• Leeds Rhinos
  • 34 - 20

  • Castleford Tigers
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 06 - 10
  • Castleford Tigers
9th July 2022 | KO 19:00 | St James' Park | Betfred Super League

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Rhinos 2022 Season, Flexi and Supporter Members will receive 50% off their own Magic Weekend ticket with members discount available now until midnight on Friday 1st July 2022 when you purchase your tickets direct from the Rhinos.

To purchase tickets with members discount fans must provide their member card customer number at time of purchase at Leeds Rhinos – if there is more than one member within the order then fans must provide all the customer numbers. The discount will automatically apply in the basket before checkout.

If wheelchair disabled supporters require tickets then they can only purchase them from the RFL and the member discount will be honoured – the number for the RFL is 0844 856 1113 or email [email protected].

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS

In a change to previous years, Super League have extended their early bird non-members discounts to Leeds Rhinos to offer to fans when purchasing from the club. These discounts cannot be used on top of members 50% discount however, they can be used in the same order against non-members tickets.

FLASH OFFER 

To celebrate tickets going on sale for the Dacia Magic Weekend, we are offering fans an additional offer until midnight on Sunday 12th December.

Enter promo code FLASHMAGIC22 in the checkout page of tickets.therhinos.co.uk to receive weekend priced tickets* for the price of a day ticket.

This offer can not be used alongside any other offer.

*Excludes Platinum Club day and weekend tickets.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

We are selling an option of either daily tickets (Saturday only) and weekend tickets for this event. Please note we do not sell Sunday only tickets:

  • PLATINUM CLUB* – Reserved seating – Limited Availability – Milburn Stand (starting allocation in block L2E)
  • CAT 1 – Reserved Seating – Milburn Stand (starting allocation in L1G for Saturday only tickets and LL2E for full weekend tickets)
  • CAT 2 – Unreserved Seating – Along the Side – East Stand
  • CAT 3 – Unreserved Seating – Behind the Posts – Leazes Stand

*Discounts do not apply for Platinum Club day or weekend tickets.

Tickets in reserved seating areas will be allocated in chronological order in a first come first served basis, you are unable to pick your seats for this fixture at time of placing your order.

Please note we will not be distributing match tickets until closer to the date of the fixture when we have received these from Super League / RFL. We are hoping this will be no later than 4 weeks before the event.

FIXTURES

Saturday 9th July

  • Wakefield Trinity v Toulouse Olympique – 2:30pm
  • St Helens v Wigan Warriors – 4:45pm
  • Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers – 7pm

Sunday 10th July

  • Huddersfield Giants v Salford Red Devils – 1pm
  • Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves – 3:15pm
  • Hull KR v Hull FC – 5:30pm

MAGIC WEEKEND TRAVEL – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Travel is available as follows for the Dacia Magic Weekend:

  • Same day return on both days, to watch all six games is only £35 per person!
  • For all 3 games on the Saturday only, including Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers match, same day return is priced at £20.

Coach travel departure as it stands will be from Car Park F at Headingley Stadium on Saturday 9th July at 9:30am and on Sunday 10th July at 8am. On both days coaches will leave approximately 45 minutes after the final whistle of the last match of the day. Any changes will be communicated to travellers ahead of the event.

HOW TO BUY

Full price and discounted tickets for both the day and weekend and coach travel can be purchased via the following methods:

Online – tickets.therhinos.co.uk

Over the phone – 0371 423 1315 (Monday to Friday, 10:30am to 3:30pm excluding Bank Holiday Mondays)

Please be aware in person sales from Leeds Rhinos Ticket Office at Headingley Stadium are currently unavailable.

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Leeds Rhinos 34 Castleford Tigers 20

SL.MAGIC. Rhinos v Tigers. Sat9thJuly2022. © MATTHEW MERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY (1)

A brilliant five-try second half performance saw Leeds Rhinos beat Castleford Tigers at Magic Weekend for the first time as Rohan Smith’s side walked out 34-20 victors at Newcastle’s St James’ Park.

Prior to kick off the Rhinos lost half back Blake Austin to a calf injury, forcing head coach Smith to select youngster Corey Johnson in his place. Kruise Leeming had also been ruled out earlier in the week so Ash Handley captained the Rhinos and Jarrod O’Connor started at hooker. Cam Smith also started at loose forward in the third and final change from the side that started in last week’s dominant win over Hull FC. Brad Dwyer was a welcomed arrival back on the bench along with James Donaldson, Sam Walters and Morgan Gannon.

