On this Day – 13th February

v Halifax Sept 4th 1909 (H) won 11-8

On the 13th February in 2000 Leeds got their season off to a winning start with a 48-12 victory over Featherstone in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup.

ON THIS DAY in 1902 Leeds legend Fred Webster made his debut against Dewsbury. Fred Signed from Brotherton on the eve of his twentieth birthday in 1902 and became the first real stalwart and star at Headingley. A career that spanned eighteen seasons saw him total 543 appearances, still the second most in the club’s history, and captain the side with distinction. His greatest year was 1910 when he was a key member of the Leeds team that he captained to a win in the Northern Union Cup for the first time with a record breaking replay triumph over Hull, in which he scored a vital first half try. His eight tries in a match against Coventry in 1912 remains a jointly held club record. Despite a long career with a Leeds side that was considered to be one of the finest, he ended his career with just one trophy. He was though, part of club’s first Championship final team and reached the Yorkshire Cup final, only to be defeated on both occasions to Huddersfield.

ON THIS DAY  in 2000 Leeds got their season off to a winning start with a 48-12 victory over Featherstone in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup. Kevin Sinfield and Ryan Sheridan were on top form as the Rhinos played their first competitive game of the season, Sinfield scoring a brace and Sheridan scoring a hat trick. Daryl Powell and Iestyn Harris scored one each and Dave Barnhill touched down to record his first try for the club on his debut. Harris kicked the rest of the points for the Rhinos with 8 goals to see the side through to the next round if the Cup to face St Helens.

 

ON THIS DAY in 2009 Leeds played their second home game of the season and earned a 18-4 win over Wakefield but they were made to work hard for the two points by the Wildcats.

Leeds scored three tries through Ali Lauitiiti and Jamie Jones-Buchanan in the first half and Ian Kirke after the break whilst they held the visitors tryless. However, the match failed to spark into life with referee Steve Ganson the central figure at times with continual penalties against both sides.