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Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers, Friday 14th August, kick off 8pm

1st August 2009

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos take on Castleford Tigers in their next home game in an important local derby for both clubs.

The Rhinos beat Castleford in dramatic fashion with the last kick of the game back in May when the night was best remembered for the incredible rainfall and thunderstorm that rage all night.

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The Tigers will be hoping that they can record their first victory at Headingley Carnegie since 2002 when they won 32-24 however the Rhinos will be looking to keep pace with St Helens at the top of the table.

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Leeds Rhinos 76 Castleford Tigers 12

14th August 2009

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos have rewrote the record book at Headingley Carnegie securing their biggest ever win over Castleford with a 76-12 win over their local rivals.

Ryan Hall was the toast of Headingley Carnegie as he became only the third player in the Super League era to score five tries in a game, which included a first half hat trick. 

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The Rhinos escaped with a narrow 24-22 win at the Jungle back in May with Danny McGuire scoring two tries and putting in the last minute kick that led to the winning penalty from Kevin Sinfield. That brace continued an incredible record for the stand off. Since making his first appearance against the Tigers in 2002, he has made eleven appearances against them and has scored in every game against them. In total, McGuire now has 17 tries against the Tigers. 

There was a terrfic following of supporters from Castleford at Headingley Carnegie to roar on their team however they were silenced after just 11 minutes when Scott Donald crossed for the opening try. Leeds had been mounting pressure on the Tigers line after Rob Burrow kicked a 40:20 kick and when Castleford then turned over possession with a knock on from Mitchell Sargent on half way, the Champions sensed their chance. McGuire drew the last man before floating a pass out to Donald to score in the corner. Sinfield was off target with the conversion but Leeds led 4-0. 

Castleford hit back after 15 minutes when James Evans was able to exploit a gap outwide when Carl Ablett had attempted an intercept and he went over for the score. Joe Westerman added the conversion from far out to give his side the lead.
However, Leeds were in determined mood and retook the lead with two tries in three minutes from Super League’s leading try scored Ryan Hall. The first score was created by himself, as he dummied the Tigers’ defence from dummy half before scooting down the blind side to score from close range. His second effort was created by a powerful run by Keith Senior and well finished by the English international. Sinfield converted the latter to make it 14-6. 

The lead was increased after 31 minutes when Brent Webb started and ended a move that began 10 metres from his own line. On the third tackle he used quick footwork to take him away from former Rhino Chris Feather and raced over for the score. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 20-6. 

The Rhinos wrapped up an impressive first half with their fifth try and it was Ryan Hall who completed his hat trick with two minutes remaining before the interval. The Rhinos got a repeat set 20 metres from the Castleford line and the ball moved quickly wide to Senior, who found himself in plenty of space, and threw a long pass out to Hall to score in the corner. Sinfield added the touchline conversion to make it 26-6 at half time. 

There was no let up from the Rhinos after the break as they crossed for another try four minutes into the second period. Having tried to find a way through on the right and then the left, the Rhinos took a more direct approach when Sinfield’s bomb towards the posts was plucked out of the air by Lee Smith to score. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 32-6.
Castleford did get one back four minutes later when Rangi Chase, a man highlighted as a major threat by Brian McClennan in the build up the game, stepped back across the sliding defence before darting through to score next to the post. Westerman added the conversion to make it 32-12 after 49 minutes. 

However, that was as close Castleford came to a fightback as the Rhinos cut loose to improve their points difference on the league table. Kylie Leuluai got the ball rolling when he powered his way over from close range. 

Ryan Hall then crossed for his fourth when he latched on to a loose ball 15 metres from his own line and raced the length of the field to score after 60 minutes. 

The Rhinos then made it three tries in six minutes just after the hour mark. Brent Webb finished off a fine move by McGuire to score his second try before Rob Burrow darted through a gap to score between the posts. Finally, Jamie Peacock forced his way over to complete the rout after 69 minutes. Sinfield converted all four tries to make it 62-12 to the Champions.
The pain was not over yet for the visitors as the Rhinos continued to pile on the points. Ryan Hall became the first player since Ali Lauitiiti in 2005 to score five tries in a game when he crossed with seven minutes left. 

There was still time left for Michael Ratu to score his first try for the club and the game was wrapped up in the final second when Ali Lauitiiti crossed for a try. Sinfield added the conversion to make the final score 76-12 to the Rhinos and record the biggest ever win over the Tigers in the process. 

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