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Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors, Friday 31st March kick off 8pm

24th March 2017

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos welcome reigning Champions Wigan Warriors to Headingley Carnegie on Friday 31st March for one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the season. 

You can book tickets on 0371 423 1315, online at therhinos.co.uk/buytickets or buy in person from the club shop.

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Book Today And Save £2
Save £2 on your match ticket if you book before midnight the day before the game.
Advance tickets start from £20 for adults, from £13 for concessions* and from £10 for juniors (16 & under). Prices increase by £2 on match day and advance discount is valid until midnight on Thursday 30th March.

Call the Ticket Office to book on 0371 423 1315, pop into the Club Shop at the stadium (open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday), or book online 24 hours a day at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets

Avoid the queues and print your ticket at home. Not only will it save you having to collect tickets on the night, you’ll save the £1.50 booking fee too.

If you choose to collect your tickets on the day 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.

Free Taxi To The Game…
Leave the car at home tomorrow and take advantage of a free taxi! If you're a first time rider with Uber Cars you can take advantage of a FREE taxi ride to the value of £15 when you book using the Uber app and quote LEEDSRHINOS. 
Visit uber.com to download the app now and book your journey.

Hey There Gold Members…
The Long Bar is open for all Gold Members pre and post-match this season. 
Alex Simmons will be hosting pre-match activity from 6.45pm with hot food available for members priced £6.50. 
Rugby AM will also be hosting in the Long Bar for Gold Members after the game with brand new games as well as the Man of the Match and Coach’s Player Presentations.

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.

Families – Head to the Heart Family Zone
The Carnegie Café Bar is open to all as a public family area on match day, with food and drinks deals for all the family and free entertainment for the kids.
Choose the Champions Choice Kids Menu with a main course, carton of juice or water and a cookie or piece of fruit, priced at just £5! 
In the Heart FM Family Zone, kids can enjoy free face painting, balloon twisting, a visit from Ronnie the Rhino and a first team player pre match, as well as colouring and activity sheets.

Can I Pay On The Day At The Turnstiles?
Cash turnstiles will be available on the night 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. 
If seats remain, you will be able to upgrade on the night at the Ticket Office window adjacent to the Club Shop. All tickets will be checked by stewards upon entry to the stands.

Supporter Membership on sale now
Supporter Membership is on sale now for just £10. It’s the perfect way for fans to show their dedication to the club without committing to a Season Membership.

You’ll get your own unique Membership card – allowing you to purchase and upload match credits, meaning there’s no need to queue for tickets on game day or wait for them to arrive in the post.

You’ll also get a copy of the official 2017 club handbook (which normally retails at £4.95) and you’ll get the same great access to priority booking periods and match ticket discounts as Season Members – including a huge 50% saving on your 2017 Magic Weekend ticket 

Sign up at the Ticket Office or Club Shop whilst you’re here for the game tomorrow, or join online at therhinos.co.uk/buytickets or over the phone on 0371 423 1315.
*Seniors over 65, under 21s and students on production of valid ID

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Leeds Rhinos 26 Wigan Warriors 18

31st March 2017

By Leeds Rhinos

A fine try from Kallum Watkins in the second half on his 200th appearance for the club helped seal a hard earned victory over champions Wigan Warriors at Headingley Carnegie.

The Rhinos opened the scoring after seven minutes when Wigan captain Thomas Leuluai intercepted Adam Cuthbertson’s offload from an offside position. Ashton Golding had the straight forward penalty attempt to then put his side in the lead.
Wigan soon hit back when they gained a repeat set from a clever George Williams kick to the in goal. Tom Briscoe had to touch the ball down and from the repeat set Williams used his footwork in a different method to race away from two would be tacklers before evading Matt Parcell enough to be able to reach out and score. Morgan Escare added the conversion to give his side a 6-2 lead.
The game was being played a furious pace and when Jimmy Keinhorst was quickest to react to a loose pass from Wigan, Leeds immediately went on the front foot. Carl Ablett timed his pass to perfection to release Kallum Watkins, who raced up field before drawing the last man and unselfishly passing inside for Ryan Hall to score.  Golding added the conversion to put his side in front again.
Leeds then increased the advantage with a second try soon after. Anthony Mullally produced two strong carries before Joel Moon darted through the gap and stepped the full back to score. Golding added the conversion to give his side a 14-6 lead.
Once again Wigan came back and Leeds had to produce some strong defence to keep them out. However, it was Williams again who did the damage. The Rhinos defence, aware of the danger of the England man, rushed out to close him down but he was too quick and raced through to score. Escare added the conversion to cut the gap to two points again.
Leeds finished the half strongly with Adam Cuthbertson looking certain to score only to be held up over the line. On the next tackle, McGuire kicked high for the corner, Briscoe contested the kick and knocked it back to Watkins who went over. However, referee Thaler opted to send the decision to the video referee who adjudged Briscoe had interfered with the Wigan catcher before he got the ball.
There was an unseemly incident whilst all eyes were on the big screen as Willie Isa took exception to Ashton Golding lining up the goal kick whilst the decision was being arrived at. It led to both squad rushing in and two tackles later Brett Ferres was sent to the sin bin for a tackle on Oliver Gildart.
Wigan pressed hard in the final set of the half but Leeds stood firm and held onto their narrow lead at the interval.
The second half was just as pulsating as the two sides went toe to toe.  The Rhinos extended their lead with a penalty from Golding 

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Wigan were then denied a try by the video referee, who disagreed with Ben Thaler on the field, and said there was a double movement before the ball was grounded. It was a harsh call on Wigan and they will have felt doubly aggrieved afterwards when Watkins marked his 200th appearance for the club with a sensational try. Golding missed the conversion but the Rhinos now led 20-12. 

Wigan were then gifted a try for Liam Marshall as he snatched up a loose pass to race clear. Escare took the game back to two points with the conversion but the Rhinos sealed the win with a well deserved try for Carl Ablett. 

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