On this Day – 29th July

ON THIS DAY in 2001 Leeds Rhinos were on the road to play a struggling Hudersfield Giants side in Super League. Leeds had lost their past two games at the hands of St Helens and Bradford Bulls and needed a win to keep them in contention of a play off position. Huddersfield, who were then coached by Tony Smith at the time, also needed a win to avoid relegation, having won just two games in the season. Tonie Caroll though proved inspirational for the Rhinos that day and scored a hat trick that ensured Leeds went home the victors. The other scorers that day for the Rhinos were Iestyn Harris who scored a goal, Kevin Sinfield who scored a try and 3 goals and Andy Hay and Brett Mullins who added a try apiece, bringing the final score to 32-26 to Leeds.

ON THIS DAY in 2011, Leeds travelled to the Willows to take on Salford City Reds and ran in five tries to record a hard earned victory.

The game proved another landmark occasion for Kevin Sinfield as his ten points haul took him clear of Paul Deacon as the leading points scorer of the Super League era.

ON THIS DAY in 2017, Leeds endured a tough day as they were knocked out of the Challenge Cup at the semi final stage, losing 43-24 to Hull FC at Doncaster.

ON THIS DAY in 1950 the British Lions were in Christchurch for their first Test game against New Zealand. It was the first time Great Britain had travelled to New Zealand since before the war. In the side that day was Leeds stand off Dicky Williams. The Welsh international collected his fifth cap in the game and also scored his second Test try for the side. Despite Williams try however the British side were unable to claim a win and lost 10-16 in front of 10,000 crowd. Williams went onto make 12 appearances for the Lions and captained them for their 1954 tour.