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9th June 2021 | KO 18:30 | Emerald Headingley | U16s Scholarship

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Five players set for first scholarship appearance vs Wakefield

Picture courtesy of Craig Hawkhead Photography

Leeds Rhinos Under-16s are back in action for the second time in 2021 tomorrow night against local rivals Wakefield Trinity Under-16s at Emerald Headingley, kick off 6:30pm.

After beating London Broncos Under-16s 48-8 at the end of May, Mark Butterill’s side are hoping to make it two wins in a row on Wednesday night below the Headingley lights. It will be the first time that this year’s cohort have played an Under-16s game at the stadium, although a number of players did feature for the Under-17s side seven days ago.

Five players are set to make their first ever appearance in a Rhinos shirt having signed for the scholarship last year. East Leeds pair Sonny Pattison and Mark Nelson follow a long line of players from the community club to join the Rhinos, while Leo Evans (Birkenshaw), Ben Findlay (Hunslet Parkside) and Harry Taylor (Guiseley Rangers) are also set to make their scholarship debuts for Butterill’s side.

Fellow first year scholarship players Fergus McCormack, Lloyd McEwan-Peters and Joe Phillips made their first appearance for Butterill’s side against the Broncos at Richmond two weeks ago and are set to play again on Wednesday night. The remaining ten players have all featured for the Under-17s team; Riley Lumb, Jack Johnson and Jack Smith all scoring in the 44-24 win against London last week while Jack Sinfield added four goals. Sinfield will also captain the side for the second time this year.

The team in full is:

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Picture courtesy of Craig Hawkhead Photography

Leeds Rhinos Under-16s recorded eleven tries at Emerald Headingley to beat Wakefield Trinity Under-16s 58-0; Riley Lumb, Lloyd McEwan-Peters, Alfie Beresford, Jude Thompson, Jack Johnson, Ben Findlay all scoring tries as well as Sonny Pattison and Jack Sinfield, who scored two each.

The home side ran riot in the first half, scoring six tries across the 40 minutes. Although they made a nervous start to the game, Leeds soon settled into their rhythm and got their first try through Jack Sinfield. Wakefield had successfully defended the Rhinos for the first five minutes but a big hit from Tobias Gibson dislodged the ball from Charlie Tetley’s hands and turned possession over to Leeds. With ball in hand, Alfie Beresford almost sneaked his way between the uprights but was held up. After Sinfield’s fifth tackle kick caught Trinity full back Charlie Pratt in-goal, Leeds came for the try line once more and Sinfield cut his way through the heart of the Wakefield defence and reached out to get the ball down.

Wakefield were caught in goal once again in the build up to Leeds’ second try in a matter of minutes. Sinfield’s grubber kick for the in goal area was collected by wingerGeorge Burton, who was forced to take the ball over the dead ball line, gifting the Rhinos a repeat set. After Thompson had tried to put Beresford in to score, on the next play, the ball was moved left to McEwan-Peters, who had an easy finish in the corner.

Wakefield’s best chance came after the young Rhinos had taken the score to 10-0. Trinity benefitted from a mistimed pass from Riley Lumb and a head high tackle gave the visitors their best field position but a break down the edge was halted by Leeds and Jack Smith cleaned the ball up to deny the visitors of points.

Over the next seven minutes, three more Leeds tries were scored, courtesy of Sinfield, Lumb and Beresford. For Sinfield’s second of the game, a penalty for a strip on Blake Morgan pushed Trinity back towards their own goal posts and as Leeds took the ball to the line with Sinfield, the half back’s pass rebounded off a Wakefield player and into the arms of Jack Johnson, who then passed inside for Sinfield to score. Off the restart, a strong attacking set, led by Leeds’ substitutes, allowed Mark Butterill’s side to open up space in the centre of the field and the speedster Lumb managed to weave his way through the Wakefield defence and score under the posts untouched.

Another error by Trinity proved their downfall once again with ten minutes to go. A knock on after Trinity had kept Leeds out was painful for the visitors and Beresford, who was lively all evening, took the opportunity with both hands, sprinting out of dummy half to get his name on the scoresheet. Sinfield converted all three tries to make the score 28-0.

There was one last hurrah for Leeds before the half time whistle sounded. Beresford made a great one on one steal to keep Leeds in possession close to their opponents line and after Sinfield had almost got his hat trick try, the Leeds hooker fed Thompson, who spun out of one tackle to then touch down. Sinfield added the goal to take the Rhinos into half time with a 34-0 lead.


The Rhinos came out for the second half still thirsty for points and they added four more tries to take the scoreline to beyond 50. Sinfield continued to create, making a clean break through the Trinity line before offloading to Johnson, who had to wrestle his way to the try line.

Trinity almost get their first points of the game from a break by hooker Jake Camplin, who then found Pratt in support but the full back was dragged down short of the line before he could get the ball down.

The Rhinos kept coming and there was debut tries for Sonny Pattison and Ben Findlay. Pattison got over for two tries inside of ten minutes to mark his first appearance for Butterill’s side, finishing off a great sweeping move to score in the corner before then supporting a break by Lumb to get in under the posts.

Minutes after Pattison’s second try, Findlay got in on the action too. A high bomb by Sinfield swirled above the head of Trinity winger Harvey Smith and as the ball came off his finger tips, McEwan-Peters was there to take the loose ball and then offload for the young winger to score his first Under-16s try and make the score 52-0.

Half back Fergus McCormack rounded off the scoring; supporting a break by McEwan-Peters, who grubber kicked the ball through for the half back to get over the line and seal a 58-0 win for Leeds.

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