Wearing limited edition shirts dedicated to Leeds legend Rob Burrow and his continued fight with MND, both teams came out of the traps early to try and dominate the ball. The Tigers had the first real opportunity for points after Jake Mamo managed to steal the ball one on one with Rhyse Martin. Reaching the last tackle, Richardson’s high kick ricocheted back off Handley into the arms of the Castleford half back but Aidan Sezer was there to push him over the sideline.

Although they remained under the pump for the opening ten minutes, Leeds turned the tide to score the first try of the game on twelve minutes. Keeping the ball alive in the Tigers’ half, an offload from Cam Smith saw Jarrod O’Connor release Richie Myler through the middle of the field and as they continued to build pressure with a repeat set, youngster O’Connor produced a flat pass to send Matt Prior over for his fourth try of the season.

Soon after, Mamo locked up the score as Castleford fought back. Quick passes from Evalds and Mamo released Bureta Faraimo down the sideline but as Leeds’ defence came across, the winger decided to kick back infield for Mamo to ground the ball. Although the decision was handed up to the video referee, the try was shown the green light.

The half continued to swing as Leeds and Castleford both attempted to get a second try of the game. Martin fended away from try scorer Mamo to break away downfield, but he had to surrender to the challenge of Evalds as he had no support. Even though the Rhinos did force a drop out, on their second consecutive set O’Connor couldn’t push his way through the Castleford line for what would have been a great individual score. Then Castleford were handed an opportunity when Richardson intercepted substitute James Donaldson’s pass to break away. Passing the ball on to Mamo, it looked like a certain try for the black and amber’s but the centre dropped the ball under pressure from Leeds captain Handley.

As the half came to a close, it was the Tigers that finally managed to get their noses in front. Following on from Mamo’s break, the Rhinos gave away a penalty for a head high tackle by Corey Johnson. Castleford sensed an opportunity and spread the ball nicely across the field for Mamo, who couldn’t break through the challenge of Sutcliffe and Myler, but on the next play Faraimo powered his way over out of acting half to ground the ball. Richardson couldn’t add the extras, sending the teams into half time with the Tigers leading 10-6.

 

If fans thought that the first half was tight, fast and entertaining, Leeds turned the game up to eleven in the second half by scoring five thrilling tries.

Handley started the scoring off after only five minutes of the new half as the winger got his 100th try for the club. A knock on by Eden let Leeds move in sight of the try line and after Martin almost bulldozed his way over the line, two plays later Sezer found Sutcliffe in space and the centre produced a well timed pass to put his wing partner over in the corner.

Like Hull the week before, the Tigers couldn’t stop the pressure that the Rhinos exerted on them following the break. Errors didn’t aid Lee Radford’s side either as a kick on the last from Richardson saw the referee pull the play back for the kick-chase being offside. Pushing ahead in search of points, nothing looked on as Leeds reached the last tackle but Sezer wowed the Newcastle crowd as he stepped into a gaping hole in the Tigers’ defence and beat Evalds and Westerman to get the ball down for a superb solo try.

Mamo could have got his second try of the game as Castleford had their best chance of the half – the centre losing Richardson’s kick in the air – and the mistake was pounced upon again by Leeds; Sutcliffe dancing round the Tiger’s defence and then kicking ahead for Myler to touch down for the Rhinos’ third try in twelve minutes.

Five minutes later, the Rhinos cashed in again with James Bentley getting his fourth try of the season; man of the match Smith providing a perfect flat pass for the back rower to score untouched. Then Sutcliffe, who had assisted in both Handley and Myler’s tries in the half, earned a try of his own. A dart by substitute Dwyer saw the hooker cause chaos in front of a fracture Castleford defence and with Smith, Myler and Sezer all singing off the same hymn sheet, the trio gave the centre enough time to pick his spot and put his head down for the try line. Martin converted to extend the Rhinos’ lead to 24 points.

As the match came to a close, Faraimo grabbed a second try of the game following the Tigers’ short kick off, but there was one last piece of magic from Leeds. With a scrum on Castleford’s ten metre line, the Rhinos looked as though they could add another try to the scoresheet but Dwyer’s pass was intercepted by Eden who looked to have scored a certain try. What he didn’t see was Handley racing across the field as the Leeds captain once again produced a miracle tackle and forced the error from the Castleford man.

A head high tackle from Sezer on Richardson saw the Leeds half back head to the changing rooms early as referee Ben Thaler showed him a yellow card, and off the back of it Fonua took advantage of the extra man to go over the try line. Nevertheless as the final whistle sounded the Rhinos could celebrate a third consecutive Magic Weekend win, their first against the Tigers in 2022, and a strong performance in front of the main man, Rob Burrow.