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in the match Leeds Vs NSW CRL U16s at Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds.Max Simpson scores in the match Leeds Vs NSW CRL U16s at Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds. Picture courtesy of Craig Hawkhead Photography

Academy rugby returns to Emerald Headingley on Thursday night as Chev Walker’s Leeds Rhinos Under-19s take on Castleford Tigers Under-19s, kick off 7pm. 

After securing their first win of the year over London Broncos two weeks ago, the young Rhinos are raring to go again this week.  This game is not open for supporters but supporters can watch the whole match live on the Leeds Rhinos Official YouTube channel.


Team News

Under-19s head coach Chev Walker has made two changes to the team that beat London two weeks ago. Centres Ben Sheils and Max Simpson both come into the side for the first time, replacing Kai Morgan and Coby Nichol. Simpson is one of the youngest players in the team, having signed his first academy contract last year, whereas Sheils is in his second season with Leeds, having played and scored in his first academy match against Wigan Warriors Under-18s last year.

The rest of the squad remains largely unchanged, with Sam Little likely to make his first starting appearance of the season at full back. Little is one of four players that joined the Rhinos scholarship in 2017 from Wetherby Bulldogs, along with Joe Gibbons, Ben Mayhew, and captain Oli Field, and came off the bench last week against London Broncos. Corey Hall and Mackenzie Turner made a great partnership against London, both scoring tries in the 54-0 win, and are likely to partner up again on Thursday.

The last time Castleford travelled the short distance to face Leeds, the Rhinos ran out 36-24 winners. Oli Burton is the only player remaining from that game and will be hoping to start following a positive performance against the Broncos. Jack Mallinson, who like Burton are two of the oldest players in the team, also had a stand out game but will be without half back partner Morgan for tomorrow’s clash.

The squad in full is:


Getting to Know

This week as part of our Getting to Know series, find out more about back rower and Wales Youth international Ben Mayhew, who joined the Rhinos in 2018 from Wetherby Bulldogs and progressed through the Scholarship to sign an Academy contract for 2020.


How you can follow the game

Follow every moment of tomorrow’s game live by subscribing to the official Leeds Rhinos YouTube and stream the match straight into your living room. Click the link below to start watching now on your phone, tablet or laptop.

If you have a smart TV, you can cast the match straight from your chosen device via the YouTube app or from a Chromecast device. Alternatively, you can download the YouTube TV app and search ‘Leeds Rhinos’.

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in the match Leeds Vs NSW CRL U16s at Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds.Max Simpson scores in the match Leeds Vs NSW CRL U16s at Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds. Picture courtesy of Craig Hawkhead Photography

Academy rugby returns to Emerald Headingley on Thursday night as Chev Walker’s Leeds Rhinos Under-19s take on Castleford Tigers Under-19s, kick off 7pm. 

After securing their first win of the year over London Broncos two weeks ago, the young Rhinos are raring to go again this week.  This game is not open for supporters but supporters can watch the whole match live on the Leeds Rhinos Official YouTube channel.


Team News

Under-19s head coach Chev Walker has made two changes to the team that beat London two weeks ago. Centres Ben Sheils and Max Simpson both come into the side for the first time, replacing Kai Morgan and Coby Nichol. Simpson is one of the youngest players in the team, having signed his first academy contract last year, whereas Sheils is in his second season with Leeds, having played and scored in his first academy match against Wigan Warriors Under-18s last year.

The rest of the squad remains largely unchanged, with Sam Little likely to make his first starting appearance of the season at full back. Little is one of four players that joined the Rhinos scholarship in 2017 from Wetherby Bulldogs, along with Joe Gibbons, Ben Mayhew, and captain Oli Field, and came off the bench last week against London Broncos. Corey Hall and Mackenzie Turner made a great partnership against London, both scoring tries in the 54-0 win, and are likely to partner up again on Thursday.

The last time Castleford travelled the short distance to face Leeds, the Rhinos ran out 36-24 winners. Oli Burton is the only player remaining from that game and will be hoping to start following a positive performance against the Broncos. Jack Mallinson, who like Burton are two of the oldest players in the team, also had a stand out game but will be without half back partner Morgan for tomorrow’s clash.

The squad in full is:


Getting to Know

This week as part of our Getting to Know series, find out more about back rower and Wales Youth international Ben Mayhew, who joined the Rhinos in 2018 from Wetherby Bulldogs and progressed through the Scholarship to sign an Academy contract for 2020.


How you can follow the game

Follow every moment of tomorrow’s game live by subscribing to the official Leeds Rhinos YouTube and stream the match straight into your living room. Click the link below to start watching now on your phone, tablet or laptop.

If you have a smart TV, you can cast the match straight from your chosen device via the YouTube app or from a Chromecast device. Alternatively, you can download the YouTube TV app and search ‘Leeds Rhinos’.