robinson took the home side into a commanding advantage with 20 minutes to go. Ryan Hall got one back for Leeds when the Giants went to sleep on the blindside but the game was one with three quick fire tries from the home side in five minutes. Grix, Robinson and Cudjoe all crossed with the boot of Danny Brough adding two more goals to make it 48-10.

Leeds rallied with three late tries from Watkins, Ablett and a collectors item from Jamie Peacock to end the game as he raced 20 metres to score. Sinfield only added one conversion to leave the final score 48-24 to the home side.

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