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Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors, Friday 15th July, kick off 8pm

9th July 2016

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos face Wigan Warriors in their next home game on Friday 15th July, kick off 8pm.

This game marks our annual Armed Forces Day celebration! 

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Royal Navy Rugby League will play their annual QinetiQ State of Origin fixture as a curtain raiser to the Rhinos clash with Wigan and we’ll have a live performance from the RAC marching band on the pitch. 

Ronnie the Rhino will once again be showing his support for the Armed Forces by joining the Royal Marines for his now famous abseil down the South Stand and Sky Dive Great Britain will be parachuting in to the stadium! 
To honour the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country there will also be a minute’s silence prior to kick off.

Tickets are on sale now with advance prices starting from just £10 for juniors, £13 for concessions or £20 for adults. Advance purchase is valid until midnight the day before the game, please note that prices increase by £2 on match day.

Tickets can be purchased from the club shop, over the phone on 0371 423 1315 or online at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets. Demand is expected to be high so fans are urged to purchase early to avoid disappointment.

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Leeds Rhinos 18 Wigan Warriors 16

15th July 2016

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos defeated high flying Wigan Warriors at Headingley Carnegie thanks to tries from Kallum Watkins, Adam Cuthbertson and Brett Ferres.

For the second week, running Leeds Rhinos took on the side who were looking to finish the weekend in top spot and once again they produced a performance to be proud of.
 
Wigan gave a debut off the bench to new signing Frank Paul Nuuausala but were without Sam Tomkins. Leeds were also forced to make a late change when Mitch Garbutt was ruled out with a back injury suffered at the final team run. Brad Singleton moved up to the front row whilst Jamie Jones-Buchanan started at loose forward and there was a welcome return of Brett Ferres on the bench whilst Tom Briscoe was back on the wing.
 
Just as seven days earlier at Hull, the return of Ryan Hall on the opposite wing was a major weapon for Leeds and Rob Burrow twice tested Dom Manfredi with smart crossfield kicks that Hall narrowly missed out on.
 
However, the home side did take the lead after 13 minutes when Kallum Watkins took a shot pass from Jordan Lilley and held off three would be tacklers to get the ball down for his 101st try for the club. Liam Sutcliffe added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead.
 
It was the tenth successive game that the Rhinos have scored first and they had a half chance to extend the lead when Watkins took a cross field kick but he narrowly failed to get the ball away to Briscoe and the chance went begging.
 
The Warriors then got off the mark on the back of a penalty for interference.  It was created by Matty Smith, who noticed that Tom Briscoe had come in field, and his kicked precisely into the path of Josh Charnley for the winger to score. Smith missed the conversion attempt so the Rhinos retained a slender advantage after 17 minutes.
 
Both teams had chances in the remainder of the first half to add to their scores but defences were very much on top. There was a sour note however involving a nasty looking challenge by Taulima Tautai on Adam Cuthbertson that the Leeds man was extremely angry about as the Wigan appeared to come in low on the standing leg with two men holding Cuthbertson up in the tackle.
 
The Rhinos lost Joel Moon to injury at half time but they extended their lead with a sensational team try after 48 minutes. The move started near the Rhinos own line with Liam Sutcliffe, Tom Briscoe, Rob Burrow, Jordan Lilley and Kallum Watkins all involved in getting the ball upfield. Carl Ablett then broke through the defence and held off the tacklers just long enough to pop up a pass to Adam Cuthbertson to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion to give his side a 12-4 lead.
 
The home side then suffered another injury blow when Lilley sustained a shoulder injury as he dived to get a pass away and accidently connected with the knee of a Wigan defender.
 
Lilley played on but had to be replaced ten minutes later however he side extended their lead in the meantime as Brett Ferres was the man on the spot as a crossfield kick was batted down into his arms to score. Sutcliffe’s conversion gave his side an 18-4 lead.
 
However, Wigan then mounted a late fight back to put the result back in the balance. Having been denied by the video referee earlier, Josh Charnley eventually set up Jack Higginson for a try before George Williams showed his exceptional talent by racing through a gap and then stepping Sutcliffe to score. Smith converted both tries to set up a grandstand finish with just over five minutes to go but the Rhinos held on for a morale boosting win. 
 

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