• Leeds Rhinos Women
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  • Castleford Tigers Women
  • Leeds Rhinos Women
  • Castleford Tigers Women
17th August 2019 | KO 13:00 | Emerald Headingley Stadium | Women's Super League

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Leeds Rhinos Women 26 Castleford Tigers Women 36

By Matthew Wright

It would be a dramatic game full of twists and turns as Leeds searched for back to back wins over their biggest rivals, the Castleford Tigers. The Tigers after retribution from their Challenge Cup loss.

Courtney Hill got the Rhinos off to the perfect start, her kick off bouncing over the head of Grace Field and over the dead ball line.

Leeds had enjoyed the majority of the early possession and would soon hit the front, Char Booth going over on the left wing after just four minutes. Tash Gaines shooting out of dummy half to supply the second rower to surge over from 10 metres out. Courntey Hill on hand to convert.

The Tigers would strike back quickly, Eastwood on the receiving end of a sliding line move from Castleford, Shona Hoyle able to free her arm from Fran Goldthorp’s tackle to put the centre into the right corner, Stanley unable to convert.

Tash Gaines would once more create the try. A loose ball knocked on by the visitors handing Leeds possession 10 metres out, Gaines breaking from the base of the scrum and taking the ball to the line then releasing Madison Laverick into the right corner, Courtney Hill able to convert and Leeds taking a 12-4 lead.

On the half hour mark the Tigers would claw the game back, Gentles shaking free to make 40 metres and laying the platform for her teammates, Roche spreading the ball to the Rhinos left edge again and this time Shona Hoyle not needing the support, Stanley converting, 12-10 Leeds.

The ghost of players past would once more haunt the Rhinos, Rhiannion Marshall scoring just minutes from half-time, the Tigers Loose bumping her way over to give her side the lead for the first time in the game, Stanley missing the kick.

The Rhinos would have the last laugh of the half, a high tackle from Watts putting Leeds in prime position. Courtney Hill taking the ball to the line and popping it up for Danielle Anderson, the powerhouse forward able to get the offload away to Hill next to the posts. Hill converting once more to give the Rhinos an 18-14 lead at the half.

The Tigers came out swinging in the second half, the Tigers winning the ball back off the kick and immediately going on the march towards the Rhinos line. Marshall once the more a thorn in the Rhinos side, Marshall crabbing across the line and offloading for Maisie Lumb to cross in the corner. Stanley unable to convert to leave it 18-18.

The Tigers would once more reclaim the lead with half an hour left to play. Castleford forcing a repeat set and moving the ball from right to left and Georgia Roche would spot a gap to slide through and score, Stanley unable to convert.

Lumb would get her second of the game in controversial fashion, the winger appearing to be over the side-line at the point of grounding the ball but the referee making the judgement call that the try standing, Garner unable to convert from the right wing as Castleford holding a 26-18 lead.

Courtney Hill would grab her second of the game from a Danielle Anderson offload. Hill picking the ball up 20 metres from the Castleford line and darting the gap to put Leeds back in touching distance, Hill missing her first kick of the day to leave the score 26-22 in Castleford’s favour.

A Rhinos mistake would cost Leeds with 15 minutes left to play, Roche’s kick evading the defence and Rhiannion Marshall was on hand to dive on the loose ball, Garner kicking the goal to push Castleford to a 32-22 lead.

The Tigers would put the game to bed with 10 minutes left to play, Lacey Owen crashing into the left corner against the run of play, Stanley missing the kick, 36-22. Elle Frain would hand Leeds a late consolation try to close the gap on the scoreboard and leave the final score at 36-26.

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By Matthew Wright

It would be a dramatic game full of twists and turns as Leeds searched for back to back wins over their biggest rivals, the Castleford Tigers. The Tigers after retribution from their Challenge Cup loss.

Courtney Hill got the Rhinos off to the perfect start, her kick off bouncing over the head of Grace Field and over the dead ball line.

Leeds had enjoyed the majority of the early possession and would soon hit the front, Char Booth going over on the left wing after just four minutes. Tash Gaines shooting out of dummy half to supply the second rower to surge over from 10 metres out. Courntey Hill on hand to convert.

The Tigers would strike back quickly, Eastwood on the receiving end of a sliding line move from Castleford, Shona Hoyle able to free her arm from Fran Goldthorp’s tackle to put the centre into the right corner, Stanley unable to convert.

Tash Gaines would once more create the try. A loose ball knocked on by the visitors handing Leeds possession 10 metres out, Gaines breaking from the base of the scrum and taking the ball to the line then releasing Madison Laverick into the right corner, Courtney Hill able to convert and Leeds taking a 12-4 lead.

On the half hour mark the Tigers would claw the game back, Gentles shaking free to make 40 metres and laying the platform for her teammates, Roche spreading the ball to the Rhinos left edge again and this time Shona Hoyle not needing the support, Stanley converting, 12-10 Leeds.

The ghost of players past would once more haunt the Rhinos, Rhiannion Marshall scoring just minutes from half-time, the Tigers Loose bumping her way over to give her side the lead for the first time in the game, Stanley missing the kick.

The Rhinos would have the last laugh of the half, a high tackle from Watts putting Leeds in prime position. Courtney Hill taking the ball to the line and popping it up for Danielle Anderson, the powerhouse forward able to get the offload away to Hill next to the posts. Hill converting once more to give the Rhinos an 18-14 lead at the half.

The Tigers came out swinging in the second half, the Tigers winning the ball back off the kick and immediately going on the march towards the Rhinos line. Marshall once the more a thorn in the Rhinos side, Marshall crabbing across the line and offloading for Maisie Lumb to cross in the corner. Stanley unable to convert to leave it 18-18.

The Tigers would once more reclaim the lead with half an hour left to play. Castleford forcing a repeat set and moving the ball from right to left and Georgia Roche would spot a gap to slide through and score, Stanley unable to convert.

Lumb would get her second of the game in controversial fashion, the winger appearing to be over the side-line at the point of grounding the ball but the referee making the judgement call that the try standing, Garner unable to convert from the right wing as Castleford holding a 26-18 lead.

Courtney Hill would grab her second of the game from a Danielle Anderson offload. Hill picking the ball up 20 metres from the Castleford line and darting the gap to put Leeds back in touching distance, Hill missing her first kick of the day to leave the score 26-22 in Castleford’s favour.

A Rhinos mistake would cost Leeds with 15 minutes left to play, Roche’s kick evading the defence and Rhiannion Marshall was on hand to dive on the loose ball, Garner kicking the goal to push Castleford to a 32-22 lead.

The Tigers would put the game to bed with 10 minutes left to play, Lacey Owen crashing into the left corner against the run of play, Stanley missing the kick, 36-22. Elle Frain would hand Leeds a late consolation try to close the gap on the scoreboard and leave the final score at 36-26.