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Leeds Rhinos

2017 Super League Champions

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Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC, Friday 1st February, kick off 8pm

20th January 2013

By Leeds Rhinos

Champions Leeds Rhinos kick off the new Super League season on Friday 1st February when Gareth Ellis returns to Headingley Carnegie with Hull FC.

Tickets for the game are on sale now and can be booked by calling 0871 423 1315 (calls cost 10p per minute and can be more from mobiles) or online 24 hours a day at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets. The clash is set to be a classic encounter with Ellis returning the stadium he called home during a glorious period in his career between 2005 and 2008. He has returned to Super League after reinforcing his reputation as one of the world's best forwards in the NRL with Wests Tigers.

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There are other key battles across the teams with the match up between Tom Briscoe and Ryan Hall setting down an early marker for Steve McNamara and his coaching team in World Cup year.

To get the best value from your 2013 membership, make sure you get yours before the Hull clash. You can book yours now from the Headingley Carnegie ticket office.  Click here to see the full list of prices.

Season ticket & Membership Options

Bronze Membership

Bronze Membership is for new fans or those not able to make many games. Our Entry Level Membership is just £20. By becoming a bronze member you become a card carrying member of the club with your own personalised membership card which you can also use as your electronic entry card to games by adding credits for games to your card either online or directly with the ticket office.
You also get:
• Free Copy of the Official Club Handbook. Normally retails at £4.95, the official club handbook features club and player statistics.
• Priority on tickets for major games and finals
• 1 free ticket to attend a game before May 2013 (T&Cs apply)

Silver Membership

Silver Membership is the traditional season ticket membership which is all about supporting the Rhinos and watching games live while helping you save money! You get your own personalised membership card which gives you entry to all 13 home league games plus:
• 1 free away trip per season. Return coach travel to an away league game of your choice (excluding Catalans, London Broncos and major finals!)
• Copy of the official club handbook. Normally retails at £4.95, the official club handbook features club and player statistics.
• £10 voucher to spend in the club shop during 2013 season.
• Bring a Mate for free to any game before end of May 2013 (T&Cs apply)
• Access to four match days for YCCC in 2013 (terms and conditions apply – excluding Yorkshire v Lancashire in the T20)
• 2 free tickets to watch Leeds Carnegie RUFC in 2012-2013 season.
• Priority on tickets for major games and finals.

Gold Membership

Gold Membership is our top level of membership available only to those who purchase a silver season ticket with an upgrade option.
Gold membership includes:
• Entry to the Carnegie Cafe Bar on match days with post-match player analysis and player interviews. Relax in the comfort of a private bar facility with big screen Sky footage.
• Exclusive Gold Members gift pack including a 2012 Highlights DVD and Rhinos branded gifts.
• Invitation to annual 'Meet The Players' event with free drinks reception hosted by Rhinos.

Junior Silver Membership

All the benefits of adults plus free entry to away league games. See price table for the Silver membership price options.

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Leeds Rhinos 36 Hull FC 6

1st February 2013

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos kicked off the new season in impressive fashion as they defeated Hull FC at Headingley Carnegie thanks to a masterful display from skipper Kevin Sinfield.

Hull were due to be led out by their new star signing Gareth Ellis, who returned to his former home ground to make his return to Super League after four incredible seasons in the NRL but an injury in the warm up forced him out of the match. 

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Despite the set back of losing Ellis, Hull started the game in bright fashion and dominated the first ten minutes in terms of territory. Leeds were guilty of a couple of loose passes and referee Steve Ganson was patrolling a strict ‘no messing’ zone at the ruck area that saw Leeds penalised on three occasions. However, the Rhinos produced some intense defence and forced the visitors into errors that meant they never really threatened the Leeds line.

The Rhinos got into their stride after that and took control of the game. Joel Moon showed why Leeds had signed him from Salford with a number of half breaks which created danger because of the options of Ryan Hall and Carl Ablett either side of him. With and without the ball, Leeds were putting Hull under pressure and eventually that pressure produced the first try of the game.

Danny McGuire had produced a number of dangerous kicks and his next effort towards the posts caught Brett Seymour and Ben Galea in two minds and as they debated who should go for the ball, Kevin Sinfield stuck in a toe and dribbled the ball over the line to touch it down. He added the conversion to make it 6-0.

Leeds could have had further scores with McGuire showing he is ready for a big year in 2013 with a number of tantalising
breaks however they could not make the most of the chances. The flow of the game took a turn when the Rhinos lost Joe Vickery to an ankle injury. The winger limped off and that forced Ablett to switch sides and propelled Watkins onto the wing. The threat that had come down the left was nullified and Hull managed to get a foothold in the game.

The visitors struck just before half time when Joe Westerman managed to get his hands free in the tackle and bounced a pass off the ground into the arms of Joe Arundel to score in the corner. Daniel Holdsworth added a good conversion from the South Stand touchline to level the game at half time.

The Rhinos had to produce some strong defence at the start of the second half, particular Zak Hardaker with a last ditch try saver but once the Champions hit the front you never sensed they would let their foot off the gas.

They did just that after 57 minutes when Moon capped his debut with a try by showing great strength to get out of the tackle and force his way over. Three minutes later Jamie Peacock proved too strong for the Hull defence as he powered through a gap and stretched out to score. Sinfield converted both to make it 18-6 on the hour.

Leeds now pressed home their advantage with McGuire creating the next try and scoring his side’s fifth effort. A wonderful cut out pass from the half back released Chris Clarkson for a try and then McGuire linked up with Paul McShane and Sinfield to create a half gap that he powered through to score. Sinfield kept up his 100% night with the boot.

There was still time for a late try from Ryan Hall as he took a pass from man of the match Kevin Sinfield and just managed to pip Jason Crookes to the line to touch down. Sinfield completed the scoring to make the final score 36-6 to the Champions.  

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