• Leeds Rhinos
  • 34 - 14

  • Salford Red Devils
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 18 - 8
  • Salford Red Devils
7th August 2022 | KO 15:00 | Headingley Stadium | Betfred Super League

Salford Red Devils Match Ticket Information

SL.Rd15.Rhinos v Red Devils.Fri23rdJuly2021. © MATTHEW MERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Tickets are on sale now for the visit of Salford Red Devils to Headingley Stadium on Sunday 7th August, kick off 3pm.

To buy tickets, go to tickets.therhinos.co.uk or call the ticket office on 0371 423 1315. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10.30am-3.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays). Ticket prices in the famous Tetley’s South Stand terrace start from:

£24 for adults

£12 for juniors*

£16 for concessions*

*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 companion ticket upon proof of companion allowance

Advance ticket prices are valid until midnight the day before the match.

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Leeds Rhinos 34 Salford Red Devils 14

SL.Rd22. Rhinos v Salford. Sun7thAug2022. © MATTHEW MERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY (1)

Back at Headingley Stadium after their epic win against Catalans Dragons last time out, Leeds Rhinos pulled out all the stops against Play Off contenders Salford Red Devils to record a 34-14 result.

Rohan Smith was pleased to welcome back Zane Tetevano to the squad and the Cook Islands international was included on the bench, along with youngster Sam Walters. David Fusitu’a returned on the wing to partner Harry Newman, while Cam Smith started in place of James Donaldson. Hat trick try scorer Richie Myler and Aidan Sezer were half back partners for a second consecutive game.

Within minutes of the game starting, the Rhinos got out of the blocks quickly with an early try. Fusitu’a broke down the edge and as he exchanged passes with Myler, the half back kept the ball moving down the sideline for Harry Newman to finish a spectacular opening score.

Croft almost pulled one back for Salford but the referee pulled the play back for an infringement. Leeds were happy to continue in attack and benefitted from the possession. The Rhinos were proving tough for the Red Devils forwards to halt and after a good carry from Bodene Thompson, Richie Myler managed to gather Sezer’s high bomb out of the clutches of Dan Sarginson and put the home side two tries ahead.

Rhyse Martin then got in the try scoring as well take make the score 18-0 with a little over 15 minutes played. The Red Devils hadn’t been disheartened by their early attempt for a try and kept coming for the Rhinos defence, even though they were let down by a poor final pass or handling error. In the build up to the Martin try, an offside call by referee Thaler put Leeds comfortably in range and as Newman cut inside dangerously, on the next play Jarrod O’Connor produced a nice short pass for the man of the match to power through Deon Cross and Kallum Watkins.

For all of their positive efforts early on, the Rhinos finished the half mediocre as the visitors tried to turn the game’s momentum. A flowing move, which was started by Tim Lafai, ended with Joe Burgess touching down in the corner, before a second Red Devils try came courtesy of serial try scorer Ken Sio. Lafai was the architect again, cutting inside to terrorise the Rhinos’ middles, and a series of offloads followed, allowing Sio space and time to step off his right foot and beat Handley to the try line. Sneyd couldn’t convert as the score remained 18-8.

Croft was eager to keep the tempo going but his drive for the line was ruled out again by the referee for a knock on. Sezer had a glorious chance too, but he was unable to reel in Liam Sutcliffe’s grubber kick, taking the score at half time to 18-8.

 

The second half started slowly for the home side and they were punished quickly, Croft finally getting his try. Having applied pressure on the Leeds try line from the restart, Salford kept asking questions of the Rhinos, and they finally made the break through as Croft dummied and darted over to bring the score to within four points.

The South Stand fell quiet as the Red Devils looked to go from strength to strength. Sio missed a big opportunity for a second try after Sneyd’s cross field kick fell inches short of the winger and then Andy Ackers darted out of dummy half but Zak Hardaker was up to the challenge to shut the hooker down.

A much needed penalty goal from Martin came off the back of a break by Fusitu’a, but it was Ash Handley who made the game winning play 15 minutes from full time. Camped on their own try line, Leeds looked under all sorts of pressure but a mis-timed pass for Sio was swallowed up by the England international Handley, who immediately started sprinting for the Western Terrace. The Red Devils gave chase but it was in vain as Leeds extended their lead back to 12 points; Martin converting from the South Stand side.

The sin binning of Sitaleki Akauola in the final ten minutes led to Leeds sealing the result. The prop was shown the yellow card after the visitors committed three back to back penalties and with Salford on the ropes, O’Connor’s pass for Martin was on the money as he scored his second of the game. Converting the try, the back rower finished the game with a 100% success rate and gave the Rhinos a major boost as the Play Offs approach.