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15th August 2019 | KO 19:45 | Emerald Headingley Stadium | Super League

Season So Far

Metres Gained

38,544

Tackles Made
9,728
Missed Tackles
1,027
Penalties Conceded

223

Total Carries

5,155

Total Passes

5,378

Clean Breaks

211

Errors

346

Top Try Scorer
Ash Handley

22

Top Passer
Brad Dwyer

1,470

Top Metre Maker

3,248

Ash Handley
Top Tackler

902

Trent Merrin

Leeds Rhinos v St Helens Match Day Information

Leeds Rhinos host top-of-the-table St Helens at Emerald Headingley Stadium this Thursday 15th August, kick off 7.45pm. Turnstiles open at 5.15pm with loads of great entertainment on offer before the main game, so come down early make the most of your Friday night. Here’s everything that’s taking place this week and all the match day information you need…

Making Space For Samaritans

Our main club sponsor, Leeds Building Society, is donating their shirt sponsorship this week to Samaritans. The unique kit featuring Samaritans’ logo will be worn for one game only this Thursday, putting mental wellbeing front and centre and raising awareness of the Society’s partnership with the charity. Leeds Building Society’s sponsorship gift forms part of its two-year partnership with Samaritans to raise £250,000 to enhance the technology available to volunteers across the charity’s branches. In the 80 minutes the teams will be out on the pitch, Samaritans volunteers will respond to more than 800 calls for help.

Samaritans volunteers will be joining us on match day to chat to fans – visit the stall in front of the St Michael’s Lane turnstiles to find out more and please give generously to bucket collectors around the ground to support the vital work they do.

How Much Are Match Tickets?

Purchase seats in the new North Stand or South Stand for fantastic views of the pitch or choose seats behind the posts in the Extentia Stand. Seats start from £20 juniors, £24 concessions and from £30 adults*.

If you prefer the atmosphere in the terraces, standing tickets are available in the Tetley’s South Stand Terrace, Extentia Terrace or West Terrace priced just £12 for juniors, £16 for concessions and £24 for adults if you book before midnight on Wednesday, as you’ll save £3 on match day prices if you buy in advance.

Book online at tickets.therhinos.co.uk, call us on 0371 423 1315 or buy in person from the Ticket Office at Emerald Headingley. Remember if you buy online you can use the free “print at home” option to save the £1.50 booking fee.

Academy Action

Leeds Rhinos U19s are in action at Emerald Headingley again this week and will face St Helens U19s, kick off 5.30pm. Entry to the curtain raiser is included with your ticket to the main game. Fans who wish to attend the U19s curtain raiser match ONLY can pay a deposit at the Ticket Office equivalent to the match day ticket price and can return to the Ticket Office prior to kick off for the main game to reclaim the deposit.

Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Grand Raffle Draw

It’s the Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s annual Grand Raffle Draw this week – buy your raffle tickets for just £1 from sellers around the ground before kick off and you will be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes when the draw takes place on the pitch at half time draw.

As well as first prize is a Jacuzzi®Hot Tub, there are loads more great prizes up for grabs including a weekend stay for two in Whitby, courtesy of Whitby Holiday Cottages, a VIP Experience at the luxurious Rudding Park Hotel & Spa in Harrogate, a range of products from Slingsby Gin, Tropical World ‘Golden Tickets’ and two-day passes for Flamingo Land Theme Park!

Match Day Entertainment

Visit the Kids Zone, located underneath the Long Bar, for the perfect place to entertain young Rhinos fans in a safe environment upon arrival at Emerald Headingley Stadium. Young fans can look forward to a whole host of free activities and entertainment in the Kids Zone including free face painting, balloon twisting, a visit from Ronnie the Rhino and Leeds Rhinos players! Find the Kids Zone in the cricket nets in the cricket East Stand; the entrance is located near the St Michael’s Lane turnstiles.

There will be live music performances on the pitch before kick off from local singer Beth McCarthy and a special performance on the pitch from the Leeds Gymnastics Club at half time.

As always, there will be match analysis in the South Stand concourse, including post match interviews with Leeds Rhinos Academy players this week following the curtain raiser. Enjoy pre match entertainment in the South Stand concourse before the main game kicks off as well as half time analysis.

Everyone’sfavourite mascot, Ronnie the Rhino, will be meeting and greeting fans all evening and up to his usual antics and there will be live music to enjoy from buskers around the ground. Plus, look out for the human statue as well as music from the one-man-band performing around the South Stand!

