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Leeds Rhinos v St Helens, Friday 18th March, kick off 8pm

14th March 2016

By Leeds Rhinos

The greatest rivalry in the modern era will have another chapter written this Friday as the two most successful Super League clubs go head to head once again.

St Helens arrive at Headingley Carnegie on Friday night on the back of a morale boosting win over Hull KR on Friday night at Langtree Park whilst Leeds will be hoping to pick themselves up after the loss at Wigan on the same night. 

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These two teams have won more titles and contested more Grand Finals in the summer era than any other sides and when they meet, fireworks are guaranteed. Last season, Leeds defeated Saints at Headingley Carnegie in the Super League semi final and the Challenge Cup semi final however Keiron Cunningham's side won in the Super 8s. 

There are now just under 600 tickets left for the South Stand for Friday's game and fewer than 750 for the Carnegie Stand terrace. Seats are still available but supporters are urged to book early to avoid disappointment. 

St Helens are offering their supporters free travel to the game and have already booked nine coach loads of supporters which will make for a fantastic atmosphere. 

To book your ticket call 0371 423 1315 during normal office hours or go online 24 hours a day at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets. Remember you can take advantage of our print at home service whereby not only will you save time on matchday but you will also save money with no booking fee applied to Print at Home orders plus if you book before midnight on Thursday you will also save £2 on the matchday admission price. 

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Leeds Rhinos 30 St Helens 18

18th March 2016

By Leeds Rhinos

Tries from Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Adam Cuthbertson, Liam Sutcliffe, Carl Ablett and Ash Handley helped secure victory for the Rhinos against St Helens.

The Rhinos were dealt a blow before the game when skipper Danny McGuire was ruled out with a calf strain he picked up in final preparations for the clash with St Helens.
 
Despite the set back the Rhinos made a near perfect start. They crossed for the opening try after just three minutes when Jamie Jones-Buchanan marked his 300th Super League appearance by taking a great offload by Keith Galloway before powering his way over.
 
The lead was doubled two minutes later and this time it was Adam Cuthbertson who proved too strong from close range as he took Beau Falloon’s pass before brushing off the attempted tackle to score. Sutcliffe converted both tries to give his side a 12-0 lead.
 
The half back then crossed for his side’s third try. It came from an error by Saints as Alex Walmsley’s pass went down, Kyle Amor tried to kick it ahead but it only went straight into the arms of Sutcliffe who burst clear to score from 30 metres out. He was unable to add the conversion but there was only one side in the game at 16-0.
 
However a champion side like St Helens were never going to throw in the towel and in the remainder of the first half they set about whittling away the Rhinos lead. The first try came after Saints had forced a repeat set by trapping Ferres in goal and then Walsh’s pass to Amor put the former Rhino over for a try.
 
Having created that try, Walsh then crossed for the next as he got on the outside of Beau Falloon to scoot over for the try. He converted both scores and then set up a third try, this time for Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook to score. His third conversion gave his side a seemingly unlikely lead at 18-16.
 
Leeds needed to find a response and they did with the final play of the half as Carl Ablett, on his return to the side, brushed off two would be tacklers to score. Sutcliffe added the conversion to make it 22-18 at the break.
 
The game was evenly poised at that stage and the next score looked like it would be crucial. The Rhinos produced some impressive defence on their own try line before coming Leeds crossed for a try. The Rhinos kept the ball alive before Beau Falloon drilled a kick into the corner for Ash Handley to chase and the youngster crossed for a well deserved try.  Sutcliffe added the touchline from the Main Stand touchline to give his side a ten point lead.
 
Both teams had long range efforts that they narrowly failed to convert before Sutcliffe kicked a penalty with 12 minutes to go to secure the victory.
 

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