• Bradford Bulls
  • 20 - 54

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Bradford Bulls
  • HT 10 - 24
  • Leeds Rhinos
12th September 2021 | KO 14:00 | Horsfall Stadium |

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Bradford Bulls U19 20 Leeds Rhinos U19 54

Ben Sheils (5) of Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos Under-19s extended their winning run to six games with a nine-try 54-20 win over derby rivals Bradford Bulls at Horsfall Stadium; Ben Sheils leading the scoring with a hat trick while half back Jack Mallinson scored a personal total of 26 points in an outstanding individual effort.

The young Rhinos made the perfect start to the game when Ben Sheils opened his account for the afternoon inside of two minutes. Forcing Bradford over the sideline on the opening play of the game, Leeds went on the attack with Ben Mayhew and Jack Mallinson but neither could break through. After Mallinson had driven for the line, Kai Morgan noticed Sheils in plenty of space out on the wing and launched the ball over the top for the winger to walk in untouched. Mallinson converted to give the visitors a six point lead.

More attacking flair looked to have paid off for Leeds as they caught Bradford on the back foot once more. After Bradford had won a penalty, Mackenzie Turner had prevented the kick for the sideline to keep the ball in Leeds’ possession and as Hall was causing more problems with his evasive manoeuvres and offload game, the ball was spun wide for Mayhew to score, but the referee called a knock on and the home side survived.

It didn’t take long for the Bulls to respond to the early pressure and levelled the game through former Rhinos academy player Joe Burton. A break downfield by Taylor Mail got Bradford well over the halfway line and a further break from Samuel Arundel put the Bulls on the Leeds try line. In a similar fashion to Leeds, Mail and Myles Lawford combined to send the ball wide for Burton, who was originally tackled but got up to beat three defenders and score.

The Rhinos responded immediately with back to back tries to open up a gap on the scoreboard. Prowling the Bulls’ try line, after a knock on by Marcus Green, Leeds props Nathan Snee and AJ Wallace got closest before a move wide broke down due to good defence from Bradford. An error on their first play though turned Leeds’ defence into attack and this time, Wallace made sure he got over; the prop bouncing out of three challenges to plant the ball down next to the posts.

Mallinson then added his name to the scoresheet after more positive play from the away side. Nichol, who returned to the side after missing the last two games, made a nice break out of the backfield and after Wallace drove forward again, Bailey Aldridge used the forward’s quick play of the ball to have a dart out of dummy half. 20 metres out, Mallinson received the ball from dummy half and stepped off of his right foot to drive through a startled Bradford defence and score under the posts. He converted both tries to make the score 18-6.

Leeds continued on the front foot as Sheils made a great break that should have seen the winger score a second, had it not been for the chasing Bulls defenders. Mallinson also nearly put Luca Atkinson through a hole but the home side’s defence stood strong and rushed up on the Rhinos’ half back to force the mistake. The Rhinos wouldn’t be off put by their half chances and put daylight between the two sides as captain Oli Field made a break through the middle of Bradford’s defence and set up Morgan to score Leed’ fourth try of the half.

Burton added his second try of the half as Bradford used a mistake from Jack Sinfield to their benefit. Charging downfield, a move to the left opened up space for the centre, who fended away from Sheils and beat Hall to score in the corner.

Jacob Campbell and Joe Gibbons both had further chances before the break but neither player got the ball down for certain tries, leaving the half time score at 24-10.

 

The young Rhinos started the second half in a similar fashion to the first as they dominated the early ball again. Nichol made a nice break off the back of a safe catch by Turner on the fifth tackle and Sheils also followed up with a strong drive too, only for Field to put the ball down.

Over 50 minutes in, Mallinson grabbed his second of the game. A dangerous tackle on Nichol as the full back was clearing his line gave the Rhinos territory upfield and both Wallace and Mayhew looked to take advantage but couldn’t break through the Bulls’ defence. Luckily for Leeds, McGrath knocked on Mallinson’s cross field kick and with a fresh set of six, Hird drove for the posts and off the back of his play of the ball, Mallinson dummied the Bradford defence and touched the ball down. He converted his own try to make the score 30-10.

