• Leeds Rhinos
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  • HT 6 - 14
  • NSW Country Rugby League
24th November 2019 | KO 12:00 | Emerald Headingley | Friendly

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Leeds Rhinos U16 10 NSW Country Rugby League U16 32

Photos courtesy of Craig Hawkhead Photography.

NSW Country Rugby League Under 16s produced a strong seven try performance at Emerald Headingley to beat Leeds Rhinos Under 16s 32-10.

The opening exchanges were tough for the young Rhinos as the tourists exerted their dominance early on, forcing early errors. It would be the undoing of Leeds as a knock on by hooker Jacob Dakayne gave Country Rugby League a good position to attack. A quick, free flowing set from the visitors towards the try line provided momentum and a wide pass from Bailey Cox sent Keegan Pace over in the corner. Thomas Weaver missed the conversion.

Leeds reacted through Max Simpson after ten minutes. A powerful drive up the middle from Billy Davies was built on by the Rhinos close to the try line. An injury to Country Rugby League’s Keegan Kenny paused play for a moment but Leeds kept the pressure on; Alfie Edgell providing a short pass for Simpson to charge his way over. Kai Morgan converted as the home side hit the front foot.

The Rhinos could have made it back to back tries but Sam Wroe’s effort was called back for a forward pass.

The game looked to be going in favour of the home side but two quick tries from the tourists turned the tables. First, Reagan Hurley was the benefactor from another Leeds knock on. With the Rhinos defending their own line, a swift move out to the left hand side opened space for the centre to drive through and score.

Jock Brazel put daylight between the two sides with his effort on the half hour mark. With Leeds defending their line once more, forward Mark Simon was held up under the posts thanks to great defence. On the next play though, a neat grubber kick from Weaver sat up nicely in the in goal area for Brazel to touch down. Matthew Noakes took over kicking duties to convert and make the score 14-6.

The young Rhinos managed to contain the visitors for the remaining minutes of the half; NSW Country Rugby League taking an eight point lead into the break.

 

At the start of the second half, errors continued to hamper the young Rhinos. A knock on from kick off put NSW Country Rugby League in a commanding position but Leeds’ defence held strong, only for Max Simpson to lose the ball on the ground to turn possession over once again.

Five consecutive sets from the tourists meant Leeds’ defence had to weather a storm but the pressure eventually turned into points for Country Rugby League ; Hurley taking a short pass from Riley Lack to run through and score his second of the afternoon.

Opposite centre Reef Sommerville added the visitors’ fifth try minutes later. A high bomb was’t taken in by the Leeds winger, allowing Sommerville to pick up the loose ball and power his way over to make the score 24-6.

There was still life in the young Rhinos though as Will Gatus grabbed the home side’s second of the game. A knock on by Country Rugby League from kick off provided Leeds with the perfect opportunity and they executed the play perfectly; Gatus staying in the field of play to dive in the corner. Morgan missed the conversion but Leeds had closed the scoreline to fourteen points.

With minutes left in the game, winger Rowan Mansfield and centre Keegan Pace sealed victory for Country Rugby League. More pressure on the Leeds line and quick hands helped Mansfield score his first of the game, crossing in the corner. Pace capped off the victory as another loose ball from Leeds was pounced upon by the centre, who had an easy finish to complete a 32-10 win.

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Photos courtesy of Craig Hawkhead Photography.

NSW Country Rugby League Under 16s produced a strong seven try performance at Emerald Headingley to beat Leeds Rhinos Under 16s 32-10.

The opening exchanges were tough for the young Rhinos as the tourists exerted their dominance early on, forcing early errors. It would be the undoing of Leeds as a knock on by hooker Jacob Dakayne gave Country Rugby League a good position to attack. A quick, free flowing set from the visitors towards the try line provided momentum and a wide pass from Bailey Cox sent Keegan Pace over in the corner. Thomas Weaver missed the conversion.

Leeds reacted through Max Simpson after ten minutes. A powerful drive up the middle from Billy Davies was built on by the Rhinos close to the try line. An injury to Country Rugby League’s Keegan Kenny paused play for a moment but Leeds kept the pressure on; Alfie Edgell providing a short pass for Simpson to charge his way over. Kai Morgan converted as the home side hit the front foot.

The Rhinos could have made it back to back tries but Sam Wroe’s effort was called back for a forward pass.

The game looked to be going in favour of the home side but two quick tries from the tourists turned the tables. First, Reagan Hurley was the benefactor from another Leeds knock on. With the Rhinos defending their own line, a swift move out to the left hand side opened space for the centre to drive through and score.

Jock Brazel put daylight between the two sides with his effort on the half hour mark. With Leeds defending their line once more, forward Mark Simon was held up under the posts thanks to great defence. On the next play though, a neat grubber kick from Weaver sat up nicely in the in goal area for Brazel to touch down. Matthew Noakes took over kicking duties to convert and make the score 14-6.

The young Rhinos managed to contain the visitors for the remaining minutes of the half; NSW Country Rugby League taking an eight point lead into the break.

 

At the start of the second half, errors continued to hamper the young Rhinos. A knock on from kick off put NSW Country Rugby League in a commanding position but Leeds’ defence held strong, only for Max Simpson to lose the ball on the ground to turn possession over once again.

Five consecutive sets from the tourists meant Leeds’ defence had to weather a storm but the pressure eventually turned into points for Country Rugby League ; Hurley taking a short pass from Riley Lack to run through and score his second of the afternoon.

Opposite centre Reef Sommerville added the visitors’ fifth try minutes later. A high bomb was’t taken in by the Leeds winger, allowing Sommerville to pick up the loose ball and power his way over to make the score 24-6.

There was still life in the young Rhinos though as Will Gatus grabbed the home side’s second of the game. A knock on by Country Rugby League from kick off provided Leeds with the perfect opportunity and they executed the play perfectly; Gatus staying in the field of play to dive in the corner. Morgan missed the conversion but Leeds had closed the scoreline to fourteen points.

With minutes left in the game, winger Rowan Mansfield and centre Keegan Pace sealed victory for Country Rugby League. More pressure on the Leeds line and quick hands helped Mansfield score his first of the game, crossing in the corner. Pace capped off the victory as another loose ball from Leeds was pounced upon by the centre, who had an easy finish to complete a 32-10 win.