England Academy set of historic series decider

A first half try from Rhinos star Harry Newman set England Academy on their way to an opening Test win against the Australian Schoolboys at Leigh on Saturday to set up a series decider against the tourists next Friday at Emerald Headingley, kick off 7.30pm with admission free for juniors.

Harry Smith scored ten of England’s 14 points in a Man of the Match performance as Dave Elliot’s men secured a 14-8 win over the Australian Schoolboys at Leigh Sports Village.

Newman opened the scoring with an effort from the ruck, Smith converting, before the Wigan halfback got over himself – chasing his own kick to touch down after an Australian error.

England led 12-0 at half time and Smith added a penalty soon after the restart to make it 14-0.

Though Australia struck back with unconverted tries from Stephen Crichton and Timanu Alexander, England held on to make it ‘1-0’ ahead of Friday’s second test at Emerald Headingley.

The tourists return to these shores for the first time since 2014 and in recent years these games have been fantastic contests. Tickets are just £5 for Adults, Seniors 65 & over, Students, Under 21s and Disabled* and free for Juniors 16 & under.
*Disabled supporters are entitled to a free carer upon production of proof of carer allowance. Wheelchair areas are unreserved for this match. You can book your ticket now at tickets.therhinos.co.uk

The Carnegie Terrace, South Stand terrace and seats will all be open for this game and fans will also be able to pay on the night for entry. Car Parking will be available for supporters in Car Park F priced £5 per car and available on a first come, first served basis (blue badge holders free).

The new South Stand bar will be open on the night as well as food concessions around the stadium.