On this Day – 19th February
On the 19th February in 1966 Leeds defeated their Yorkshire rivals Keighley in the league, in 1989 the Loiners were defeated away at Wigan and in 2000 Harry Newman was born.
ON THIS DAY in 1966 Leeds recorded their sixth consecutive victory in a row with a 12-0 win over Keighley. Leeds had already defeated their Yorkshire rivals earlier in the season 10-2 and in this game thanks to Dick Gemmell and Ronnie Cowan who both scored a try each and Bev Risman who landed three goals the Loiners were able to claim a second victory.
ON THIS DAY in 1989 Leeds played Wigan in the league for the second time that season. In the first game at Headingley, Garry Schofield had inspired the Loiners to a 22-4 win with four tries but in this return match Leeds were unable to achieve a second victory, losing their sixth league game of the season. Cliff Lyons and John Bentley were the try scorers for Leeds but the team were unable to add any more points and lost 16-8.
ON THIS DAY in 2000 Leeds player Harry Newman was born. Huddersfield born, Harry joined the Rhinos Scholarship in 2014. He is a former pupil at Holmfirth High School and played for Newsome Panthers. He made his debut during the 2017 season against Wigan and was rewarded with more game time in 2018.
He was named the club’s Shooting Star at the 2019 end of season awards and Super League’s Young Player of the Year in 2020.
ON THIS DAY in 2010 the Rhinos were grateful to two tries from Keith Senior and one each from Brent Webb and Ian Kirke to see off a determined Salford side.
The 22-10 result was only finally decided in the last second when a great break by Greg Eastwood was finished off by Ian Kirke to give the scoreline a gloss for the home side.