More games in full for you to enjoy this week
Throughout the coronavirus lockdown, we will continue to give you two games in full each day for you to enjoy from our archives. Here’s what we have in store this week including some fantastic Super League action that happen this week in years gone by and a Challenge Cup Final and Grand Final to enjoy this weekend.
Monday 1st June
Leeds Rhinos v Oldham Bears 1997
Leeds Rhinos took on Oldham Bears in the opening game of the 1997 Super League season in the first Super League game as the Rhinos with a certain mascot making his debut appearance at Headingley!
Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves 2007
Leeds Rhinos took on Warrington Wolves to kick off June in the 2007 Super League season at Headingley.
Tuesday 2nd June
Leeds Rhinos v Leigh Centurions 2005
Leeds Rhinos took on Leigh Centurions at Headingley a week after the two sides had met at Hilton Park.
Halifax Blue Sox v Leeds Rhinos 2003
The Rhinos travelled to the New Shay to face Halifax Blue Sox in March 2003 in the Super League.
Wednesday 3rd June
Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers 2001
Leeds Rhinos welcomed Castleford Tigers to Headingley in April 2001 as new Head Coach Daryl Powell went in search of his first win as Leeds Head Coach in his second game in charge.
Harlequins RL v Leeds Rhinos 2006
Tony Smith’s Leeds Rhinos side travelled to the capital in the early stages of the 2006 season to face Brian McDermott’s Quins outfit as the visitors looked to keep up their good early season form.
Thursday 4th June
Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos 1999
Leeds Rhinos travelled to the McAlpine Stadium to face Huddersfield Giants in April 1999 in the final game before the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley with Graham Murray’s side looking for a morale boosting win before they headed down to the capital.
Leeds Rhinos v Wakefield Trinity 2010
In June 2010, Leeds welcomed Wakefield Trinity Wildcats to Headingley in Super League action, the two sides had some great battles throughout the 2010 campaign and this was no different.
Friday 5th June
Swinton v Leeds Challenge Cup 1996
Leeds made the trip to Gigg Lane in Bury to face Swinton in the Challenge Cup in 1996 with straw being taken off the pitch before the game to make sure the freezing February temperatures did not prevent the game going ahead.
Leeds Rhinos v St Helens 2009
Leeds and St Helens battled out a classic encounter at Headingley as both teams fought to win the League Leaders Shield in one of the toughest games in Super League history.
Saturday 6th June
Leeds v Hull FC June 2008
Leeds Rhinos overcame a major scare to maintain their six point lead at the top of the table to beat Hull FC. The Rhinos trailed 18-0 midway through the first half but fought back with a sensational display of attacking rugby to win 38-22 including a wonderful solo effort by Scott Donald.
Leeds Rhinos v Hull KR Challenge Cup Final 2015
Leeds returned to Wembley to face Hull KR as they looked to retain the trophy they had won just twelve months earlier. The game would be the first leg of the historic Treble chasing story.
Sunday 7th June
Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers 2003
In 2003 the Rhinos took on Castleford and with a win moved four points clear at the head of the Tetley’s Super League table with a 39-26 defeat of their local rivals.
Leeds Rhinos v Bradford Bulls Super League Grand Final 2004
Leeds Rhinos were aiming to lift their first ever Super League title and the club’s first Championship for 32 years as they took on their biggest rivals, Bradford Bulls at Old Trafford.