On this Day – 11th July
On this day in 1997 Leeds travelled to the Wilderspool and were 23-16 winners against Warrington Wolves. On the score sheet that day was Wayne Collins, Phil Hassan and Ryan Sheridan, all of whom ran in tries to help the Rhinos to their third straight victory. Iestyn Harris and Graham Holroyd also added further points, Harris scoring 4 goals and Holroyd with a drop goal.
On this day in 2008, Brian McClennan’s Leeds Rhinos side were looking to bounce back from a narrow one point defeat at Wigan the previous week when they welcomed Huddersfield Giants to Headingley.
Jamie Jones-Buchanan scored the opening try and created two others to put the home side in control.
Scott Donald and Danny McGuire crossed before the interval and the Rhinos then scored three more tries within 12 minutes of the re-start.
McGuire, with his second, Brent Webb, Ryan Hall (2) and Keith Senior crossed for the home side to seal the win.
In 2014, the Rhinos welcomed Hull Kingston Rovers to Headingley on this day.
The game was a red letter day for Rob Burrow as his two tries took him into eighth spot in the all time Super League all-time leading try scorer.
After no score in the first half, Burrow went over to equal Pat Richards’ impressive tally and he wrapped the game up with his 148th all-time try.
Liam Sutcliffe, Carl Ablett and Danny McGuire also went over for the hosts, with Josh Hodgson replying for Hull KR.
Burrow then added his second try, with Kevin Sinfield kicking his fifth goal from five attempts.
On this day in 1970 Great Britain were in Auckland for the first game in the Test Series against New Zealand. Great Britain won the game 19-15 in front of a 15,948 crowd. It was Great Britain’s fourth consecutive victory over the New Zealanders and five Leeds men made up part of the team. Mick Shoebottom who gained his fifth cap, Alan Smith who won his third cap, having made his debut earlier in the year, Syd Hynes who also gained his third cap, John Atkinson who collected his sixth and Barry Seabourne who claimed his only cap for Great Britain. Syd Hynes scored a try and 3 goals and John Atkinson added another – his fourth try for Great Britain.