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Salford City Reds v Leeds Rhinos, Friday 16th March, kick off 8pm

9th March 2012

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos will play their first game at Salford’s new stadium next weekend as they take on Phil Veivers team for the first time this season.

Salford have made a good start to the 2012 season and have already claimed victories over London Broncos, Hull FC and Widnes to put them in the top half of the Stobart Super League table. Former Leeds man Ashley Gibson leads the way as their top try scorer while new signing Joel Moon from New Zealand Warriors is starting to make an impact along with former St Helens player Matty Smith.

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Tickets and travel are now on sale for the Leeds Rhinos away match against Salford City Reds at the new Salford City Stadium, Salford, which is on Friday 16th March kick off 8.00pm.

The tickets are for standing in the North Stand, behind the posts at one end of the ground. These are priced at £20 adults, £15 OAP's (over 65) and Students, £10 for Juniors under 16. Tickets for Junior Season Ticket Holders can be exchanged for a match ticket in advance of the match by producing the voucher from their away voucher booklet at the Rhinos Ticket Office. Disabled tickets are priced at £20, £15 and £10 depending on age. Helper tickets are also available if required and upon production of valid ID. If disabled supporters require car parking, please contact Salford on 0844 844 8400. There is a small number of Car Park passes available from Rhinos Ticket Office for this game at a price of £5 per car.

Official coach travel for this match is priced at £15.00. The coach will depart from Car Park F on St Michaels Lane at 5.00pm. Don't forget that if you are a season ticket holder you can travel to this match for free! You must exchange the voucher you received with your season ticket at the ticket office – terms and conditions apply.

Match tickets will be available until 3.00pm on Friday 16th March from the Rhinos Ticket Office. To book either or both tickets and travel, please call the Ticket Office Hotline on 0871 423 13 15 (calls are charged at 10p per minute – calls from mobiles may vary) or book online at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets.

Salford City Reds details are:-
Ground Address – Salford City Stadium, 1 Stadium Way, Eccles, M30 7EY (when using your sat nav, please use postcode M30 7LJ)
Website – www.salfordcitystadium.com
Ticket Office Hotline Number – 0844 844 8400
Car Parking – Car Parking is available at £5 per car, Coach parking is free.

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Salford City Reds 16 Leeds Rhinos 56

16th March 2012

By Leeds Rhinos

Kevin Sinfield became the leading points scorer of all time for Leeds on a historic night for Leeds Rhinos at Salford’s new home ground.

The move from their traditional home at The Willows has sparked an upturn in fortunes for Phil Veivers side and Leeds Head Coach Brian  McDermott said his team were fully expecting a tough battle.

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McDermott made one change to his starting line up from the previous week's win over Warrington with Chris Clarkson moving from the bench to the starting thirteen. His place on the bench was taken by Ian Kirke whilst Richard Moore came in for the suspended Ryan Bailey.

It looked like the pre-match predictions for a close encounter were going to be proven right in the early stages as Salford had the better of the early possessions. They took the lead after ten minutes when Vinnie Anderson was on hand to collect a bouncing grubber kick from Daniel Holdsworth close to the Rhinos line. Holdsworth was off target with his conversion attempt but his side led 4-0.

The Rhinos responded in fine form though and hit the front four minutes later. Zak Hardaker crossed for the try after Kevin Sinfield had released Chris Clarkson 40 metres out. The forward raced through before drawing the cover and putting Hardaker in for the try.

Leeds increased their lead soon afterwards. Brent Webb had just missed a great chance to score when Brett Delaney broke through however he turned provider for the second row. Leeds had produced a flurry of offloads and Salford were caught out as play was switched quickly across field and Delaney crashed over.

McGuire could have then increased the lead further when he broke through and looked to have beaten Luke Patten only for the full back to chase back and pull him down. However, Leeds had the momentum and quick ball saw Watkins shrug off the attempted tackle by Stuart Howarth to score his eighth try in six games this season. Kevin Sinfield converted all three tries to make it 18-4.

The skipper then went in for his first try since last September as Ben Jones-Bishop broke down the wing before cleverly kicking back in field for Sinfield to collect and score. He missed the conversion but Lewis Jones’ all time points scoring record for Leeds was now within striking distance.

Leeds continued to build their lead and remarkably it was Liam Hood who scored again for his third consecutive game with a try since his debut. The move came from a blocked kick by McGuire, Carl Ablett was the fastest to reacted and collected the ball perfectly on the bounce before putting Hood in for the try. Sinfield made it 28-4 and left him three short of Jones’ record.

The Rhinos finished the half with another try, this time it was McGuire who got over on the short side as the Champions were too quick for the Salford defence. Sinfield was off target but the Rhinos were in command at 32-4.
Salford suffered disruption at the start of the half when Chris Nero had to be helped from the field and they fell further behind when Hardaker danced his way through the Reds defence to score his second try. Sinfield added the conversion to put him on the brink of history.

The home side then had their best spell of the game as they camped on the Rhinos line for ten minute with a combination of penalties and repeat sets. However, Leeds had the answer at every turn and a brilliant leap and catch from Hall ahead of Sean Gleeson ended the pressure.

Leeds then went down the other end and completed a memorable night for two players. Hardaker broke down field before passing inside to Ablett, he fed Webb who unselfishly popped a pass overhead to the centre to complete his hat trick. That gave Sinfield a tough conversion attempt to break the record but it was never in doubt as the ball sailed between the posts.

The Rhinos then crossed for their ninth try of the game through Rob Burrow. Jones-Bishop had burst down the side and had his choice of supporting runners to give the final pass to and it was Burrow who scampered over. Sinfield was again on target to make it 50-4 after 67 minutes.

Leeds made it ten tries with a popular score from Ablett who crossed from 10 metres out following a spell of pressure on the Reds line. Sinfield on target again.

The home fans were given something to cheer about with late tries from Gareth Owen and Luke Patten, Holdsworth adding the conversions to leave the final score 56-16 on a historic night for Leeds Rhinos.

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