On this Day – 5th July
On this day in 1958 the Great Britain team played the second Test against Australia. The side, who had lost the previous encounter 25-8, took revenge on the Australians with a 25-18 victory in front of a 32,965 crowd in Brisbane. The team was coached by former Leeds great Jim Brough, who became the first coach ever appointed to a Great Britain touring team and the side became one of the most successful ever – becoming the only touring side to score over 1000 points, and much credit was paid for this to Brough’s attacking awareness.
On this day in 2013, Leeds travelled to Warrington Wolves in Super League action in a tight affair.
A last-minute drop-goal from Lee Briers gave Warrington a dramatic victory over champions Leeds.
The injury-hit Rhinos led with Ryan Hall’s brace and further tries from Liam Sutcliffe and Zak Hardaker.
Micky Higham, Stefan Ratchford and Brett Hodgson responded for Warrington.
With time running out and the scores level at 18-18, Briers held his nerve to earn a sixth straight Super League win for Tony Smith’s Wire.
In 2019, Leeds produced one of the best performances of the season to record an impressive win at Castleford with Rhyse Martin making his debut for the visitors.
Tries from Trent Merrin, Jack Walker and Rob Lui helped seal a well deserved victory for Leeds.