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6th May 2022 | KO 19:00 | Allam Sports Centre | Vitality Netball Superleague

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Action shot during Vitality Super League match between Leeds Rhinos and Surrey Storm at Copper Box Arena, London, England on 31st May 2021.

Leeds Rhinos Netball start a run of four home matches against Surrey Storm at Allam Sports Centre at the University of Hull on Friday 6th May, centre pass is at 7pm.

Tickets for the match are available now starting at £15 for adults and £10 for Juniors for unreserved seating.  There is also a group booking discount of 15% available for anyone who buys 10 or more tickets and this will automatically be added in the basket when buying online.

Tickets can be bought either online via tickets.rhinosnetball.co.uk or over the phone on 0371 423 1315 (Monday to Friday, 10:30am to 3:30pm excluding Bank Holidays).

Tickets will be sent via email as a PDF ticket attached to the confirmation. PDF tickets can be used either on a smartphone or printed on A4 paper, these will then be scanned at the venue entrance to allow access. Fans who do not have access to a smartphone or printer must email [email protected] to organise an alternative arrangement.

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Rhinos returned to Hull’s Allam Sport Centre to get round 17 of the super league underway. Rhinos were determined to get back to winning ways but knew they were facing a difficult task with Surrey Storm still having hopes of making the final four.

Clarke got the game underway with the first centre pass, Burger patiently took it to goal 1-0. Airey tipped the ball early for Rhinos and shortly after a contact was called against Proscovia and Rhinos transitioned down the court. The ball was then forced off the backline and possession was back in the hands of Surrey Storm, Wells got her first 1-1. Hall placed a high ball over into Burger 2-1. Rhinos remained patient despite strong defensive pressure from Storm 3-2. Burger did well again to keep possession and got herself another 5-4. A quick connection from Hall, Clarke and Burger but  the ball didn’t go through the net, Storm transitioned 5-6. Clarke remained calm on the next centre pass and Grierson spotted Burger under the post 6-7. Magee earned herself the ball and Burger rewarded her side 7-7. Burger remained successful under the post 8-7.

Proscovia then levelled it for Storm 9-9. Middleton came out with a turnover which gave Storm possession, Wells netted another 9-10. Too much was put on the ball into Proscovia allowing Rhinos to transition down court patiently. Grierson was short on the shot and Storm quickly transfered down the court. Hall found Burger 10-10. Grierson and Hall combined well and Burger held off Middleton and got one more 11-12. A long quick ball was placed into Burger but it didn’t quite land. Storm found Wells 11-14. Parsons popped one over into Proscovia 11-15. Rhinos remained calm and patient, but after another missed shot and a quick transition from Storm the away sides lead was out to five 11-16. Rhinos defence assisted the centre pass transition and Grierson found Burger 12-17. Airey did well on the body of Proscovia and after a quick tumble to the floor from Airey the contact call was made. Rhinos transitioned well and rewarded Aireys efforts with a goal 13-17. Proscovia added another with 30 seconds remaining 14-18. Rhinos missed a shot with 10 seconds remaining but Storm threw the ball off the backline on the long ball into Proscovia 14-18.

Austin takes the centre to recommence the game. Clarke quickly tipped the ball but it remained in Storm hands. An attacking contact was called which saw possession turn to Rhinos, Burger 15-18. Burger continued strong under the post 16-18. Rhinos applied lots of defensive pressure which forced Storm to take their time. Storm then missed a shot, allowing Rhinos to transition but they also missed a shot. Oyesola tipped the ball and seconds later Airey earned her side a turnover. Kwanga turned possession for Storm but Rhinos earned the ball back. Clarke went to ground but was quickly back up 17-18. Magee found Burger under the post from the transverse line to level the game at 18 all. Grierson combined well with Hall who then quickly fed Burger 19-19. Quick hands from Clarke allowed Hall to find Burger again 20-20.

Rhinos continued to apply tight defensive pressure and the ball was forced off the backline for Storm. An attacking contact was then called within the Rhinos circle, Proscovia finished that passage of play whilst Airey was cautioned. Magee assisted the centre pass transition and received the patient ball from Clarke. Storm combined well in Rhinos attacking third and transitioned. Oyesola then picked up the rebound, Hall passed a quick ball off to Burger. Burger remained calm 22-26. Another attacking contact went against Storm giving Rhinos possession. They transitioned well and Clarke held off Austin on the circle edge, but the ball was quickly back into Surrey Storms possession. Proscovia finished it for Storm and Rushton entered the court for Rhinos at GA. Rushton took the backline and Hall quickly offloaded into Burger 23-27. Time denied either side a final goal of the half.

