RHINOS RE-WRITE THE RECORD BOOK
The Rhinos 30-0 win at Odsal was only the second occasion in the club’s history that they had kept Bradford scoreless on their own patch.
The Rhinos 30-0 win at Odsal was only the second occasion in the club’s history that they had kept Bradford scoreless on their own patch. The game was also only the second time that Bradford have been nilled in the summer era following on from Saints 35-0 win at Odsal in June 2003. Leeds have only kept Bradford scoreless on six occasions in over 100 years and 275 meetings. However only one of those has been away from home. On 5th December 1914 Leeds won 17-0 thanks to tries from Ivor Jones (2), George Rees, Fred Harrison and Dinny Campbell with a goal from Lewis. However, that game was at Birch Lane, Bradford’s former home ground before they moved to Odsal in 1934, therefore Friday’s result was the first nil achieved at Odsal in over 70 years of visiting. The last time Leeds held Bradford scoreless at Headingley Carnegie was in 1935 when Eric Harris helped Leeds to 11-0 win. The game was also the first time that Leeds have recorded back to back nil scorelines since 1968. Between 10th and 24th February, Leeds defeated Dewsbury 13-0 away, Halifax 35-0 in the league at home and then Bramley 29-0 in the Cup on the way to lifting the trophy at Wembley. The full list of nil scorelines against Bradford is as follows: 16/2/1935 – Leeds 11 Bradford 0 3/4/1922 – Leeds 34 Bradford 0 22/1/1921 – Leeds 17 Bradford 0 14/12/1918* – Leeds 6 Bradford 0 15/12/1917* – Leeds 34 Bradford 0 5/12/1914 – Bradford 0 Leeds 17 11/12/1909 – Leeds 19 Bradford 0 26/12/1904 – Leeds 3 Bradford 0 * Games were played in the Emergency League during the war, with teams playing 12-a-side Also, the first ever meeting between Leeds and Bradford at Headingley ended in a 0-0 draw on 14th December 1895.