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Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos, Friday 5th July kick off 8pm

30th June 2013

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos travel to in form Warrington Wolves next Friday night in one of the most eagerly awaited clashes of the season.

The Rhinos defeated Tony Smith's side 28-22 at Headingley Carnegie earlier this season but have had a tough run in the league at the Halliwell Jones in recent years suffering heavy defeats in 2011 and 2012. However, the Rhinos did win their in the play offs in 2011 and of course this is a re-match of last season's epic Grand Final at Old Trafford. 

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Tickets and travel are now on sale for the Leeds Rhinos away match at The Halliwell Jones Stadium. We have tickets are for the West Stand, which is standing behind the posts at one end of the ground and reserved seating in the North Stand. West Stand tickets are priced at £19.00 adults, £13.00 OAP’s (over 60), Students and 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. North Stand seated tickets are priced £27.50 adults and £18.50 for Seniors, Student and Juniors. Under 5’s are free but require a ticket. Junior season ticket can upgrade to the seats for £5.50. Disabled tickets are priced at £19.00 adult and £13.00 concessions for the West Stand and £27.50 adult and 18.50 concessions for the North Stand. Helper tickets are also available if required and upon production of valid ID. For disabled car parking, please contact Jen Lenihan on 01925 248880. These are very limited so please book early.

NB. All ticket prices increase by £1.00 for the West Stand and £1.50 for the North Stand on match day. Warrington have advised fans to purchase in advance to avoid disappointment should the game sell out.

Official coach travel for this match is priced at £15.00. The coach will depart from Car Park F on St Michaels Lane at 5pm. 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 5th July 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.

Warrington’s details are:-
Ground Address – The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Mike Gregory Way, Warrington, WA2 7NE
Website – www.warringtonwolves.com
Ticket Hotline Number – 0871 622 1879
Car Parking – There is no car parking at the stadium. Car parking is in the small private car parks or on street parking. We would like to warn all Rhinos fans travelling to Warrington, not to park in the Tesco’s car parking as you will receive a parking fine for parking there.
Coach Parking – Coach parking is in Matalan’s car park, which is near to the ground and is free of charge.
 

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Warrington Wolves 19 Leeds Rhinos 18

5th July 2013

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos lost out to a late Lee Briers drop goal at Halliwell Jones Stadium despite scoring four tries and will take a lot of pride from the loss against Tony Smith’s high flying side.

On their last two visits to the Halliwell Jones in the league, the Rhinos have suffered heavy defeats and many experts were predicting a straight forward win for the Wolves after their impressive form recently has seen them mount a challenge once again for the League Leaders Shield. 

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The Rhinos were unchanged from the side that won at Widnes with Alex Foster set for only his second appearance off the bench. Warrington welcomed back England international Chris Hill to the front row after he missed the win at Bradford the previous week.  

The Rhinos were braced for a barnstorming performance from the Cup holders after Tony Smith had rested players the previous week to be ready for Leeds and the home side opened the scoring after just seven minutes with some quick thinking from hooker Micky Higham at dummy half. He initially looked to get the pass away but with no support available he immediately opted for a grubber kick off the inside of his boot when completely wrong footed the Leeds defence and he raced through to score. Brett Hodgson added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead.

Leeds responded almost immediately and scored within two minutes. The try was created by a sensational pass by Joel Moon out of the back of his hand to Ryan Hall, and the winger had the simple job of taking the pass and scampering over for the try. Zak Hardaker sliced his conversion attempt wide.

The Rhinos hit the front after 13 minutes when Liam Sutcliffe celebrated his new four year contract with the club by scoring his sixth try in eight appearances. The young stand off latched onto a loose pass from Warrington and raced down field to score from 80 metres out. Once again Hardaker was off target but his side held a narrow 8-6 lead.

Warrington then produced a prolonged passage of play in the Rhinos quarter as they looked to force an error from the visitors. However, some desperate goal line defence kept them out and the closest they got was a disallowed try for Higham after video referee Phil Bentham spotted that Chris Hill knocked on at the line.

The second half got off to a near perfect start for the Rhinos when Ryan Hall spotted a pass outwide, juggled with it initially and then set off on a sensational run, the full length of the field, handing off Chris Riley who had made a valiant effort to race from the opposite wing to try and stop the try. Hardaker was off target again but his side now led 12-6.

Warrington were always going to have a period when they gained the momentum of the game and they did that half way through the second half with Higham running the show for the home side. They eventually got the equalising score when Stefan Ratchford spotted a gap from dummy half and forced his way over. Hodgson added the conversion to level the game.

Once again the young Rhinos responded to the challenge and came up with another score. The try was beautifully crafted down the short side and Hardaker and Sutcliffe combined before the stand off put the full back in to score and he ran around to give himself an easier kick, which he added to make it 18-18.

Warrington then set up a grandstand finish when Monaghan knocked down Briers’ crossfield kick and Hodgson was on hand to gather the ball and touch down. He converted his own try to level the game with 15 minutes to go.

Leeds, who lost Mitch Achurch, Brad Singleton and Ian Kirke to injuries during the game, dug deep once again and kept the Wolves out, twice forcing Lee Briers to push his drop goal attempts wide. However, the home side got one last chance with less than a minute to go and this time Briers made no mistake to give his side a narrow 19-18 win.  

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