Clearance Sale

Head to the Club Shop to pick up a bargain or two from the Leeds Rhinos 2019 Clearance Sale. There’s up to 75% off selected lines including shirts at 1/2 price and training gear from only a tenner! The Club Shop will be open before, during and after the match so nip in to grab a deal. Don’t forget you can customise your shirt instore and online for just £7 for a name or number.

With our great deals across men’s, women’s and kids’ ranges you can grab a deal for the whole family. Our sale accessories start from just £1 and with beanies, scarves, caps, Ronnie’s and gifts galore there’s sure to be something for everyone. Why not kit yourself and the family out with match day winter warmers ahead of the new season?

If you can’t make the game on Thursday then shop in store during the week as we’re open 9am until 5pm, Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Saturday. If you can’t get to the store, shop online 24/7 at store.leedsrugby.com and remember if you spend £50 or more your delivery is absolutely free.

Sensory Nook Supporting SEN Fans

There is nothing we love more than the bustle and excitement of match days and the roar of Rhinos supporters cheering our team on. We do recognise however that for some fans with special needs such as Autism this can be a challenging experience. So fans can now find Sensory Nook, a relaxing mobile pod, in the Extentia Café Bar on game day. Designed to reduce sensory overload within busy areas and calm and lower anxiety, Sensory Nook reduces noise levels to more tolerable levels and has a selection of sensory equipment to ensure occupants remain part of the experience but in a more manageable space.  We hope it will help our fans with disabilities, and their family and friends who support them, to attend and fully enjoy match days on equal terms with everyone else.

Get Your Copy Of Blue & Amber

Make sure you get your hands on this week’s edition of Blue & Amber for all the latest club news and player content. The programme is still just £3 and available from sellers around the ground including the ISC Retail unit in the South Stand (cash only) and also the Club Shop and Ticket Office (cash and card payments).

Super Fast WiFi

Super-fast free WiFi is available for all fans on match day! Just join the ‘FREE-Public’ network to get started. Snap and share your match day on us!

Have a Look Around The Concourses

All fans are welcome to look around the North Stand and South Stand concourses on match day – even if you don’t have a valid ticket for that stand. Enter the concourses to enjoy pre match entertainment, refreshments and check out the amazing new facilities. Tickets will be checked on entry through the vomitories to the stands, so please note that there is no access to the seats (North or South Stand) or to the South Stand Terrace without a valid match ticket for that area.

Our Blue & Amber South Stand Bricks

Check out the first installation of the Our Blue & Amber wall at the South Stand with some fantastic fan memories & dedications on display outside the South Stand. There’s still time to make your mark and buy a brick. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone special, set it in stone and buy a heritage stone ahead of the next installation. Visit ourblueandamber.co.uk to get yours and find out more.

Fancy A Pint?

Enjoy a pint on match day with our reusable cups. Available on all bars in the stadium (with the exception of the Long Bar), the cups are just £1 deposit and there are 3 heritage designs, featuring images of ex-players and club legends through the years, as well as classic Rhinos blue and amber designs. At the end of the night, keep your cup as a souvenir or return it to the bar to claim your deposit! Fans can also stick around after the match and enjoy discounts of up to £1 off all draught products in the South Stand concourse bars. All our bars accept cash, credit/debit card, contactless payment and apple/android pay.

Please note that the Long Bar is open for all fans pre match but is open exclusively for Gold Members at full time.

Can I Pay On The Day?

Tickets are selling well for Thursday’s game but if you buy before midnight on Wednesday you’ll be able to guarantee your place at the cheapest price, saving £3 on match day prices.

If you miss the advance ticket deadline you can come along on match day & pay cash on the day at the St Michael’s Lane or Kirkstall Lane turnstiles for standing entry to the Extentia Terrace or West Terrace. Please note there are no cash turnstiles at the South Stand. If you’d like to purchase any available seating or standing tickets in the South Stand on game day you can do so from the Ticket Office on St Michael’s Lane (entrance is street side) right up until kick off (subject to availability).

Finally, if you are already in the ground and fancy upgrading your ticket to any available seating, you can do so at the Ticket Office transfer windows once you are inside the ground.

North Stand Access Information

If you have a Season Membership or valid match ticket in the North Stand, you can access the ground via the St Michael’s Lane Turnstiles (Gate B) or Kirkstall Lane Turnstiles (Gate G). Please note you cannot use the South Stand Turnstiles (Gate E).

