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Leeds Rhinos 52 London Broncos 16

1st May 1999

By Leeds Rhinos

London kicked off to Leeds and the Rhinos were awarded an early penalty by referee Russell Smith.

London kicked off to Leeds and the Rhinos were awarded an early penalty by referee Russell Smith.

WP – Home MPU

Great chance for Terry Newton who broke 25 metres out but could not outrun Tulsen Tollett…

In sweltering sunshine both teams are taking on as much water as possible in the early stages…

Clever break by Richie Blackmore after an incisive pass from Iestyn Harris. Leeds continue to look dangerous…

5mins: Speculative kick by London bounces off Richie Blackmore and Martin Offiah poaches and beats Harris and Rivett to the line. However, Russell Smith went the TV ref to see if Offiah was off side and the try was awarded. Try converted by Rob Smyth from far out on the touchline side. Broncos 6 Rhinos 0

11mins: London attack down the right hand side and work a move with Robbie Simpson linking between the centres to make the extra man and score in the corner. Conversion missed by Smyth. Broncos 10 Rhinos 0

Daryl Powell penalised for a head high tackle underneath the Broncos posts…

London very aggressive in defence, with at least two men in every tackle. However, Simpson threw a punch at McDermott and Leeds awarded penalty…

Great pressure from Leeds as they pen Offiah behind his own line…

19mins: Edwards penalised 14 metres from his own line and Harris elects for the two point kick, which he converts from right in front.
Broncos 10 Rhinos 2

Leeds' first substitute Newton for Jackson after 22 minutes…

Jackson arrival signals a step up in pace from Leeds on attack…

Brilliant individual skill from Francis Cummins takes him away from three would be London tacklers to get away from his own in goal…

Jamie Mathiou replaces Barrie McDermott after 24 mins…

Try saving chase from Ryan Sheridan to stop Karle Hammond…

26 mins: From the next set of six Leeds surge back at the Broncos and a looping pass from Powell is tipped into the arms of Rivett by Offiah and he stretches for the line to score. Harris misses a difficult conversion.
Broncos 10 Rhinos 6

Fleary penalised for over aggressiveness in the tackle…

Great defence set of six sees London kick the ball dead…

Fine run from Rivett sees Leeds awarded a penalty just over half way which Harris kicks to touch…

Leeds kick through and Jackson is looked to be obstructed but the Rhinos chase is good enough to pen Edwards in his in goal…

Leeds denied a try for crossing as Darren Fleary is denied…

Good breaks by Rivett and Morley go to waste as Marc Glanville fails to hold a reverse pass from Harris…

Try saving tackle by Sheridan on Edwards denies London what looked like a certain try with Retchless breaking through the Leeds defence…

Leeds finish the half with good runs from Sheridan, Jackson and Godden…

40mins: An unbelievable try for Brad Godden after superb support play from Fleary's run found Godden, then Jackson and finally Godden again he scored under the posts. Harris converts on the half time hooter to give the Rhinos the lead for the first time going into the dressing room.
Rhinos 12 Broncos 10

Half time score:Rhinos 12 Broncos 10

Marcus St Hilaire is a halftime substitute for Daryl Powell with Harris moving up to stand off…

42mins: London looked to be penned in their own half but Leeds fail to tackle Hammond and he gets the ball away to Toshack who's kick to the corner which Cummins fails to recover and Fleming seized the opportunity to score and he ran around under the posts having looked to have scored in the corner. The try was awarded after a lengthy look by the TV ref to check for offside but Smyth converts the try.
Broncos 16 Rhinos 12

Blood bin substitution sees Barrie McDermott replace Darren Fleary…

London awarded head and feed following a booming kick from Hammond inside his 40metres finds touch 10 metres from the Leeds line…

Sound defensive set of six follows to keep London out…

Andy Hay replaces Marc Glanville after 49 minutes…

52mins: Leeds awarded a penalty 10 metres out for obstruction which Harris taps and passes over the crouching Jackson for big Barrie Mac who rampages his way to the line dragging the London defence with him. Harris converts from in front of the posts.
Rhinos 18 Broncos 16

London win the ball from the restart and have two sets of six in the Leeds 20 metre area but the Rhinos hold out…

Rivett tries a pass to Blackmore but knocks on and London continue their encampment in the Rhinos half…

59mins: Fantastic break from Ryan Sheridan going nearly 60 metres sets up a wonderful try for Rivett as he is on the end of a move involving Morley, Harris, Farrell, and Blackmore. Harris converts from the touchline.
Rhinos 24 Broncos 16

61mins: Awesome run from Morley following a sublime pass from Hay sets up try for St Hilaire. Jackson runs at the London defence and off loads to St Hilaire uder the posts. Harris converts.
Rhinos 30 Broncos 16

Newton returns as a substitute for Farrell who had had a magnificient match…

Cummins has to knock the ball into touch as he is surrounded by four London chasers but Leeds come up with the ball.

68mins: Rivett breaks out from his own line after intercepting a speculative pass to race 90 metres to the line and claim his hat trick. Harris fails to convert.
Rhinos 34 Broncos 16

71mins: Captain marvel Harris is on hand to latch onto St Hilaire's off load to score under the posts and make the result safe. He converts his own try.
Rhinos 40 Broncos 16

Glanville returns as a replacement for Jackson…

73mins: Great running from Harris sets up Francis Cummins who adds another Wembley try to his record in the left hand corner. Harris adds the conversion.
Rhinos 46 Broncos 16

A bumper crowd of 73,242 welcome the annoucement that Leroy Rivett is named the Lance Todd Trophy winner as the man of the match…

80mins: Rivett delights the crowd and becomes the first ever player to score 4 tries at Wembley as he scores in the corner and Harris adds the conversion.
Rhinos 52 Broncos 16

Iestyn Harris lifts the Challenge Cup to bring the old trophy back to Headingley after a 21 year

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