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Leeds Rhinos v Catalan Dragons, Saturday 20th September, kick off 5.15pm

12th September 2014

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos assault on the First Utility Super League title will begin next Saturday at Headingley Carnegie most likely against Catalan Dragons.

Widnes' defeat to Salford means that the Vikings need an improbable 159 point defeat for the Dragons to avoid finishing in eighth spot. 

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Leeds defeated the Dragons early in the season in Perpignan but needed a late penalty from Liam Sutcliffe to secure victory at Headingley Carnegie during the summer. The two teams have met twice before in the play offs with Leeds winning on both occasions.

Opening times next week:
Monday 15th September 9am-6pm
Tuesday  16th September 9am-6pm
Wednesday  17th September 9am-6pm (Rhinos Season Ticket Holder seats released at 6pm)
Thursday 18th September 9am-6pm 
Friday  19th September 9am-6pm
Saturday 20th September Leeds Rhinos v Catalan Dragons kick off 5.15pm
9am-7.15pm (kick off will be 5.15pm so we will be open until at least 20 mins after the final whistle) 

Additional Notes:

  • The Long Bar will not be in use for this game – the usual presentations will be in the Executive Suite and access is only for people with passes
  • The Car Park passes from the 2014 season will be valid
  • Fans will have the chance to have their photo with the Tetley’s Challenge Cup in the Carnegie Café Bar from when the gates open until half an hour prior to kick off. There will be a chance to make a voluntary donation to the Leeds Rugby Foundation to have their photos with the trophy and fans will need to bring their own cameras.
Members, Season Ticket Holders, Rhinos for Life members, Leedsline Agents (Advance of match day only) Adult Concession (senior over 65 and students, under 21s, disabled – wheelchair and ambulant**) Juniors (16 and under)*
Western Terrace £17 £10 £5
South Stand £17 £10 £5
Carnegie Terrace £17 £10 £5
Paddock £17 £10 £5
Main Stand £24 £17 £5
Carnegie Wing Seats £24 £17 £5
Carnegie Centre Seats £27 £20 £5


General Ticket Prices and match day Adult Concession (senior over 65 and students, under 21s, disabled – wheelchair and ambulant**) Juniors (16 and under)*
Western Terrace £20 £13 £5
South Stand £20 £13 £5
Carnegie Terrace £20 £13 £5
Paddock £20 £13 £5
Main Stand £27 £20 £5
Carnegie Wing Seats £27 £20 £5
Carnegie Centre Seats £30 £23 £5

These prices offer a discount to season ticket holders and members for both teams, Rhinos 4 Life members and Leedsline agents in advance of match day. On the day the prices for the general public will apply. Season Ticket Holder seats will be released at 6pm on Wednesday 17th September.
Tickets for the play off can be purchased from Monday 15th September either through the ticket office on 0871 423 1315 (calls are charged at 10 pence per minute-calls from mobiles may vary), by coming down to Leeds Rugby Retail Store or online (please read below).

Buying your tickets online:-
If you are the head of a season ticket order you are now able to do your Play Off ticket order online at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets. Instructions are below:-

  • Instructions are below:-

    Ø  Select the tickets tab and click buy online

    Ø  Input your season ticket customer number and password – if this is the first time you have been online then input the password ‘leedsrugby’ and it will ask you to change it. If you have forgotten your password then please follow the relevant instructions on the ‘buy tickets’ page.

    Ø  Once you have logged in successfully then select the tab ‘My account’ in the top right hand corner

    Ø  Down the left hand side you will have a number of headings – select the ‘show offers’ heading

    Ø  This will show you the offer that is on your order ‘Play Off Round One 2014’– click add to order

    Ø  Carry out the payment for this and click the delivery method ‘match day collection’. This will update all your cards.

    At present we request that if you wish to move within the ground, not purchase all the tickets which are on your original season ticket order or make any changes, that you do not use the online option to book your tickets.

