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Betfred Super League Semi final Friday 29th September kick off 7.45pm

22nd September 2017

By Phil Daly

Semi Final

Leeds Rhinos are eighty minutes away from a possible return to Old Trafford for the Betfred Super League Grand Final and will have a home semi final at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday 29th September kick off 7.45pm.

Tickets are now on general sale for next Friday’s clash with Ladbrokes Challenge Cup winners Hull FC at Headingley Carnegie.

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The table of prices is below and bookings are subject to a £1.50 booking fee when paying with credit / debit card over the phone or online – this excludes members who will not pay the booking fee for their own tickets or fans that purchase directly from the Leeds Rugby Store.

Members have had first chance to purchase tickets up until 5pm on Friday 22nd September and all remaining tickets are now on general sale. Members can still gain a discount when they purchase their ticket if they book before 5pm on Thursday 28th September whilst tickets remain available. Please note the capacity is restricted for this game with the South Stand closed so supporters are urged to buy soon to avoid disappointment.

Tickets for this match are available either over the phone on 0371 423 1315, online at www.therhinos.co.uk or by coming down to the Leeds Rugby Store at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. To gain access to the discounted prices online Rhinos 2017 Season Members and Rhinos 2017 Supporter Members must input their valid customer number which appears on their membership card. For a season member to book more than season member position on their order, they must add the other members onto the friends and family on their account.

To provide an additional opportunity for our Rhinos 2017 Season Members and Rhinos 2017 Supporter Members to purchase their tickets either by coming down to the Leeds Rugby or over the phone, we will be opening until 7pm on Thursday 21st September.

Rhinos 2017 Season Ticket Members, Rhinos 2017 Supporter & Opposition Team’s Members prices – valid until 5pm on Thursday 28th September

Area of Ground Adult (member) Concession*

(member)

Junior**

(member)

Carnegie Terrace, West Terrace £20 £13 £5
Paddock £23 £16 £5
Main Stand / Carnegie Wing Seats £27 £20 £5
Carnegie Centre Section Seats £30 £23 £5

General Match Ticket Prices

Area of Ground Adult

(general)

Concession*

(general)

Junior**

(general)

Carnegie Terrace, West Terrace £22 £15 £5
Paddock £25 £18 £5
Main Stand / Carnegie Wing Seats £29 £22 £5
Carnegie Centre Section Seats £32 £25 £5

*Concessions = Seniors aged 65 and over, students and Under 21s (Valid ID required), Disabled (ambulant and wheelchair***)
**Juniors aged 16 and under (ID required)
*** Disabled fans are entitled to a free carer ticket upon proof of carer allowance

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Leeds Rhinos 18 Hull FC 16

29th September 2017

By Phil Daly

A Liam Sutcliffe second half try and an incredible defensive effort took Leeds Rhinos back to the Betfred Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.

As the season entered the knock out stages, the two heavyweight contenders who want to challenge Castleford Tigers for the title went toe to toe at Headingley Carnegie. It was an emotional night already with Rob Burrow and Danny McGuire both making their final appearances in blue and amber at Headingley Carnegie.

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A late shot by Liam Watts on Danny McGuire seemed to fire up the home side and they soon came up with a sensational first try when Stevie Ward held off three would be tacklers before stretching out to put the ball down on the line. Referee Phil Bentham revered it to the video referee Robert Hicks as a ‘No Try’ but the replays showed Ward brilliantly kept his ball carrying arm off the floor before touching down. Kallum Watkins added the conversion to give his side the perfect lead.

Leeds were dominating possession and territory but could not find a way through some resolute Hull defence. Eventually it took a piece of magic from McGuire to create a gap as he ran at the line on the last tackle before producing a reverse pass to Anthony Mullally, who came charging onto the ball to score. Watkins was on target again to give his side a 12-0 after 19 minutes.

The Airlie Birds grew into the game after that and began to have more of the ball. McGuire was penalised for a high tackle on Mark Minichiello near half way and from the next set Gareth Ellis took a short pass from Danny Houghton to crash over against his former club. Marc Sneyd added the conversion to cut the hosts lead.

Leeds had to produce some remarkable defence to keep Hull out. A brilliant tackle by Kallum Watkins denied Albert Kelly a try when he held the Man of Steel nominee up over the line and then Joel Moon was alert when Chris Green tried to offload near the Rhinos line towards the end of the first half to keep it 12-6 at the break.

Hull maintained their momentum at the start of the second half and crossed for a second try within five minutes of the restart. Leeds had defended their line manfully but then Jake Connor was able to break clear and offloaded one handed to Mahe Fonua to score out wide. That made the kick difficult for Marc Sneyd and he pushed it wide to leave the Rhinos with a narrow 12-10 advantage.

The game then took a massive twist. The Rhinos thought they had scored following a rampaging run by Brad Singleton. Perhaps crucially referee Phil Bentham referred the decision as a ‘No Try’ and the video official could find no conclusive proof that the former Barrow Island junior had got the ball down and disallowed the score. Hull then went the full length of the field in their next set before Connor superbly knocked down Sneyd’s cross field kick into the hands of Manu for the forward to score. Sneyd added the conversion and Hull had the lead for the first time at 16-12.

The Rhinos came up with a response four minutes later when Liam Sutcliffe took Ryan Hall’s pass and ran at the Hull defence. Little seemed to be on initially but the centre’s ‘never say die’ attitude took him away and he held off the cover to score. Watkins then curled in a superb goal kick from near the touchline to edge his side back in front 18-16.

That set up a tense finale as both teams tried to strike the killer blow and eventually it was just the sheer will and determination of the Rhinos that got them home as they refused to buckle under immense pressure from Hull and booked their place back at Old Trafford.

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