• Leeds Rhinos
  • 8 - 30

  • Castleford Tigers
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 2 - 12
  • Castleford Tigers
16th May 2019 | KO 19:45 | Emerald Headingley Stadium | Super League

Season So Far

Metres Gained

17,003

Tackles Made
4,438
Missed Tackles
448
Penalties Conceded

100

Total Carries

2,242

Total Passes

2,630

Clean Breaks

98

Errors

147

Top Try Scorer
Ash Handley

12

Top Passer
Brad Dwyer

578

Top Metre Maker

1,498

Konrad Hurrell
Top Tackler

398

Trent Merrin

Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers, Thursday 16th May, kick off 7.45pm

Leeds Rhinos return to Emerald Headingley on Thursday night to face Castleford Tigers in the Betfred Super League. Both teams will be hoping for an upturn in fortunes after bitterly disappointing Challenge Cup exits this weekend.

Take Your Place In History

The £45m re-development finally draws to a close, bringing Emerald Headingley Stadium into the next generation with incredible new facilities for all fans to enjoy on match day for years to come. This match marks the official opening of the North Stand and this is your chance to take your place in history for a very special matchday. In years to come you’ll be able to say “I was there” for the first ever game to take place in front of the brand new North Stand.

Try Out The New Seats

This is your chance to try out the new North Stand before any other fans. With new, modern, comfortable seating with better legroom and uninterrupted views of the pitch, you can take your pick from some great seats in the North Stand still available to buy. There are also seats in the South Stand available to purchase. Seats start from £20 for juniors, from £25 for concessions and from £32 for adults.*

The Pre Match Show

We’ve got great pre match entertainment planned to build up the atmosphere before kick off. On pitch celebrations will begin an hour ahead of kick off with live music and a spectacular pre match show including giant flag displays, fireworks and pyros to welcome the teams onto the pitch.

Fans in all seated areas of the ground will receive a free commemorative flag on their seat to mark the historic occasion, whilst fans in seated areas can pick up their free souvenir flag around the ground before taking to the terraces.

The Derby

It’s game 2 of The Clash and the Tigers’ second visit to Emerald Headingley this year. We all remember how dramatic game 1 was earlier this year, with Brad Dwyer’s iconic golden point drop goal sealing the deal for Leeds, and as far as local derbies go it doesn’t get much bigger than Leeds v Cas. In recent years the rivalry between these two sides has flourished, and Castleford will certainly be looking for revenge next week.

Take your place in history and book your tickets now. As well as the North Stand and South Stand seats, standing tickets are available in the Tetley’s South Stand Terrace, Extentia Terrace or West Terrace for just £12 juniors, £16 concessions and £24 adults.*

Book your place in history and buy online at tickets.therhinos.co.uk, call us on 0371 423 1315 or buy in person at the Ticket Office at Emerald Headingley.

*Concessions = seniors 65 & over, students, disabled and under 21s on production of valid ID. Juniors = 16 & under. Advance prices valid until midnight the day before the game and prices increase by £3 on match day.

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Leeds Rhinos 8 Castleford Tigers 30

By Will Hopper

Leeds Rhinos were unable to replicate the heroics of their previous dramatic win against local rivals Castleford Tigers as they fell to a 30-8 defeat.

After a frantic start to the match, an early penalty to Leeds got them down the pitch but they were unable to capitalise on thegood field position after being stopped on the try line.

Castleford were not afraid to throw the ball around; moving the Leeds defence from side to side. However, Tui Loloheaensured that any dangerous kicks were dealt with and Leeds began to show some attacking flair of their own. After earninga penalty inside the Castleford ten metre line, The Rhinos went for the two points and Sutcliffe converted to score the opening points of the match.

Castleford responded with a try just two minutes later, much to the dislike of the Rhinos fans after a replay on the big screen appeared to show that Jesse Sene-Lafao had failed to ground the ball. Regardless, Peter Mata’utia added the extras to make the score 6-2 to the visitors.

Moments later, a high kick was knocked on by Sutcliffe and gave The Tigers a chance to score again but the Leeds defence stood strong and forced Castleford to hand over possession. The Rhinos then put themselves under even more pressure when Kallum Watkins was shown a yellow card after 25 minutes. The Tigers made their man advantage count as they crossed the try line on the very next set of six through GregEden on the overlap. The conversion was again successful by Mata’utia and that made it a ten-point deficit for Leeds.

The Rhinos had to do something to change the flow of the game and they cranked up their intensity, especially Ava Seumanufagai on his home debut as his explosive ball carries fired up the Emerald Headingley crowd.

There was a golden opportunity for Leeds to cut into the deficit just before halftime but unfortunately Matt Parcellfumbled Kallum Watkins’ pass that would have seen him clear through the goalposts.

It was another quick start from both sides in the second half as The Rhinos marched their way down the pitch but were unable to create any clear chances to score. Castleford on the other hand were able to successfully create a gap in the Leeds defence and cross the line to score their third try of the game. The try was Sene-Lafao’s second of the match and there was no controversy about this one. Mata’utai’s conversion was successful and that made the score 18-2.

Leeds almost answered immediately had it not been for some last ditch defending from Castleford. However, in the 53rdminute, Matt Parcell made up for his mistake in the first half with a brilliantly improvised team try for the home side. After keeping the ball alive numerous times on the fourth tackle, Seumanufagai was eventually brought down ten metres from the try line. Richie Myler picked the ball up and found Parcellon the inside to touch down between the sticks. Liam Sutcliffe added the extras to cut the gap to ten points.

Unfortunately for Leeds, two unanswered tries from James Clare and Jacob Trueman were both converted by Mata’utia to push the score to 30-8. That’s how things ended at Emerald Headingley Stadium with The Rhinos now having to wait until the Dacia Magic Weekend to get back to winning ways.