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Leeds Rhinos v St Helens, Friday 31st July, kick off 8pm

26th July 2015

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos are offering half price coach travel to the Ladbroke’s Challenge Cup Semi Final for only £7.50 (normally £15)* plus we have departure points around the city to enable you to get to the big game on Friday 31st July and support the team.

The main group of coaches will depart from Headingley Carnegie Stadium (Car Park F) at 5pm which gives you plenty of time to arrive at the stadium and you don't need to worry about parking your car! It is also a great chance to meet up with Rhinos fans and back the team as they look to book a return to Wembley for the Ladbroke's Challenge Cup Final 2015.

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We also have 5-m departures from The Tetley in Leeds City Centre, Lawnswood Arms and the Barley Mow in Bramley plus a 4.30pm departure from The Buffers in Scholes.

Please ensure that when you speak to a member of staff when booking travel you notify them as to where you wish to depart from.

*Season ticket member travel vouchers are not valid for this match.

Tickets for both semi-finals cost from £20 for adults and £10 for concessions and are on sale from Headingley Carnegie until 3pm on Friday.

Call in at the ticket office at this afternoon’s game or the club shop from 9am until 6pm each day this week or call 0871 423 1315 (calls are charged at 10p per minute – calls from mobiles may vary) or buy online at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets.
 
Download your 2015 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup IF Form now
Our usual IF Form is available now for 2015 members to download and fill in before the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi final against St Helens.
Don't forget to ask for an ‘IF’ Form from the Leeds Rhinos Ticket Sales Office! This unique form offers Season Ticket Members, Rhinos 4 Life members, Leedsline agents and Supporter members the chance to pre-book Tetley's Challenge Final 2015 tickets should we be successful in the semi finals!
Terms and conditions apply! These are available to download now online at www.therhinos.co.uk/ifform. These must be submitted prior to 5pm on Friday 31st July.

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Leeds Rhinos 24 St Helens 14

31st July 2015

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos defeated St Helens to book a fifth Challenge Cup Final appearance in six seasons.

The Rhinos had made strong starts against St Helens in both league meetings earlier in the season and they went searching for the early advantage in this most crucial of meetings.
 
Leeds continued the majority of territory in the opening exchanges and they made the most of a penalty on half way as Adam Cuthbertson put Saints on the back foot and, as play came back to the North Stand side, Zak Hardaker cut back inside as Luke Walsh slipped and he darted through to score. Kevin Sinfield added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead after four minutes.
 
The Rhinos were denied two tries by the officials when first Jamie Peacock was pulled back for a knock on by Tom Briscoe, after the winger jumped to contest a kick with Adam Swift, and then his opposite wing, Ryan Hall had the ball knocked from his grasp as he leapt to catch Danny McGuire’s kick before trying to stretch out and score.

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Sinfield did increase the lead when he kicked a penalty for offside from 30 metres out to stretch his side lead to 8-0 after 14 minutes.

St Helens came more into the game more after with replacement Atelea Vea leading the charge for them with a number of impressive drives. However, just as Saints appeared to be building up a head on steam, on two occasions Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook knocked on five metres from the Rhinos try line.
 
Leeds made Keiron Cunningham’s side pay with a clinical break after Rob Burrow ran across the face of the defence before darting through a gap and offloading to Sinfield. Sinfield offloaded to Kallum Watkins, who ducked under an attempted challenge before moving the ball wide and Joel Moon cut back inside to score. Sinfield’s attempted conversion hit the outside of the post and rebounded away but the Rhinos lead 12-0 after 25 minutes.
 
Saints needed to find a response and they got it three minutes before half time. Rhinos fan Alex Walmsley burst through the Leeds defence before offloading to full back Adam Quinlan. He jinked his way around the Rhinos defence with some great footwork before putting Mark Percival in space to score in the corner. Walsh was unable to add the conversion so it remained 12-4 at half time.
 
The second half promised yet more drama with the game now back in the balance and it certainly delivered on that. Four minutes into the second half, Jamie Peacock took possession after a break by Burrow 30 metres out and he raced through the gap, side stepped the last defender and powered over the line with two would be tacklers desperately trying to stop him. Sinfield added the conversion from in front to increase the lead to 18-4.
 
However, St Helens can never be counted out and Keiron Cunningham’s side turned the game in their favour with Alex Walmsley grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck for his side.  Having gained a long spell of pressure near the line, they eventually capitalised on a richoted kick that fell into the lap of Andre Savelio. He went for the line and the decision went to the video referees after Ben Thaler signalled a try on the field. After a lengthy look at the replays, that initially appeared to show the Saints man was short, the score was awarded and Walsh added the conversion to cut the gap to 18-10.
 
The Halliwell Jones went into fever pitch with 23 minutes to go when Savelio put Percival in for his second try in the corner. Walsh was unable to add the conversion but all the momentum was with Saints at this stage.
 
Leeds needed to come up with a response and they did just that. Having gained a repeat set from a brilliant kick chase, Sinfield timed his pass to perfection to Watkins who raced through to score. Sinfield added the conversion to give his side a ten point lead with ten minutes to go. 

The Rhinos were dealt a blow when Jamie Jones-Buchanan had to be stretchered from the field with a serious knee injury.

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