ON THIS DAY

On the 25th May in 1968 former Leeds player Kevin Iro was born and in 2002 the Rhinos moved into second place after a win over London Broncos.

On this day in 1968 former Leeds man Kevin Iro was born. Doug Laughton signed Kevin Iro in 1992 from Australian team Manly. His first season was put on hold with an ankle injury that kept him out of the game until November. Once he had put injury aside Iro was quick to impress the Leeds crowd, scoring two tries on his debut against Widnes in the 48-16 win and then going on to play 19 games and notch up 10 tries in his first season. During his time at the club he played in over 115 games and scored 60 tries before leaving in 1996. On this day in 2002 Leeds beat London Broncos and in doing so moved back into second place in the Tetley’s Rugby Super League table with a 32-24 win defeat at Griffin Park, although they had to come from 18-6 behind to take the points. Tony Martin opened the scoring with a penalty before Mark Calderwood touched down for Leeds which Ben Walker converted. Martin then added his own converted try, and kicked the goal following Dennis Moran’s score, with a Sylvain Houles effort giving the home side a half tie lead of 18-6. But the Rhinos hit back with three tries inside the opening 11 minutes of the second period, through Marcus St Hilaire, Wayne McDonald and Walker, to take a 22-18 lead before Tonie Carroll added a further try for a 26-18 advantage. Mat Toshack’s converted score cut the gap to two points, but Ryan Sheridan’s try sealed the win.