Gibbons was denied another try for an obstruction following Mallinson’s effort but minutes later Sheils continued the try scoring; the winger benefiting from a break downfield by Turner that was followed by a swift passing move and offload from Hall.

McGrath made up for his error in the build up to the Mallinson try by scoring an acrobatic effort in the corner but Leeds kept punishing weak defence with points. Campbell had been forced into touch while trying to go around the outside of Sheils and off the back of a good set from the Rhinos’ forwards, substitute Sinfield forced a repeat set for his side with an intelligent kick that caught McGrath in goal. Mayhew and Hird were both unlucky again not to penetrate the Bulls’ defence but shifting the ball wide, Sinfield and Morgan connected up nicely to give Hall enough time to offload and ensure Sheils got his hat trick try.

Leeds added two more tries before the full time whistle, courtesy of Keenan Dyer-Dixon and Aldridge. Despite being denied two tries, Gibbons still inspired Leeds going forward and after Aldridge kept the play alive to get Hird some more metres, Morgan’s kick over the Bradford defence bounced back over the head of Campbell and into the arms of the onrushing Dyer-Dixon, who scored his first try for the club.

An interception try for Campbell proved a pure consolation as Aldridge rounded off the win for Leeds as he dart out from behind the ruck to score from close range and take Leeds beyond the 50 point scoreline. Mallinson continued his scoring record to add his ninth conversion and 26th point of the game to make the final score 54-20.

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Ben Sheils (5) of Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos Under-19s extended their winning run to six games with a nine-try 54-20 win over derby rivals Bradford Bulls at Horsfall Stadium; Ben Sheils leading the scoring with a hat trick while half back Jack Mallinson scored a personal total of 26 points in an outstanding individual effort.

The young Rhinos made the perfect start to the game when Ben Sheils opened his account for the afternoon inside of two minutes. Forcing Bradford over the sideline on the opening play of the game, Leeds went on the attack with Ben Mayhew and Jack Mallinson but neither could break through. After Mallinson had driven for the line, Kai Morgan noticed Sheils in plenty of space out on the wing and launched the ball over the top for the winger to walk in untouched. Mallinson converted to give the visitors a six point lead.

More attacking flair looked to have paid off for Leeds as they caught Bradford on the back foot once more. After Bradford had won a penalty, Mackenzie Turner had prevented the kick for the sideline to keep the ball in Leeds’ possession and as Hall was causing more problems with his evasive manoeuvres and offload game, the ball was spun wide for Mayhew to score, but the referee called a knock on and the home side survived.

It didn’t take long for the Bulls to respond to the early pressure and levelled the game through former Rhinos academy player Joe Burton. A break downfield by Taylor Mail got Bradford well over the halfway line and a further break from Samuel Arundel put the Bulls on the Leeds try line. In a similar fashion to Leeds, Mail and Myles Lawford combined to send the ball wide for Burton, who was originally tackled but got up to beat three defenders and score.

The Rhinos responded immediately with back to back tries to open up a gap on the scoreboard. Prowling the Bulls’ try line, after a knock on by Marcus Green, Leeds props Nathan Snee and AJ Wallace got closest before a move wide broke down due to good defence from Bradford. An error on their first play though turned Leeds’ defence into attack and this time, Wallace made sure he got over; the prop bouncing out of three challenges to plant the ball down next to the posts.

Mallinson then added his name to the scoresheet after more positive play from the away side. Nichol, who returned to the side after missing the last two games, made a nice break out of the backfield and after Wallace drove forward again, Bailey Aldridge used the forward’s quick play of the ball to have a dart out of dummy half. 20 metres out, Mallinson received the ball from dummy half and stepped off of his right foot to drive through a startled Bradford defence and score under the posts. He converted both tries to make the score 18-6.

