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Leeds Rhinos v St Helens, Thursday 29th June, kick off 8pm

23rd June 2017

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos are back in action at Headingley Carnegie next Thursday as they face the resurgent St Helens in a crucial game for both teams play off hopes.

St Helens maintained their grip on sixth spot on Friday night when Matty Smith kicked a long distance drop-goal after the full-time hooter to complete an amazing fightback from St Helens against his old club Salford Red Devils at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

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Smith's perfectly struck kick from 40 metres completed the most remarkable of comebacks from Justin Holbrook's side who had looked dead and buried with seven minutes remaining as they trailed 24-8 and came away with a 25-24 win.

The home side scored three times in the closing stages to claw their way back into the game and eventually seal the win which broke Salford hearts, denying them a first away win against Saints in 37 years.

The two sides met on the opening day of the season at the Totally Wicked Stadium when the team then coached by Keiron Cunningham won 6-4. 


Last season, the game at Headingley Carnegie was an end to end affair. Leeds Rhinos held their nerve after throwing away a big early lead to beat St Helens 30-18.

Leeds raced into a 16-0 lead inside 11 minutes through tries from Jamie Jones-Buchanan, on his 300th Super League appearance, Adam Cuthbertson and Liam Sutcliffe.

Saints came storming back and looked set to go into the break ahead courtesy of tries from Kyle Amor, Luke Walsh and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, only for Carl Ablett to edge the Rhinos back ahead just before the half-time hooter.
Both sides continued to throw the ball around after the interval and it paid off for Leeds as Ash Handley touched down to extend their advantage before a Sutcliffe penalty secured a second win of the season for the Rhinos. 


Tickets are currently still available in all areas of the ground, and you’ll save £2 if you buy before midnight on Wednesday 28th June.

Advance standing tickets for the South Stand and Carnegie Terrace are priced £20 for adults, £13 for concessions* and just £10 for juniors (16 & under).

Call the Ticket Office to book on 0371 423 1315, pop into the Club Shop at the stadium, or book online 24 hours a day at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets
Save the £1.50 booking fee by printing your ticket at home. No need to collect tickets before the match so you can avoid the queues!
If you do choose to collect your tickets on the night please arrive early and head to the official collections point in the Ticket Office on St Michael’s Lane (entrance is street side). Please arrive early to avoid congestion and to save you queuing. 
The stadium is located in a residential area so please respect our local residents and ensure you do not hinder their access to and from their property.

Bag Searches & Security Measures
Fans are reminded that bag searches will take place on entry to the ground and, if it is possible, fans are asked not to bring bags to the game to help ease congestion at the turnstile. 
Consequently, existing prohibited items will not, under any circumstances, be allowed into the stadium for all future events. You can see a full list of prohibited items on our website at https://www.therhinos.co.uk/tickets/ground-regulations.php
As an international sporting venue, the security staff at Headingley Carnegie Stadium are experienced in handling major events, and look forward to welcoming you on Friday night for a safe and enjoyable evening.

Can I Pay On The Day At The Turnstiles?
You’ll save £2 on tickets if you buy before midnight the night before the game, Wednesday 28th June, but if you do miss the advance ticket deadline you can come along on the day and pay cash on the gate.

As it stands, cash turnstiles will be available on the day on all areas of the ground for entry to all standing terraces. Match day standing prices are £22 for adults, £15 for concessions* and £12 for juniors. 

All tickets will be checked by stewards upon entry to the stands. 

Gold Members Long Bar
The Long Bar is open for all Gold Members post-match ONLY on Friday. 
Alex Simmons will be hosting in the Long Bar for Gold Members after the Rhinos game as normal, and will present the Man of the Match and Coach’s Player Presentations.
This week one Gold Member can win a signed replica shirt from the 2017 team, and a Junior Gold Member can win the chance to be a player escort and walk out with the Rhinos at a future home game! Make sure you’re in the Long Bar after the final whistle to be in with a chance of winning! 

Where Can I Purchase Food & Drinks?
Food and drinks will be available to buy from all concession vans and bars situated around the stadium and also in the Carnegie Café Bar (under the Carnegie Stand), where meal deals are also available.
Head to the Sports Bar or Ronnie’s Bar behind the Main Stand, or fans in the South Stand can find the bar in the concourse underneath the stand.

Send us your selfies on Friday night! We want to see you getting ready for the game, having a pre match pint, travelling to the stadium, taking your place proudly in the stands – share your photos on Twitter with #RhinosMatchNight and we’ll choose a winning photo to show on the big screen at half time!

Pick Up Your Copy Of Blue & Amber…
Get your official match day programme for just £3. You can read up on exclusive content, quizzes, team news and player stats – pick up yours from the Club Shop, Ticket Office or from sellers around the ground.

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Leeds Rhinos 24 St Helens 22

29th June 2017

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos ran in four tries as they defeated St Helens at Headingley Carnegie to move second in the Betfred Super League table on the night.

The Rhinos dominated the early exchanges and enjoyed a long period on the Saints line with some smart kicking by Jordan Lilley on his return to the side. However, they were unable to find a way through the Saints defence.
The visitors suffered a blow in the early part of the game when their half back talisman Matty Smith was forced off after being poked in the eye by his team mate Jon Wilkin.
Saints were then able to open the scoring after 16 minutes when Dom Peyroux went between Joel Moon and Carl Ablett. The latter desperately tried to bring the big forward down but lost his grip on the shirt and he broke clear. Having drawn the last man, he passed inside for Adam Swift to score the opening try. Tommy Makinson missed the conversion so it remained 4-0.
Leeds got an immediate chance to hit back when Morgan Knowles knocked on coming away from his own line. The home side got a penalty after Kyle Amor picked up in an offside position and they punished Saints. Once again it was Joel Moon who did the damage, he ran for the line, dummied to Singleton, spun in the tackle and stretched out to score. Lilley hit the post from close range so it remained 4-4 after 19 minutes.
Both teams had good opportunities to score after that. The best chance for Leeds came when Liam Sutcliffe broke clear but as the centre headed down the South Stand touchline, he suffered a leg injury and chance had gone.

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Saints thought they had scored when James Roby raced through but a fantastic ankle tap tackle by youngster Jack Walker to fell the England international. Walker was producing an incredible performance as Saints peppered him under the high ball and he ran the ball back with real intent.
The Rhinos did increase their lead just before half time when Anthony Mullally produced a rampaging run for the line and was held down as he tried to get a quick play the ball. Lilley kicked the penalty to give his side a 6-4 lead at the break.
Leeds made a near perfect start to the second half as they crossed for a second try. Walker went close before the ball came in field and Lilley delayed his pass long enough to open up the gap for Ward to score. Lilley added the conversion to put the Rhinos 12-4 in front.
Saints were then awarded a try by the video referee Robert Hicks. Ash Handley, who had replaced Sutcliffe, was challenged in the air by Peyroux, the ball came down and loose before Wilkin picked it up, lost it again from a challenge by Hall and then Makinson picked up to run over and score. Referee Child gave a try on the field and the video referee agreed. Makinson converted his own try to cut the gap back to two points.
The visitors then took the lead when Roby supported the carry by McCarthy-Scarsbrook before taking the offload and going over. Makinson extended his side’s lead to 16-12 after 54 minutes.
Saints were reduced to twelve men after that when Wilkin was sin binned for an awkward looking tackle on Garbutt, that left the prop needing treatment.
The Rhinos made their numerical advantage count as a chipped kick by Lilley was knocked back by Briscoe and Watkins, captain for the night, was on hand to collect and score. Lilley converted to put his side back in front.
After forcing Saints to drop out, the Rhinos looked to have scored a decisive fourth try when Ryan Hall finished off following a mazing run by Moon. Lilley added the conversion from near the touchline to put his side 24-16 in front with five minutes to go.
However, Saints responded with a try from Alex Walmsley with two minutes to go to set up a grandstand finish before the Rhinos managed to hold out for the win. 

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