ON THIS DAY

On this day in 1999 David Wrench made his debut for Leeds against Warrington.

On this day in 1999 David Wrench made his debut for Leeds against Warrington. Dave was a product of the Leeds youth development system and captained the Academy to the Championship in 1997, winning the Players Academy Player of the Year. He also picked up the prestigious Roy Francis Memorial Award, awarded by then Head Coach Dean Bell, for his outstanding contribution to the club in that season, despite still being two seasons off his first team debut. Dave, originally from Keighley, was a regular in the Alliance side for four seasons before finally breaking into the first team squad in 2001. He made 26 appearances that season whilst combining his playing duties with his role as a coach with the Rhinos GMB Apprenticeship Scheme. Coming into this game the Rhinos had won their last two matches against Wakefield and Salford and in this game Francis Cummins scored a hat trick to keep the team in winning ways. Marvin Golden also scored a try and Iestyn Harris added a try and 4 goals to bring the final score to 28-10.