To access the North Stand, you will enter the stand at ground floor level (at either end) and go underneath the stand which is the main access route in and out of the stand. There are two staircases in the centre and a lift at each end of the ground floor to access the first-floor concourse. Please note there is no longer access across the front of the North Stand.

All bars and toilets for supporters are situated on the first floor and you will access the seated area from this concourse – directional signage with a range of seat numbers will indicate which vomitory you should use. You will enter the seated area at row K. Stairs lead to all rows and the rows range from row A (front of the seated area) to row U (back of the seated area). Only supporters who have cards or match tickets for the seats on row A can use the walkway in front of the seats.

South Stand Access Information

If you have a Season Membership or valid match ticket in the South Stand, we recommend using either the South Stand Turnstiles (Gate E) or St Michael’s Lane Turnstiles (Gate B).

You can enter the stadium via the Kirkstall Lane Turnstiles (Gate G) however you will be required to walk round the stadium underneath the Cricket concourse to the St Michael’s Lane side of the stadium and round the back of the Extentia Stand to access the South Stand. Please note there is no access via the Western Terrace.

Further Turnstile & Access Information

Remember only South Stand Season Members and match ticket holders can use the South Stand turnstiles, whilst the St Michael’s Lane and Kirkstall Lane turnstiles allow access for all members cards and match tickets as well as cash turnstiles for entry to the Extentia Terrace and West Terrace.

If you need to collect your tickets on match day please head to the collections point at the Ticket Office (entrance is street side on St Michael’s Lane).

Bag searches are in operation at all turnstiles & bags must not be larger than an A4 piece of paper in size. Please note that all cards and tickets will be checked upon entry into the stands and if you have any issues with your match day experience please text our fans phone on 07500 312 832.

Please note that during the match day entertainment (pre, half time and post match) there may be occasional use of pyrotechnics, special effects and flash photography used.

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

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Leeds Rhinos 20 St Helens 36

By Will Hopper

Leeds Rhinos were unable to make it three wins on the bounce after falling to defeat to Betfred Super League leaders St Helens.

Leeds started the game brightly and forced the visitors into conceding a few early penalties to march their way down the pitch. The Rhinos looked threatening on every possession but it appeared the only thing stopping the home side from taking the lead was themselves.

Three errors in a row near the Saints try line culminated in a disallowed Ash Handley try as he was judged to have lost the ball centimetres from the line. Despite the setback, Leeds continued to pressure St Helens but couldn’t find a way through their defence and they were eventually made to pay for their missed opportunities when the Super League table toppers scored on their first meaningful attack of the game through Regan Grace.

However, the score was soon level at 6-6 thanks to some fancy footwork from Richie Myler. The Rhinos scrum half dipped, ducked, dodged and dived to avoid the Saints defenders and was able to stretch out his arm to score the first try for the home side. Rhyse Martin calmly added the extras to put us back where we started; on level terms.

The men wearing blue and amber were certainly the better team in the first half and they could have gone in front just minutes after scoring. Another well worked passing move from Leeds culminated in a second disallowed try for Ash Handley when he tip-toed the sideline, however, he was not to be denied at the third time of asking. The Rhinos moved the ball brilliantly from right to left and this time Handley bundled over the line to score his twentieth try of the league campaign. Martin’s conversion sailed just wide the upright but Leeds were in front for the first time of the evening.

Kevin Naiqama ensured that the visitors went in level at the break after he scored from a Rhinos handling error but Mark Percival’s conversion struck the uprights to keep the score even at 10-10.

The second half started at a frantic pace with the speed of both sides firmly on display. It was Saints however who regained the lead with two early tries from Zeb Taia and Percival successfully converted them both to push their lead to 12 points. Then a penalty kick from Percival, two more tries from Kevin Naiqama and successful conversions gave St Helens a commanding 36-10 advantage.

The Rhinos showed their resiliency when Ash Handley scored his second try of the game after another passing move from right to left was executed perfectly by Leeds. A short incisive pass from Konrad Hurrell was perfectly placed for Handley to run onto and score in the corner.

Leeds scored again quickly through Harry Newman to try and get back in the game but the damage had already been done. It was a super offload from winger Luke Briscoe who somehow managed to get the ball away despite being tackled out of play and Newman picked up the loose ball to stroll over the line to score the final try of the game. Rhyse Martin added the extras to end the match 36-20.