On this Day – 13th August

ON THIS DAY in 1999, Leeds Rhinos suffered a narrow one point defeat to Halifax at the Shay with former Rhino Graham Holroyd coming back to haunt Graham Murray’s side.

After a slow start by Leeds, which saw Paul Rowley give Halifax the lead with a drop goal, the Rhinos sprung into life with tries by McDermott and Cummins.

Adrian Morley was the creator for the first when feeding McDermott who powered his way over before Cummins latched on to a Harris grubber kick to score the second.

Iestyn Harris converted the kicks to put the Rhinos firmly in control.
Halifax hit back and a try by Graham Holroyd, which was converted by the former Leeds man, put the home side back in it.

Leeds scored a crucial try just before the break when Brad Godden set up Paul Sterling. Harris converted and Leeds went in at the interval with a commanding 18-9 lead.

After the break Halifax closed the gap when Pinkney went over in the corner but Holroyd failed to make the conversion. Holroyd soon made amends when he kicked a penalty after Lee Jackson was punished for dissent.

Halifax completed an amazing comeback when Gibson ran over another with Holroyd converting the kick.

ON THIS DAY in 2000, the Rhinos secured a 20-12 win over Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants at Headingley.

Waisale Sovatabua opened the scoring for the visitors before Leeds hit back in the remainder of the first half to 14-6 at half time.

Two quick tries from Richie Blackmore and Dave Barnhill put the Rhinos in front before Keith Senior crossed just ahead of half time.

Graham MacKay crossed for a try midway through the second half and there was a late consolation in the final minutes for the Giants from winger Danny Arnold.

ON THIS DAY in 2005 the Rhinos took on London Broncos at Headingley and ran out convincing 44-24 winners.

ON THIS DAY in 2010 the Rhinos travelled to Castleford Tigers in Super League and secured a well earned 38-6 victory.

After losing out to the Tigers at home earlier in the season, the Rhinos were looking to avoid a first league double reverse against Castleford since the 1983-84 season.

Chris Clarkson opened the scoring before Ali Lauitiiti, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow and Scott Donald crossed for tries and Ryan Hall registered a double.