• Leeds Rhinos
  • 24 - 6

  • Wakefield Trinity
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 12 - 6
  • Wakefield Trinity
20th May 2022 | KO 20:00 | Headingley Stadium | Betfred Super League

Wakefield Trinity Match Ticket Information

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 14/05/2021 - Rugby League - Betfred Super League - Leeds Rhinos v Wakefield Trinity - Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds, England - Wakefield's Mason Lino.

Willie Poching returns to his former club for the first time as Wakefield Trinity head coach on Friday 20th May, kick off 8pm.

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 24 Wakefield Trinity 6

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Leeds Rhinos returned to winning ways in style at Headingley Stadium as Rohan Smith’s side claimed a 24-6 result against Wakefield Trinity.

The early rain caused errors from both sides, even though the match started in glorious sunshine. Leeds looked the stronger out of the gates though, as Kruise Leeming made a great dart downfield to set the home side up. Close to the Wakefield line, a great flat pass from Cameron Smith found James Bentley, who motored through the Trinity defence to score his first try for the club.

Leeds continued to pressure the Wakefield line as Fusitu’a came close to scoring from a Blake Austin kick, but Wakefield managed to hold the home side out. It wasn’t long though before the Rhinos doubled their lead through Bentley again. Off the back of a penalty on Liam Sutcliffe for a ball steal, the Rhinos pushed close to the try line once more and a great cut out pass from Austin to Bentley saw the back rower fend away from Thomas Minns to score his second of the game. Martin converted both tries to make the score 12-0.

With ten minutes to go in the half, Bentley was then sent to the sin bin for a dangerous and late hit on Minns as the Trinity winger went up to take Austin’s bomb. Another penalty in favour of the visitors – Leeds committing a shoulder charge – saw Wakefield finally crack the Leeds code, Jai Whitbread crashing charging his way through Zak Hardaker to touch down.

With time running out, Austin tried an audacious drop goal attempt but it floated wide. Nevertheless, Leeds still held a slender six point advantage.

 

The start of the second half was more of the same from Leeds. Within minutes of the restart, Ash Handley was released down the wing as Wakefield’s defence was caught napping. Although he was brought down, the next play saw Leeming kick ahead for Gannon and the Rhinos forced a goal line drop out. Moments later, Richie Myler’s chip kick was caught in an offside position by Tom Lineham and Leeds chose to take the penalty goal. Martin stepped up to convert to give the Rhinos an eight point advantage.

The chances kept coming for the team in blue and amber as they dominated a Wakefield team that was struggling to get out of their own half. Handley was at the centre of the play again, as was Man of the Match Hardaker, but the Rhinos couldn’t find the magic touch to secure a much needed try.

With ten minutes to go, the floodgates finally broke as Austin got his third try for the club. The pressure had built on Wakefield and as Minns went up to take Myler’s kick, he dropped the ball clean to give Leeds possession twenty metres from the try line. Drives by Morgan Gannon, Bodene Thompson and company helped set the Rhinos up for a strong attack and as Mikolaj Oledzki charged the ball in, he managed to get it away for Austin to slide over and make the score 20-6, with Martin’s conversion.

Wakefield tried to win the ball back from the short restart but as Tetevano dropped the ball, it gave Willie Poching’s side an invitation to test the Rhinos’ goal line defence. Nothing comes of the play and Leeds finally wrapped up the points, thanks to a try from Fusitu’a. Another Wakefield error saw Leeds take charge of the ball in their opponent’s half. A nice wide move then saw Martin throw a pass wide for Fusitu’a to fly into the corner and round off the scoring; Leeds walking away with a 24-6 result.