Flashback: Five Top Super League Meetings vs Warrington Wolves
Ahead of Friday night’s match against Warrington Wolves here is a look back at some top Super League meetings against the Warrington.
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.
In 2000, a hat trick from Chev Walker helped Leeds edge Warrington 28-24 at Emerald Headingley. The Rhinos got off to the perfect start; Walker supporting a break from Kevin Sinfield to touch down before Keith Senior finished a great team move to score under the posts. Walker then scored either side of half time and Francis Cummins’ late break away effort was enough to take the two points for Leeds.
A late Scott Donald try stole the show when the two sides clashed in 2009. Ryan Hall, Danny McGuire, Lee Smith and Donald’s tries had been matched by Warrington, who led the game 22-18 with minutes to go; Mike Cooper scoring with five minutes to go. Donald had other ideas, taking a wide pass from Sinfield to touch down in the corner.
In 2012, young hooker Liam Hood’s late try kept Leeds fourth in the Super League table. Danny McGuire’s early try was built on by Zak Hardaker, who took an inside offload from Hall to score. The Wolves wouldn’t lie down though , Matty Blythe and Chris Hill levelling the scores. Kallum Watkins and Ben Westwood added tries for both sides at the start of the second half before Sinfield kicked a penalty goal to give the home side a two point advantage. Hood sealed the points 13 minutes from time, collecting a dropped ball from Richie Myler to win the game 26-18.
Leeds kept Warrington to nil for the first time in Super League in 2017. Hooker Matt Parcell was a stand out performer, scoring a hat trick to keep Leeds second in the table. Liam Sutcliffe, Joel Moon and Jamie Jones-Buchanan also crossed the whitewash before Rob Burrow capped off the 40-0 result with a trademark 75 metre try.
Don’t miss Jo Whiley at Emerald Headingley this Friday as the legendary radio DJ brings her 90’s Anthems Live DJ Set to our clash with Warrington Wolves.
Tickets are on sale now for the game starting from £24 for adults, £16 for concessions* and £12 for Juniors (16 & under) when purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased by calling 0371 423 1315, visiting the Ticket Office at Emerald Headingley or online at tickets.therhinos.co.uk.
Demand is expected to be high so fans are urged to purchase early to avoid disappointment.
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