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Wakefield Wildcats v Leeds Rhinos, Sunday 27th March, kick off 3.30pm

19th March 2011

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos travel to the Rapid Solicitor Stadium for their next Engage Super League fixture.

It will be the 30th Super League meeting between the teams and of those games the Rhinos have been the winning side on 25 occasions. Last season though the Wildcats won their first ever game against the Rhinos at their home ground with a 28-18 victory. Leeds took revenge back at Headingley Carnegie however, beating their local rivals 28-22.

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Having been deducted 4 points at the start of the season for going into administration it has been a tough start to the season for the Wildcats who are currently second from bottom of the table, having secured only two wins so far. They will be boosted going into this game though after their 20-6 away win over Hull FC, in which Kyle Amor, who is currently on loan from the Rhinos with the Wildcats was a try scorer.

Tickets and travel are now on sale for all standing areas of the ground. They are priced at £20 for Adults, £12 for Students (with a valid student card), Senior Citizens (Over 60 years of age), and Juniors. Tickets for Junior Season Holders to exchange for their voucher from the Away voucher book are also available. Ambulant Disabled tickets are priced as above and helper tickets are also available if required and upon production of valid ID.

Wheelchair Disabled fans need to book tickets via the Wildcats ticket office. Fans who require seated tickets, must purchase tickets before the day of match as Wakefield’s seated turnstiles will not accept cash and will also need to be booked via Wakefield’s Ticket Office.

Wakefield’s telephone number is 01924 211765

Official coach travel for this match is priced at £9.00 with 5% discount for Season Ticket Holders, Bronze Members and Rhinos 4 Life Members. The coach will depart from Car Park F on St Michaels Lane at 1.30pm.

NB. Match tickets will be available until 4.00pm on Friday 25th March from Leeds Rugby Ticket Sales Office.

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Wakefield 6 Leeds Rhinos 28

27th March 2011

By Leeds Rhinos

Kallum Watkins has scored his fourth try of the game at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

The Rhinos travelled to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium looking to bounce back from last week's loss to St Helens at Headingley Carnegie but they had to do it without Ian Kirke, who was ruled out with a stomach bug. Leeds did welcome back Kylie Leuluai and Ryan Bailey to the starting line up after they overcame injuries. With Zak Hardaker and Lee Smith both out through injury, Kallum Watkins was moved to the wing and Carl Ablett came in at centre.

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The game started in bright spring sunshine and it was the home side who looked to make the most of great conditions. They dominated the opening 15 minutes, trapping the Rhinos in goal on three seperate occasions. The visitors were also on the wrong side of referee James Child as they conceded a string of early penalties. However, some well organised defence from Leeds was enough to keep the Wildcats out.

When the Rhinos did get the ball they looked dangerous but they had a try for Ryan Hall ruled out because of a forward pass and once again found themselves going backwards after another couple of penalties.

Eventually the home side's pressure had to tell and it did after 25 minutes. Glenn Morrison burst through down the left but was tackled 20 metres short. However, a couple of wide passes found winger Greg Johnson in space out wide. The crowd held their breath as he juggled the pass but he did gather it in and went over for the try. Josh Griffin missed the touchline conversion to leave the score 4-0.

The Rhinos were visibly frustrated with how the game was going as they conceded another string of penalties at the play the ball. Referee James Child lost patience with his continual whistle blowing and sent Luke Burgess to the sin bin, two minutes after the prop had come on, for persistent team infringements.

Leeds held on until Burgess returned and looked like they may grab an equalising score on the brink of half time but the chance came to nothing and they went in 4-0 behind.

The Rhinos came out more determined after the break and levelled the score after just four minutes. This time, they were the ones able to build momentum on the back of a penalty, and quick hands saw Webb put Watkins away in the corner to score. Sinfield was unfortunate to see his touchline conversion attempt fade at the last minute and go wide to leave the scores level.

Wakefield managed to edge back in front when the visitors were penalised for stealing the ball in the tackle 30 metres out. Griffin stepped up and kicked his side back in front with a penalty.

The Rhinos needed a break and it came from an unlikely source. Having conceded a penalty for an incorrect play the ball near the Wildcats line, it looked like another missed opportunity. However, the kick to touch only found Brent Webb and that seemed to lift the visitors. The ball was moved down field and Watkins caught a cross field kick from Paul McShane to go over and run round to score between the posts. Sinfield added the conversion to make it 10-6 after 54 minutes.

Leeds then went straight back on the attack from the kick off with Ryan Hall bursting down the touchline. He found Webb, who was pulled down ten metres short. The Rhinos then got a penalty in midfield and regathered a pass that had been knocked down by a home defender to continue the pressure on the Wildcats line. The resolve finally broke when the ball was fed wide and Watkins crossed for the first hat trick of his career. Sinfield missed the touchline conversion to leave the score 14-10 with twenty minutes to play.

Sinfield edged his side further in front with a penalty from close range and then his reverse pass to Danny Buderus put the hooker over for this side's fourth try of the game, which he converted for good measure.

With time running out, Watkins went over for his fourth try of the game. A chip kick from Webb floated across field to him and he managed to beat Luke George in the air to get to the ball and go over. Sinfield added the conversion to make the final score 28-6.

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