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23rd June 2021 | KO 19:00 | Hull College Craven Park | U16s Scholarship

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Butterill names squad for Under-16s clash against Hull KR

Picture courtesy of Craig Hawkhead Photography

Having won two out of two matches so far in 2021, Leeds Rhinos Under-16s will be hoping to continue their winning form this week as they make the trip east to face Hull KR at Hull College Craven Park, kick off 7pm.

A thorough 58-0 performance against Wakefield Trinity last time out was the young Rhinos’ best performance this season; Riley Lumb and Jack Sinfield leading the way with two tries each at Emerald Headingley. This week’s clash with Hull KR could be a challenge for Mark Butterill’s side as Rovers have also won both of their matches this year against Castleford Tigers and local rivals Hull FC.

For the match, Butterill has named four players that are set to make their first appearances for the Under-16s. Archie Awty, Ged Boylan and Kyden Frater have featured for the Under-17s already in 2021 but they are all set to play their first match as an Under-16, having not played at all last year. Josh Hepworth can also make his first appearance in a Rhinos shirt.

Mason Corbett, Bobby Hartley, Dylan Proud and Jacob Mitchell all return having missed out on the Trinity win. Corbett and Hartley both scored on their Under-16s debuts against London in May, while Proud and Mitchell have played in the last two Under-17s matches against London and Wigan at Emerald Headingley. Mark Nelson and Sonny Pattison both retain their places after impressing against the Warriors.

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Leeds Rhinos Under-16s made it three wins in three games in 2021 with a 32-18 result against Hull KR Under-16s at Hull College Craven Park.

Two tries from centre Lloyd McEwan-Peters and Sonny Pattison as well as tries for Alfie Marshall and Jack Sinfield helped the young Rhinos to a convincing result; 22 points coming in the second half alone.

Mark Butterill’s side made the perfect start to the game inside of ten minutes as Jack Johnson barged his way to the try line. Leeds had started the game brightest as Sinfield almost put Riley Lumb over in the corner but the ball ricocheted off Lloyd McEwan-Peters’ shoulder and went over the sideline. On the young Rhinos’ next attacking set though, Sinfield managed to open up Rovers’ left side well to break through and pass back on his inside for Johnson to run away and score.

Leeds thought they’d taken a two score lead when Alfie Marshall was put through a big gap by Sinfield to score under the posts but after the referee consulted his linesman, he called the final pass forward and the try was chalked off. The home side made sure they punished the Rhinos for missing their opportunity by scoring a try of the their own; Connor Barley racing through and beating Dylan Proud to touch down and level the score with the following conversion.

Heading for the final ten minutes of the half, Leeds did well to open Hull KR up again to give themselves the lead at the break. Johnson had been denied twice from close range, once from great defence and then from a double movement, but a nice grubber kick forced Ben Cockayne’s side to drop out. Only three plays into the set, a movement out wide allowed Leeds to suck Hull KR in and Lumb, who had moved to full back, timed his pass to perfection and allowed Sonny Pattison an easy finish. Sinfield was unlucky to miss the conversion but the visitors still took a 10-6 lead into the half time break.


In the second half, the young Rhinos ran away with the contest, adding 22 further points to their scoreline.

McEwan-Peters got the second half scoring underway after only three minutes of the new half. Taking advantage of a repeat set close to their opponents try line, Leeds ran the ball in well in the first carry and elected to go down the short side to McEwan-Peters, who took three players to the line and still got the ball down. Sinfield converted to make the score 16-6.

Once again though, Hull KR produced a response to keep the game in the balance. Off the back of a Leeds knock on, it was the Robins’s turn to have repeat sets within striking range and sure enough prop Zachary Fistwick charged for the line and scored. Barley added the two to close the score once again.

Leeds wouldn’t lie down and responded to put the lead back up to eight points as Pattison got over for his second of the night. A knock on from the restart by Rovers gifted Butterill’s side possession 40 metres out and after Lumb had threatened to go through the centre of the home side’s defensive line, a Sinfield and McEwan-Peters combined nicely to give Pattison enough space to score his fourth try for the Under-16s this year.

With the score at 20-12, the Rhinos made sure they sealed the result with two further tries before the full time whistle. Since Pattison’s second try, the game had turned scrappy as both sides missed major opportunities but basic errors cost them on the scoreboard. Leeds would benefit from one of those errors though and as Sinfield sent a grubber kick for the in goal area on the fifth tackle, the Hull cover failed to pick up the ball and Sinfield grabbed the loose ball to score. He converted from in front of the posts to make the score 26-12.

Young Robin Lennie Ellis finished off a nice chip and chase to take the home side back to an eight point deficit but McEwan-Peters marked a good night for the centre with a second try. With Lumb going at the defence once again and causing trouble, the full back offloaded for McEwan-Peters, who did really well to break out of two tackles and then make it passed the Hull KR full back to score. Sinfield converted to round off the scoring; the young Rhinos winning 32-18.

Team Performance







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Stats Key
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  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards