On this day – 23rd July

ON THIS DAY in 1999, Leeds Rhinos took on St Helens in a dramatic clash at Headingley.

Inside two minutes Adrian Morley was dismissed for retaliation on Saints forward Paul Davidson. Referee Russell Smith deemed that he had no option but to send the Rhinos forward off but took no action against Davidson.

The Rhinos were then forced onto the back foot by the Saints pack.
The Rhinos only try scorer was Daryl Powell with Harris adding four goals, in front of a crowd of 16,385.

The St Helens points came via a hat-trick for Chris Smith, one apiece for Nickle and Sullivan and four goals for Sean Long.

In 2004, Leeds Rhinos recorded one of their biggest ever wins of the Super League era when they defeated St Helens 70-0 at Headingley.

Danny McGuire equalled the Super League record for tries in a season as Leeds demolished Saints.

The stand-off celebrated a nine-minute hat-trick before half-time to equal the 28-try record set by Paul Newlove.

Winger Marcus Bai also claimed a hat-trick as the 12-try Rhinos became the first club to nil the shell-shocked Saints in Super League history.

Leeds skipper Kevin Sinfield missed only two of his 13 kicks at goal to finish with a tally of 22 points.

ON THIS DAY in 2005 Leeds enjoyed an impressive win at the Halliwell Jones Stadium as they defeated Warrington Wolves 46-22.

The visitors were without skipper Kevin Sinfield due to a dislocated thumb but they were not put off their stride as Chev Walker crossed for a double plus further tries from Matt Diskin, Rob Burrow, Keith Senior, Marcus Bai and Mark Calderwood.

ON THIS DAY in 1966, Great Britain played the third and deciding Test against Australia in Sydney in front of the a crowd of 63,503 spectators at Sydney Cricket Ground.

The tourists had won the first test and narrowly lost the second in a try less encounter in Brisbane a week earlier.

The Lions were forced to play nearly half the game with a man less when Cliff Watson was sent off early in the second half for kicking however they fought valiantly before losing out 19-14.

Included in the Great Britain team was Leeds winger Geoff Wrigglesworth whilst future Leeds stalwarts Alan Hardisty and Billy Ramsey were also in the team.