On this Day – 18th September

ON THIS DAY in 1998 Leeds beat Hull Sharks 38-18 at Headingley in Super League.

The Sharks played to their strengths and got off to a dream tstart with Alan Huntes early from a home handling error on their own ten metre line. Although not in their top gear, the Rhinos found the magic to conjure three tries from seemingly nothing to build an 18-6 interval lead. First Richie Blackmore produced a wonderful draw and pass to send Paul Sterling careering in at the corner and within a set of six tackles, Holroyd and Harris negotiated the dummy runners to send Adrain Morley romping clear from 35 metres out.

Anthony Farrell then plunged the dagger into the heart of the Hill defence and Paul Sterling claimed the resulting spoils out wide. Jamie Smith kicked a penalty for Hull and Gary Lester added a try.

Iestyn Harris then took centre stage ti turn the game after making a try saving tackle, he then scored four points to effectively win the game.

Hunte added second try for Hull but there was still time for the best home try of the night when Leroy Rivett delighted his growing army of fans when he twisted and pirouetted through the massed visitors ranks on a mesmerising run from wing to posts.

ON THIS DAY in 2016 Leeds Rhinos lost out 22-14 to Huddersfield Giants despite tries from Adam Cuthbertson, Tom Briscoe and Ash Handley in the second half for the visitors.

ON THIS DAY in 2011 Leeds made sure they overcame their first hurdle in the Engage Super League play offs when they defeated Richard Agar’s Hull FC side 42-10 at Headingley Carnegie.

Kevin Sinfield was one of seven different try-scorers for the home side while the England international also booted seven goals, giving him a personal haul of 18 points.

ON THIS DAY in 2009 the Rhinos booked a home Grand Final qualifier after beating Hull KR 44-8 at Headingley Carnegie.

Lee Smith and Ali Lauitiiti both crossed for two tries and Brent Webb, Jamie Peacock, Ryan Hall and Keith Senior added the rest.