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Hull KR v Leeds Rhinos, Friday 9th July, kick off 8pm

6th July 2010

By Leeds Rhinos

Hull Kingston Rovers are seeking their first League double over Leeds since 1985-86 when they won 16-12 (away) and 28-12 (home) in the Slalom Lager Championship (top division).

They also beat Leeds 17-0 in an RL Challenge Cup semi-final replay after a 24-24 draw that season.

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Rovers are aiming for a Super League double this season after winning 17-10 at Leeds in March.

Hull KR and Rhinos fans are being given the opportunity to win up to £2,500 when the two sides clash at Craven Park on Friday night, as the Robins launch the first ever ‘Fancy Dress Friday’.

Fans are being encouraged to back their team with colour and volume as the two of the form teams in Engage Super League go head-to-head looking to cement a place in the play-off spots.

Any supporters turning up to the game in fancy dress put themselves in the frame to be chosen from the crowd to try their luck at the Sportinbet.com ‘Bet You Score' half-time kicking competition on the pitch with a top prize of £2,500 up for grabs*.

What's more, the first fan** to feature on the Sky camera's in their fancy dress will win £100 in cash.

* The ‘Bet you Score' kicking competition is only available to fans aged 18 and over and those in fancy dress on the 9th July

**The first fan to feature on the Sky cameras will be chosen at the discretion of the Retail Manager, and will be posted on the official club website in the week following the Leeds game.

We have North Stand only available for this match and this is a reserved seated area. Tickets 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 £9.00 for under 16's. Junior season ticket holders can exchange their away voucher at Headingley Carnegie ticket sales office.

Official coach travel this match priced at £15.00 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 5pm. 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 the tickets we have received from Hull KR have the original match date on however they are still valid for the new date and do not need replacing.

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Hull KR 25 Leeds Rhinos 6

9th July 2010

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos have lost out to Hull KR at Craven Park after going behind 18-0 in the first half in a bruising encounter.

Leeds Rhinos travelled across to Craven Park looking to avoid the first double defeat to the Robins since the 1985-86 season.

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Brian McClennan was able to name Rob Burrow amongst his replacements to face Hull KR however Ali Lauitiiti and Luke Burgess missed out on a return.

With centres Michael Ratu and Jake Webster both set for lengthy spells on the sidelines and Kris Welham also out, Hull KR coach Justin Morgan has moved to bolster his options by signing 19-year-old Charnley on a month's loan from Wigan and he was thrown straight in for his Super League debut up against Keith Senior.

The home side came out fired up and Leeds had to weather an early storm of pressure. Carl Ablett did well to intercept a pass 15 metres from his own line but Leeds could not make the most of the half chance.

Ablett was looking dangerous and he created the first try scoring when he broke through before passing to Danny McGuire. McGuire looked certain to score but was tackled just short of the line by Michael Dobson and replays showed that the ball carrying arm hit the ground before he stretched out to score.

Rovers then went straight back down the other end of the field and did open the scoring. Ben Galea managed to get away from a tackle ten metres out and then forced his way passed Lee Smith to score. Dobson added the simple conversion to make it 6-0 after eight minutes.

Having got that early score, Rovers sensed their chance to turn the screw and twice trapped Scott Donald in his in goal to force the Rhinos to drop out. However, Leeds produced some outstanding defence to keep the home side out and eventually Dobson in his haste knocked on a metre short of the line.

Leeds had a good opportunity soon afterwards following good offloads by Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Kevin Sinfield. McGuire kicked high for the posts and as the ball rebounded off the upright it fell at the feet of Lee Smith but the full back was unable to control the ball as it flew back at him and his kick through was just too far for him to regather before the deadball line.

Cautious of that let off, Rovers turned the pressure back on the Rhinos at the next possible opportunity. This time it was Ryan Hall who was penned in his own in goal and from the resultant set of six from the drop out, Ben Fisher went over for his side's second try. Dobson added the conversion to make it 12-0 after 19 minutes.

The arrival of Luke Ambler and Rob Burrow off the bench seemed to lift the Rhinos and they were denied by the video referee for a second time after 32 minutes when replays showed that Carl Ablett knocked on as he tried to squeeze his way over from close range.

The first half was a very cagey affair with both teams producing some good defence. The difference between the sides was Rovers clinical edge. They had scored their two earlier chances and with two minutes to go in the half, former Rhino Peter Fox picked up a loose pass from Sinfield on half way and raced 50 metres to score between the posts. Dobson added the conversion to make it 18-0 at half time.

There was no let up for the Rhinos at the start of the second half as Dobson continued to control the game with his boot. Once again the Champions were forced to drop out from behind their own line but they were grateful for Fox being unable to take Charnley's pass ten metres from the Leeds line.

However, the Rhinos this time made the most of their let off. The home fans were wailing for a knock on by Keith Senior ten minutes into the half but whilst everyone else stood around, Ablett continued the momentum to take the ball further upfield. The tackle count was wiped clean and on the last tackle, a clever grubber kick by Burrow was touched down by Hall. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 18-6 after 51 minutes.

Leeds managed to get a foothold in the game after that as the Rovers side appeared to begin to tire. The Rhinos pushed hard and eventually created an opening for McGuire who burst through on half way. He had Donald in support but the home back three worked well together to close down the space and snuff out the chance.

With sixteen minutes to go Scott Murrell attempted a drop goal to give his side a three score lead but his attempt was well wide and the slight chance of a comeback was still on for the Rhinos.

However, Dobson was successful with 12 minutes left to leave the Rhinos staring defeat in the face and it appeared as if it was not going to be their night when Hall uncharacteristically knocked on as he attempted to ground the ball in the corner.

Rovers made sure of the points with six minutes to go when Ben Cockayne latched on to Galea's kick to beat Senior to the touch down. Dobson added the conversion to make it 25-6.

It was proving to be a bad night for Hall when he was denied again with three minutes to go as he lost control of the ball with two defenders on top of him in the Rovers in goal.

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