• Leeds Rhinos
  • 25 - 14

  • Toulouse Olympique
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • HT 12 - 06
  • Toulouse Olympique
22nd April 2022 | KO 20:00 | Headingley Stadium | Betfred Super League

Toulouse Olympique Match Ticket Information

Leeds Rhinos v Toulouse Middle eights 11th aug 2018 Richie Myler looks to break free

The clash with Toulouse on Friday 22nd April will see the Rhinos and their charity Leeds Rhinos Foundation celebrate the city’s community clubs.

Junior players from Leeds Rhinos Ambassador clubs will be invited to take part in on-pitch games and a parade pre match as the Rhinos play tribute to all the clubs, players and volunteers involved in the community game.

As if this wasn’t enough all junior tickets for this game, in any area of the ground will be on sale for just £5!

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).

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Leeds Rhinos broke a five match winless run as they beat Toulouse Olympique 25-14 at Headingley Stadium; man of the match Brad Dwyer recording two of Leeds’ five tries.

The Rhinos welcomed back Matt Prior and Cam Smith for the game, after the duo missed the Easter Monday clash with Castleford, while Jack Broadbent came back in to the team for the first time since the St Helens match. Jack Sinfield and Max Simpson retained their spots following memorable debuts, plus Muizz Mustapha was also named on the bench.

Both sides had chances to  get on the score board early on; Ash Handley going into touch on his way to grounding the ball while Rhyse Martin and Max Simpson both had further chances to get the home crowd on their feet.

It was the visitors that made the breakthrough on fifteen minutes though. A 40/20 from captain Tony Gigot put Toulouse on the Leeds try line but strong defence held the away side out. Eventually, on the fifth, Gigot stabbed a ball in the air for Paul Marcon, who beat Jack Broadbent to score the opening try.

Leeds persisted in attack and finally got their reward through substitute James Donaldson. A knock on by the visitors as they were clearing their lines invited the Rhinos to put pressure on the French outfit, and after Oledzki had driven the home side to within metres of the try line, Dwyer executed a short, quick pass for Donaldson to barge his way over with.

Dwyer then went from creator to scorer to give the Rhinos the half time lead. Leeds were in full flow, with Broadbent, Leeming and notably Tom Briscoe all missing chances – the latter was chalked off for offside. Still they applied pressure and Junior Vaivai came up with the fatal error that turned the ball over. A penalty for dissent as well didn’t help Sylvain Houle’s sides cause and as the Rhinos worked their way to the try line, Dwyer spotted a slow defensive line so darted out of dummy half to score. Martin converted both of Leedss’ tries to make the half time score 12-6.

 

A scrappy start to the second half for both teams was soon put to rights as Briscoe finally got his try. Toulouse put themselves in a poor position when Gigot’s kick on the fifth tackle forced his side to retreat ten metres. With the ball on the halfway line, Leeds were looking for the sucker-punch blow and Leeming found it with a great cut out pass for Briscoe to dive in the corner.

Martin missed the goal but made amends soon after as Olly Ashall-Bott dropped a high bomb from Leeming. An Olympique player then picked it up in an offside position so the referee awarded Leeds the penalty; Martin subsequently obliging with his successful penalty goal.

Leeming then made it a three-score game with a drop goal from ten metres out before Matty Russell grabbed a try back for the visitors.

It was man of the match Dwyer though that wrapped up the result for the home side with his second try of the game. Broadbent, who had rotated into the full back role for Liam Sutcliffe who left the game in the first half, won the Rhinos another penalty and Jones-Buchanan’s side then built pressure on Toulouse as Sinfield’s kick for the in goal area was taken by Vaivai for a drop out. Moments later, in a similar fashion to his first of the game, Dwyer backed himself against the Olympique defence and broke free to ground the ball over the try line and make the score 25-10.

Vaivai added a consolation try with minutes to go but as the final hooter sounded, the celebrations could begin; the Rhinos claiming their second win of the season.

Team Performance

Goals

4

1

Tries

4

3

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Liam Sutcliffe0000000
Tom Briscoe1000000
Max Simpson0000000
Jack Broadbent0000000
Ash Handley0000000
Kruise Leeming0010000
Jack Sinfield0000000
Mikolaj Oledzki0000000
Brad Dwyer2000000
Matt Prior0000000
Rhyse Martin0400000
Morgan Gannon0000000
Cameron Smith0000000
Interchanges
Bodene Thompson0000000
Muizz Mustapha0000000
James Donaldson1000000
Jarrod O'Connor0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Olly Ashall-Bott0000000
Matty Russell1000000
Junior Vaivai1000000
Ilias Bergal0000000
Paul Marcon1000000
Tony Gigot0100000
Anthony Marion0000000
Romain Navarrete0000000
James Cunningham0000000
Justin Sangare0000000
Maxime Stefani0000000
Andrew Dixon0000000
Joe Bretherton0000000
Interchanges
Eloi Pelissier0000000
Gadwin Springer0000000
Hugo Pezet0000000
Harrison Hansen0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards