On this Day – 2nd October
ON THIS DAY in 2004 there was bitter disappointment for the Rhinos as they lost out to Bradford Bulls 26-12 at Headingley.
The Rhinos finished nine points clear of their arch rivals at the end of the regular season and beat them in all three previous meetings but the Bulls became the first team to book their place at Old Trafford.
ON THIS DAY in 2015 Leeds booked their place on the Super League Grand Final after an epic 20-13 victory over St Helens at Headingley Carnegie.
Leeds Rhinos and St Helens have never failed to deliver classic play off encounters down the years and, with Wigan already booked in at Old Trafford, this clash was set up brilliantly to be another chapter in this fascinating tale.
The game was given extra significance by the fact it would be Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai’s final Super League appearance at Headingley Carnegie.