On this day – 10th June
ON THIS DAY in 2005, Leeds Rhinos produced one of their most comprehensive performances of the season as they routed Wakefield Trinity 70-6 at Belle Vue.
The Rhinos and Ali Lauitiiti re-wrote the record book at Wakefield as they ran in 13 tries in the club’s biggest ever win in 238 encounters between the two sides with Lauitiiti crossing for five tries.
ON THIS DAY in 2016 Leeds took on Salford Red Devils at Emerald Headingley.
A first half try from Luke Briscoe and two second half penalties from Liam Sutcliffe helped lift the clouds at Headingley with a hard earned 8-0 victory.
The Rhinos returned to Headingley Carnegie a week after their narrow loss to Catalans Dragons desperate to end a seven game losing run in all competitions.
ON THIS DAY in 2017 Leeds travelled to Belle Vue to face Wakefield Trinity in Super League and came away with a narrow 18-16 win against Chris Chester side.
Two tries from Tom Briscoe and one each for Stevie Ward and Joel Moon helped secure an 18-16 win for the Rhinos.
ON THIS DAY in 1976, former Rhinos player Andrew Dunemann was born. Leeds first came across Andrew Dunemann when playing in the 1997 World Club Championship, the then scrum half outstanding as North Queensland Cowboys did the double over the Rhinos.
Graded at Gold Coast Chargers, he had a season at South Sydney post the Cowboys, joining Super League with Halifax in 1999, scoring 78 points in 74 appearances prior to signing for Leeds. Missing the 2004 Grand Final, he played at hooker as the Rhinos won the World Club Challenge the following season and also appeared in the 2005 Challenge Cup and Grand Finals. Transferred to Salford for a season, he finished his career with two games for Canberra in 2007 before moving in to the coaching ranks initially with Northern Pride in the QRL, taking them to their maiden Grand Final in 1999.
An assistant with Newcastle under Rick Stone, he took over Canberra’s U20s and led them to the season decider and, when David Furner was sacked at the Raiders in late 2013, he held the reins for three games in the capital until Ricky Stuart took over.
He has also worked with the NRL referees but now works in his other passion, horse racing.