    Please note that all season ticket holder offers will expire at 6pm on Wednesday 17th September. From here we recommend you contact the ticket office if you wish to have the match uploaded onto your card. If you have any issues please contact the ticket office or e-mail tickets@leedsrugby.com

IF Forms
Don't forget to ask for an ''IF' Form from the Leeds Rhinos Ticket Sales Office! This unique form offers Season ticket holders, Rhinos 4 Life members, Leedsline agents and Bronze members the chance to pre-book Grand Final 2014 tickets should we be successful in the play offs! TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY! Th is available to download online by clicking here when the playoff tickets go on sale.

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Leeds Rhinos 20 Catalan Dragons 24

20th September 2014

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos suffered a heart breaking last second defeat to Catalan Dragons to end their 2014 season and crush their hopes of returning to Old Trafford.

With both teams knowing that their season could end at the end of eighty minutes, it was not surprising that this game had a tense edge.

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The Rhinos enjoyed the better of the possession in the opening exchanges but Catalan were well drilled on defence and kept the Rhinos out despite forcing a number of goal line drop outs. The line was only finally broken after 18 minutes when a late tackle on Sinfield was spotted by the touch judge and referee Phil Bentham awarded a penalty 15 metres from the Catalan line. Two tackles later, Danny McGuire timed his pass to Carl Ablett to perfection and the England international broke through to score his twelfth try of the season. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 6-0.

Catalan then had their best spell of the game and created a number of dangerous of breaks with Zak Hardaker and Tom Briscoe having to make timely tackles to keep them out. However, they did managed to find a way through after 26 minutes when they broke through in midfield and NRL-bound Sam Williams was the man on the spot to take the inside ball and go over for the try. Thomas Bosc added the conversion to level the game.

Zeb Taia and Rob Burrow both went close for their respective teams after that but it was another late tackle on Sinfield that allowed the Rhinos to edge in front. Vincent Duport took Sinfield out in the air after he had kicked down field and, Zak Hardaker took over the kicking duties whilst the skipper received treatment to make it 8-6.

Leeds managed to increase their lead with the final play of the first half against the run of play. Catalan had a scrum 30m from their own line but when Escare lost control of the ball running across the face of the defence. Briscoe was quickest to react and hacked ahead, Watkins then kept the ball in play by drilling it back in field from the touchline and then beat the Catalan defender to kick ahead and collect his own kick and score. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 14-6 at the break.

That was never going to be a comfortable margin for the home side with so much at stake and so it proved as Catalan capitalised on errors from the home side to take the lead midway through the second half. Firstly, Zeb Taia out jumped Briscoe to catch a crossfield kick and score. Replays suggested he grounded the ball initially short but video referee Richard Silverwood judged momentum had then taken him over the line.

Then on the hour mark Louis Anderson powered his way over from close range after Hall had been judged to have knocked on when he went up for a high kick which he knocked down to Hardaker. Bosc converted both tries to put his side into an 18-14 lead.

Leeds knew they still had time to get back into the game but they could not afford to concede any more points. It took a sensational tackle from Hardaker on Escare, the two best full backs in the competition going head to head, to prevent a try for Dragons’ man.

The Rhinos finally hit the front again with ten minutes to going following a stunning passage of play as they kept the ball alive and eventually Sinfield put Jones-Buchanan through a gap to score. Sinfield converted the try to edge his side back in front but by just two points.

Both teams had chances after that but it was the Dragons who finished the game on the ascendency with three sets on the Rhinos line. The danger seemed to be dealt with when Hardaker battled hard to get away from his own line but then a pass from Sinfield to Briscoe went down and Williams dived on the loose ball. Despite claims for offside from the play the ball against Williams, the video referee allowed the try and Catalans had secured a famous victory. Bosc made sure of the win with the conversion from near the touchline to take the Dragons into the next stage of the Play Offs and end the Rhinos season. 

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