Five Classic Super League Clashes vs Warrington Wolves
Ahead of our final match of the season against Warrington Wolves on Friday night, we take a look back at this fixture in years gone by.
Relive some of our favourite meetings against the Wire here….
1997 – Leeds Rhinos 50 Warrington Wolves 12
Leeds secured their first and biggest Super League win against Warrington at home in 1997. Having lost every game against the Wolves in 1996, two tries from Barrie McDermott and Francis Cummins helped Leeds to their ninth win of the season. Anthony Farrell, Iestyn Harris, Graham Holroyd, Martin St Hilaire and Paul Sterling were also on the scoresheet.
2003 – Leeds Rhinos 34 Warrington Wolves 26
A late Andrew Dunemann try helped the Rhinos secure a 34-26 win over the Wolves in 2003. After beating Warrington 30-20 at Headingley earlier in the season, this was a closer affair. Kevin Sinfield, Matt Diskin and Danny McGuire helped the home side to a 20-10 advantage before the visitors responded to lead 22-20. Francis Cummins and Dunemann eventually won it; Dunemann scoring three minutes from full time.
2009 – Leeds Rhinos 24 Warrington Wolves 22
When former Leeds coach Tony Smith returned to Emerald Headingley in 2009, a touchline conversion from Kevin Sinfield proved the difference. Two tries from Scott Donald plus other tries from Ryan Hall, Danny McGuire and Lee Smith was enough to edge the visitors 24-22 and stay in the battle for top of the league.
2015 – Leeds Rhinos 49 Warrington Wolves 10
After losing to the Wire twice in the regular season, the Rhinos put on a dominant 49-10 display in the Super 8s. Despite an early try by Warrington’s Kevin Penny, the league leaders showed their class; Zak Hardaker memorably scoring two tries of the season’s best tries. Kallum Watkins, Tom Briscoe, Joel Moon and Rob Burrow were among the seven different scorers as Leeds remained top of the league
2017 – Leeds Rhinos 40 Warrington Wolves 0
In 2017, the Rhinos bounced back from a defeat at the Dacia Magic Weekend to nil Warrington. A hat trick from Matt Parcell was a highlight of the game, with Liam Sutcliffe, Joel Moon, Rob Burrow and Jamie Jones-Buchanan also crossing for the Rhinos in a dominant 40-0 display.
Buy your tickets for Friday nights clash and help celebrate Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Jones-Buchanan’s final game at Emerald Headingley.