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1st April 2022 | KO 20:00 | Headingley Stadium | Betfred Super League

St Helens Match Ticket Information

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Betfred Super League champions St Helens take on the Rhinos at Headingley Stadium on Friday 1st April.

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 0 St Helens 26

Leeds Rhinos produced a valiant effort but lost out 26-0 to the league leader’s St Helens at Headingley.

The Rhinos came into the game without half back Aidan Sezer, who was ruled out through injury, as were Bodene Thompson and Alex Mellor. Muizz Mustapha came in for his first Super League appearance. Ash Handley and Cam Smith both hit major club and career milestone (Handley making his 150th club appearance while Smith ran out for his 100th career appearance), while Saints’ hooker James Roby made his 500th club appearance.

The visitors made a quick start as former Rhino Konrad Hurrell opened the scoring in a matter of minutes. Tommy Makinson looked to have scored on Saints’ first attacking set, but Ash Handley’s hand managed to divert the ball just in time. From the subsequent scrum, quick hands from Dodd and Welsby found Hurrell, who beat Jack Broadbent to touch down.

Saints’s attack continued to flow and Makinson finally got over on the fifteen minute mark. A set restart and back to back high tackles didn’t help Leeds’ cause and as Saints opened space on the edge, the England winger finished acrobatically in the corner.

Even with the score at 8-0, Leeds refused to back down and create some good chances, although no points were put on the board. Matt Prior and Blake Austin were halted short in the same series, and then following a 40/20 by Kruise Leeming, a forward pass by Austin to Cam Smith broke the play down.

Leeming and Makinson both had further chances before the break but the score remained 8-0; Leeds showing some resolve to keep the visitors to only eight points.

 

The second half started well for Leeds. Welsby dropped a high bomb, which gave Leeds a chance, but Tindall was unlucky to be taken into touch. Shortly after, Jack Walker looked to have broke the deadlock for the Rhinos but the play was brought back for a forward pass.

Leeming also tried to inspire an attack after a knock on by Curtis Sironen. Broadbent was hit high to earn a second set but as Leeds tried to shift the ball left, Sutcliffe’s offload was picked off by Makinson, who raced away from the Rhinos cover defence to score under the posts.

It was soon back to back tries. A break by Johnathon Bennison down the edge caught Leeds napping and the winger had the vision to pass inside for Dodd to score easily under the posts.

Leeds continued to knock on the door but couldn’t break the Saints defence. Walker and Sutcliffe strung together a set of creative passes but the final one for Handley was forward, but the visitors finally rounded off the game with one final try. There was an ominous vibe to Saints’ play as Sironen released Joey Lussick away. Although that play broke down, still Saints kept coming as Bennison took a kick from Austin back towards the half way mark. A broken Leeds defence was taken advantage of by Lomax, who chipped over the top of the Rhinos’ defence and the bounce was just right for the half back to score and finish the game.