Leeds continued on the front foot as Sheils made a great break that should have seen the winger score a second, had it not been for the chasing Bulls defenders. Mallinson also nearly put Luca Atkinson through a hole but the home side’s defence stood strong and rushed up on the Rhinos’ half back to force the mistake. The Rhinos wouldn’t be off put by their half chances and put daylight between the two sides as captain Oli Field made a break through the middle of Bradford’s defence and set up Morgan to score Leed’ fourth try of the half.

Burton added his second try of the half as Bradford used a mistake from Jack Sinfield to their benefit. Charging downfield, a move to the left opened up space for the centre, who fended away from Sheils and beat Hall to score in the corner.

Jacob Campbell and Joe Gibbons both had further chances before the break but neither player got the ball down for certain tries, leaving the half time score at 24-10.

 

The young Rhinos started the second half in a similar fashion to the first as they dominated the early ball again. Nichol made a nice break off the back of a safe catch by Turner on the fifth tackle and Sheils also followed up with a strong drive too, only for Field to put the ball down.

Over 50 minutes in, Mallinson grabbed his second of the game. A dangerous tackle on Nichol as the full back was clearing his line gave the Rhinos territory upfield and both Wallace and Mayhew looked to take advantage but couldn’t break through the Bulls’ defence. Luckily for Leeds, McGrath knocked on Mallinson’s cross field kick and with a fresh set of six, Hird drove for the posts and off the back of his play of the ball, Mallinson dummied the Bradford defence and touched the ball down. He converted his own try to make the score 30-10.

Gibbons was denied another try for an obstruction following Mallinson’s effort but minutes later Sheils continued the try scoring; the winger benefiting from a break downfield by Turner that was followed by a swift passing move and offload from Hall.

McGrath made up for his error in the build up to the Mallinson try by scoring an acrobatic effort in the corner but Leeds kept punishing weak defence with points. Campbell had been forced into touch while trying to go around the outside of Sheils and off the back of a good set from the Rhinos’ forwards, substitute Sinfield forced a repeat set for his side with an intelligent kick that caught McGrath in goal. Mayhew and Hird were both unlucky again not to penetrate the Bulls’ defence but shifting the ball wide, Sinfield and Morgan connected up nicely to give Hall enough time to offload and ensure Sheils got his hat trick try.

Leeds added two more tries before the full time whistle, courtesy of Keenan Dyer-Dixon and Aldridge. Despite being denied two tries, Gibbons still inspired Leeds going forward and after Aldridge kept the play alive to get Hird some more metres, Morgan’s kick over the Bradford defence bounced back over the head of Campbell and into the arms of the onrushing Dyer-Dixon, who scored his first try for the club.

An interception try for Campbell proved a pure consolation as Aldridge rounded off the win for Leeds as he dart out from behind the ruck to score from close range and take Leeds beyond the 50 point scoreline. Mallinson continued his scoring record to add his ninth conversion and 26th point of the game to make the final score 54-20.

Team Performance

Goals

2

9

Tries

4

9

Player Performance

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Corey Hall0000000
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Mackenzie Turner0000000
Jack Mallinson2900000
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Bailey Aldridge1000000
AJ Wallace1000000
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Interchanges
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Keenan Dyer-Dixon1000000
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Caine Glancy0000000
Billy Davies0000000
Joe Hird0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Lewis Camden0000000
Daniel McGrath1000000
Jayden Myers0000000
Joe Burton2000000
Jacob Campbell1000000
Taylor Mail0200000
Myles Lawford0000000
Marcus Green0000000
Jaden Barraclough0000000
Adam Horner0000000
Samuel Arundel0000000
Jack Flanagan0000000
Rian Rowley0000000
Interchanges
Oliver Scott0000000
Isaac Coleman0000000
Iwan Orr0000000
Layton Heywood0000000
Harry Gray0000000
Kieran Lupton0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards