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Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos, Friday 26th March, kick off 8pm

19th March 2010

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos travel to the DW Stadium next Friday 26th March to take on the front runners in this season’s Engage Super League.

The arrival of new coach Michael Maguire from Melbourne Storm has reignited the Warriors this season and they have been in outstanding form so far this season. The Rhinos lost 28-10 on their last visit to the DW Stadium when Sam Tomkins inspired the home team. That set back was the Rhinos last defeat of the 2009 season as they went on their incredible march to Old Trafford to win their third title in a row.

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That result was a reverse of the previous trip across to Wigan, when the Rhinos produced their biggest ever win at Wigan with a 52-16 demolition of Brian Noble’s side.

Tickets and travel are now on sale for the game. We have North Stand only available for this match and this is unreserved seating behind the posts, they are priced at £16.00 for Adults, £11.00 for Students (with a valid student card) and Senior Citizens (Over 60 years of age) and £11.00 for under 16’s.

Junior season ticket holders can exchange their away voucher at Headingley Carnegie ticket sales office.

Disabled tickets are available priced at £11 and the helper comes for free – these are not available to purchase online.

Official coach travel this match is priced at £15.00 with 5% discount for Season ticket holders, Bronze members and Rhinos 2000 members, the coach will depart from Car Park F on St Michaels Lane at 5.00pm.

To book either tickets or travel please call the ticket office hotline on 0871 423 13 15 or book online at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets  

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Wigan Warriors 24 Leeds Rhinos 4

26th March 2010

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos produced a performance full of pride and passion but ultimately lost out 24-4 to Wigan at DW Stadium.

A depleted Leeds Rhinos side travelled to the DW Stadium looking to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat. However, they never looked like a side feeling sorry for themselves and they were unlucky to go in trailing at half time before Ryan Hall struck back soon after the break.

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Already without the likes of Greg Eastwood, Scott Donald and Jamie Peacock through injury, Kevin Sinfield did not come through in time from his dead leg injury and worse still Brett Delaney and Kylie Leuluai were ruled out on the afternoon of the game through illness.

Despite the disparity between the teams, Wigan riding high this season under new coach Michael Maguire, the Rhinos came out in determined mood. The Warriors have earned a reputation for their wrestling tactics this season and referee Steve Ganson signaled his intention that such Australian-ways were not going to go unpunished on his watch and issued a string of penalties against the home side early on. Leeds could not make the most of the chances when Jamie Jones-Buchanan knocked on but the message was loud and clear.

Wigan had their opportunities and could have opened the scoring after 16 minutes when Pat Richards broke clear. He dabbed the ball forward for Amos Roberts to chase but full back was too heavy with his boot and hacked the ball dead.

Leeds had a fantastic chance with 15 minutes remaining in the first half. McGuire made the incisive break just inside the Wigan half and then floated a ball back inside to Rob Burrow. The scrum half raced through but was tackled short of the line by Pat Richards. However, he turned him in the tackle over the line and then Thomas Leuluai came in an attempt to stop Burrow grounding the ball but appeared to force the ball down. However, video referee Thierry Alibert did not agree and the score was chalked off.

The game was end to end and soon Wigan were back up the Leeds end and it took a cool catch from Ryan Hall to prevent them scoring.

However, Wigan have a ruthless edge this season and they were not to be denied on their next visit. George Carmont managed to get on the outside of McGuire and went over for the game’s first try. Richards converted to make it 6-0.

The Rhinos came back into it and gained a 40:20 just before half time however Tom Bush was tackled two metres short as the hooter sounded.

Far from being downhearted, Leeds came out full of confidence after the break and put the home side under pressure with some pounding defence. That produced an error from Wigan deep in their half and the Rhinos moved the ball cleverly along the line for Ryan Hall to go over in the corner. Burrow was unable to add the touchline conversion to leave the score 6-4 after 47 minutes.

However, once again Wigan were in ruthless mood. Pat Richards made the initial break but was stopped by a brave tackle from Tom Bush, however two tackles later Darrell Goulding made the extra man out wide to touch down. Richards was able to add the touchline conversion to make it 12-4 after 51 minutes.

Wigan got their noses in front again on the hour mark but it came from an error by the Rhinos when Brent Webb kicked out on the full 30 metres from his own line. Wigan moved the ball down field and Joel Tomkins eventually forced his way over.

Any hopes of a fight back were dashed four minutes later when Goulding produced a carbon copy try to score. Richards converted the latter and added a subsequent penalty to give his side a 24-4 lead.

The Rhinos, to their credit continued to battle hard and were denied a second try by video referee Thierry Alibert after Rob Burrow and Danny Buderus had combined to set up Brent Webb, but replays showed the full back had not been able to ground the ball when he got over the line.

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