On this Day – 5th August

ON THIS DAY in 1979 Great Britain played in their second Test against New Zealand that year. In the first Test Great Britain had won 16-8 and on this occasion were once again the victors with a 22-7 win. John Holmes was in the side collecting his 17th cap and played alongside David Ward who was making his 8th appearance for Great Britain.

ON THIS DAY in 2007, Leeds fought back from trailing at half time to defeat Harlequins 54-20 at the Stoop. Quins totally dominated the first 40 minutes, stretching to a 16-6 half-time lead courtesy of tries from Paul Sykes, Scott Hill and Mark McLinden.

Brent Webb crossed on 48 minutes for Leeds, and Harlequins wilted in the summer heat at the Twickenham Stoop. Webb rounded off the demolition in the final minute with Leeds’ ninth try.

ON THIS DAY in 2012, the Rhinos secured a dramatic win at Hull KR in Super League.

Kevin Sinfield kicked a late drop goal to give his side a hard-fought victory against Hull KR at Craven Park.

Graeme Horne gave Rovers an early lead before Danny McGuire levelled, but further tries from Josh Hodgson and Dobson sent the Robins 18-6 clear. Tries from Ryan Hall, McGuire and Carl Ablett put Leeds ahead before Louis Sheriff restored Rovers’ lead.

Sinfield then kicked a penalty before his single-pointer secured the win.

ON THIS DAY in 2018, Leeds suffered a heavy 48-12 defeat to Warrington Wolves in the Challenge Cup semi final at Bolton.

ON THIS DAY in 1991 Leeds Rhinos centre Konrad Hurrell was born in Tofoa in Tonga. The centre joined the Rhinos from Gold Coast Titans in 2019 and has been a fans favourite ever since.