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

1st June 2012

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos travel to Halliwell Jones next Friday for a live clash with Tony Smith’s Warrington Wolves as they look for a repeat of last season’s dramatic play off win on the same ground.

The Rhinost beat Warrington 26-18 at Headingley Carnegie earlier this season but have only lost twice subsequently to St Helens and Catalan.

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Warrington beat the Rhinos home and away in the league last season on their way to winning the League Leaders Shield.

Tickets and travel are on sale for the Leeds Rhinos away match against Warrington Wolves at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington on Friday 8th June, kick off 8pm. 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 £18.50 adults, £12.50 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 £26.50 adults and £18 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 £12.50 for the West Stand and £18.00 for the North Stand. Helper tickets are also available if required and upon production of valid ID. For disabled car parking, please contact Bernie Lenihan on 01925 248880. These are very limited so please book early.
NB. All ticket prices increase by £1.50 on match day.

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 8th June from the Rhinos Ticket Office.

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 37 Leeds Rhinos 18

8th June 2012

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos suffered a second consecutive defeat in the Stobart Super League against Warrington Wolves. Leeds conceded five tries in the opening 28 minutes and despite an improved second half display it proved to be too big of a gap for them to fight back from.

Leeds travelled to Warrington looking to bounce back from their heavy defeat to Wigan Warriors seven days earlier against the team in second place.  They were without Danny McGuire, who sustained an injury in that defeat which meant Stevie Ward was brought into the side for his fourth game of the season.  Ben Jones-Bishop also returned to the starting line up and Darrell Griffin was named on the bench for the first time since the St Helens fixture.

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There was a heavy downpour of rain at the Halliwell Jones Stadium that continued for the majority of the game and the Rhinos found themselves playing into a heavy wind in the first half.  Warrington, who were also coming into the game on the back of defeat, could not have made a better start by taking the lead within the first minute of the game.  Ryan Atkins made the break before offloading to Chris Riley, the winger then put in a grubber kick which fortunately deflected into the hands of Brent Waterhouse who crossed in the left corner on 45 seconds and Brett Hodgson added the conversion.  Minutes later the Wolves were in again when Briers and Hodgson combined to spread the ball out across the Leeds line to Riley for a try in at the corner.

Nothing seemed to be going Leeds’ way and Warrington dominated possession in the first twenty minutes and it was not long before Gareth O’Brien extended the lead for the hosts after collecting a reverse kick from Briers to run in under the posts.  Once again Hodgson converted to put his side 18-0 ahead.  There was a further blow for the Rhinos when Brent Webb was forced to leave the field after sustaining a leg injury following a collision with his own team mate Carl Ablett.

There was no let up for Leeds and soon O’Brien got across for another for the homeside.  Waterhouse and Mickey Higham got Wolves in a good attacking position before another kick from Briers was pounced on by O’Brien who just managed to get his fingers on the ball before it went out of play.  After a consultation with the video ref it was judged that he had got the ball down before his leg touched the dead ball line and the Wolves were awarded their fourth try. 

Warrington then punished Leeds further when Riley sent O’Brien away 70 metres out and the half back found a massive gap and drew in the Leeds defence before offloading to the supporting Riley who sprinted clear under the posts for his second try.

As the half drew to a close the Rhinos stepped up a gear in search of an all important score before the teams went in and they eventually got on the scoreboard with five minutes left to play.  After forcing a drop out Rob Burrow scampered from dummy half to set up Kevin Sinfield, who bravely dived over the line, and although he looked to injure himself in the process the Rhinos captain stepped up to add the conversion.  As the rain died down in the closing minutes of the half Leeds tried desperately to reduce the deficit further, but they were unable to conjure up a decisive break.

In the second half Leeds brought a renewed energy to their game and within 7 minutes of the kick off they were in again.  Ben Harrison was penalised for not playing the ball and from the resulting play Burrow was able to break away and found the space to run clear for the tryline unopposed.  Sinfield once again converted to bring the score to 30-12.

Warrington suffered a setback when Hodgson went off with a leg injury and then there was a lengthy delay in play when Ian Kirke required medical attention on the field following a fierce tackle from Ben Westwood.

As the Rhinos looked more threatening they did enough to rattle Warrington, despite their healthy lead, with Lee Briers opting to kick a drop goal in the 64th minute.  Leeds responded minutes later when Burrow raced clear from a scrum for his second try of the game.  Sinfield added the conversion to bring the score to 30-18.

Although Leeds were much improved in the second half they had given themselves a difficult  task by allowing Warrington to establish such a big lead in the opening half and it proved to be too  much for them to come back from and on 73 minutes Ryan Atkins wrapped up  the win with a try in the corner.  In the final minute of the game Warrington had a chance to extend their lead further when they were awarded a penalty after Darrell Griffin was penalised for a tackle, but O’Brien was unable to land the kick and the game ended 37-18 to Warrington.

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