Middleton turned over Rhinos first centre pass of the second half and it was Proscovia who got the goal 23-28. Rushton turned over ball and then netted the goal 24-28. There was too much on the next ball into Burger but Airey came out on the fly to earn herself possession. Storm regained control but were forced upon a three seconds. Burger added one more 25-28. Rushton turned over another ball but this time it wasn’t converted 25-29. Rushton connected with Hall and put another one on the board 26-29.

Hall remained strong on the circle edge allowing her to find Burger 27-30. Austin threw one off the sideline and Rhinos took the ball. Parsons then moved into C for Storm with Candappa taking to the court in WA pushing Austin to the bench. Burger 28-30.

A period of back and forth quickly occurred but it was Burger who recomposed to the crowds delight seeing the deficit reduce down to one 29-30. Hall found Burger from the pocket 30-31. Rushton and Burger combined well inside the circle 31-32. Parsons was given a caution. Rhinos remained patient and Burger picked up the high ball 32-33. Rhinos transitioned quickly, but a missed shot gave Storm possession. Rhinos whole team effort quickly saw them regain possession and they finished it with a goal 33-34. Proscovia missed a shot but sank it on her second attempt. Rushton added another one to her personal tally 34-35. Rhinos earned a backline after whole unit defensive pressure.

Hall found Rushton who connected with Burger under the post. The shot was missed but a penalty was given, allowing Burger to pops it through on her second go 35-35. Clarke was given a warning for Rhinos and Proscovia added another 35-36. A call went against Rhinos giving Storm possession, Clarke tipped the ball but Proscovia added one more 35-38. Magee was called for footwork for Storm, Airey took the ball with five seconds remaining. Clarke found Burger under the post with a feed from past the centre circle but time just denied them of adding one more to finish the third quarter.

Clarke got the final 15 underway, Clarke then found Burger who added one more 36-38. Burger remained strong under the post and continued to add to her sides tally 37-39. Burger popped out from between two defenders and added to the board 38-40. Oyesola turned over ball for Rhinos who then took the sideline and patiently built on the ball, Rushton missed the shot but Hall picked up the loose ball. Storm regained possession and Proscovia extended the gap to three 38-41. Rushton put a high ball in the circle for Burger 39-41. Rhinos defence worked well together and came out with the ball, but after an offside call the ball was back with Storm. An attacking contact was called against Rhinos attack but Airey turned over another ball to regain possession for her side, Burger finished it 40-42. Rhinos forced Storm wide and off the sideline. Burger split to bring it to one 41-42. The ball fell off the backline for Rhinos but Magee came through with the turnover. Rushton drove the baseline to level the game at 42-42 to the crowds delight. Hall remained balanced to find Burger under the post 43-43.

Rushton held strong on the transition which saw Hall and Clarke work well on the circle edge. Rushton put the ball through the net but an offside call was made so it did not stand. Storm transitioned and converted Rhinos centre pass 43-45. Proscovia remained successful 43-46. The ball found Burger again who picked up her own rebound, 44-46. Rushton put a quick ball into Burger 45-47. Airey turned over ball from the body of Proscovia. Rhinos transitioned down court and it was Rushton who added one more 46-47. Rushton missed the shot but Burger picked up the rebound and put it through the net 47-47. The crowd really started getting behind their home side with just over one minute remaining. Grierson re-entered the game at GA. Hall placed a high ball over into Burger who held off Middleton 48-48. Oyesola tipped the ball but Storm have possession. Oyesola came out again to earn back the ball. Burger held strong and put one final goal through the net with seven seconds remaining 49-48. It was a Rhinos centre pass to end the game but time denied one more goal. Rhinos took the win 49-48.

Rhinos netball next visit the Leeds First Direct Arena on Sunday 8th May to take on Manchester Thunder, top of the table in the battle of the roses. Tickets are still available at tickets.therhinos.co.uk

Home Team:

GS – Sigi Burger

GA – Brie Grierson

WA – Amelia Hall

C – Jade Clarke

WD – Michelle Magee

GD – Vicki Oyesola

GK – Rebekah Airey

Res: Tuaine Keenan, Amy Clinton, Sienna Rushton, Lydia Walker, Paige Kindred

Away Team:

GS: Proscovia Peace

GA: Frankie Wells

WA – Yasmin Parsons

C – Mikki Austin

WD – Niamh Cooper

GD – Felisitus Kwanga

GK – Leah Middleton

Res: Sophia Candappa, Alima Priest, Ellie Kelk, Emma Magee, Grace Sullivan