• Leeds Rhinos
  • 20 - 22

  • Warrington Wolves
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 12 - 10
  • Warrington Wolves
12th February 2022 | KO 12:30 | Headingley Stadium | Betfred Super League

Warrington Wolves Match Ticket Information

Leeds Rhinos begin the 2022 Betfred Super League season with a massive home clash against Warrington Wolves at Headingley Stadium, kick off 12:30pm.

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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In front of a packed Headingley Stadium, Leeds Rhinos suffered a heartbreaking 22-20 defeat to Warrington Wolves in the opening round of the Betfred Super League season.

Leeds set the pace early and almost scored within the opening seconds. A knock on from kick off by Mike Cooper allowed Leeds to attack 20 metres away from the Wolves’ line and a swift move involving Aidan Sezer and Richie Myler almost put Jack Walker through the line but the young full back was held up.

For all of Leeds’ chances, it was the Wolves that took a surprising lead. Moving the ball quickly through the hands, Gareth Widdop and Josh Thewlis released Matty Ashton, who sped away from Fusitu’a and Briscoe before passing inside for Widdop to sprint the final 30 metres and score in the corner.

The Rhinos were soon down to twelve players as James Bentley was sent off for a dangerous high tackle on Widdop. Leeds looked unfazed by the red card and took the lead on 21 minutes. Brad Dwyer was introduced to the field and immediately had an impact out of dummy half and as Leeds worked their way towards the try line, the hooker provided Zane Tetevano with a short pass and the prop crashed over the whitewash.

Minutes later, Matt Prior extended the home side’s lead on his 300th career appearance. Ashton had been taken into touch by the Rhinos off the back of a Sezer kick and Leeds used the possession to their advantage. Going at the line, Prior managed to squirm out of one challenge and keep on going to get the ball down. The decision was sent to the video referee, who gave the try the green light.

Before the end of the half, the Rhinos suffered another hammer blow as Dwyer was shown a yellow card for late contact. Off the back of that, George Williams managed to wiggle through a hole and get the ball away to Oliver Holmes, who in turn fed Josh Charnley for the winger to score, making the half time score 12-10.

 

Even though they started the half two players down, Leeds made an electric start to the second period. A strong run by Morgan Gannon got Leeds into Warrington’s half and on the fifth tackle, Sezer produced a long kick into the corner. It was a foot race between Handley and Ratchford but the Leeds winger got there first to plant the ball down before the dead ball line. Martin converted from the sideline to give Leeds a 18-10 lead.

The Rhinos continued to pile on more pressure as a kick ahead by Gannon had to be batted dead by the Ratchford. From the drop out, a high tackle on Donaldson as he brought the ball back saw Holmes go to the sin bin. Martin elected to go for goal and converted the penalty to edge the Rhinos further ahead.

The final 15 saw the tables turn again though as the Wolves took the win. A late hit by Prior on Ratchford was punished by Warrington as Williams spotted Charnley unmarked on the wing and the half back threw a pass over the top to send the winger in for his second of the game.

Although Leeds had a couple of chances to score through Sezer, Leeming and Tetevano, the Rhinos were forced to defend continually as Warrington attacked relentlessly. Ashton and Danny Walker were both locked down by brilliant defence but finally the Rhinos broke as Widdop played a cut out pass for Connor Wrench to slide in and score. Ratchford stepped up and kicked the conversion, subsequently winning  the game for the Wolves; the final score 22-20.

Team Performance

Goals

4

3

Tries

3

4

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Jack Walker0000000
David Fusitu'a0000000
Tom Briscoe0000000
Liam Sutcliffe0000000
Ash Handley1000000
Richie Myler0000000
Aidan Sezer0000000
Zane Tetevano1000000
Kruise Leeming0000000
Matt Prior1000000
James Bentley0000100
Rhyse Martin0400000
Cameron Smith0000000
Interchanges
Mikolaj Oledzki0000000
Brad Dwyer0001000
Morgan Gannon0000000
James Donaldson0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Stefan Ratchford0300000
Josh Charnley2000000
Peter Mata'utia0000000
Connor Wrench1000000
Matty Ashton0000000
Gareth Widdop1000000
George Williams0000000
Rob Mulhern0000000
Daryl Clark0000000
Mike Cooper0000000
Ben Currie0000000
Oliver Holmes0001000
Matt Davis0000000
Interchanges
Joe Bullock0000000
Danny Walker0000000
Joe Philbin0000000
Jason Clark0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards