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18th September 2021 | KO 12:00 | Kingston Park |

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Newcastle Thunder U19 16 Leeds Rhinos U19 68

A J Wallace (10) of Leeds Rhinos

Four tries from Corey Hall led the charge for Leeds Rhinos Under-19s as they convincingly beat Newcastle Thunder Under-19s 68-16 at Kingston Park.

Eight tries in the first half saw Chev Walker’s side finish the match before it really got going. The young Rhinos were quick out of the blocks from kick off as AJ Wallace and Ben Mayhew made early breaks that moved Leeds to within scoring range. Unable to get over the whitewash, Kai Morgan earned the visitors a repeat set as his high kick forced the Newcastle full back to take the ball in his own in goal area. After the goal line drop out, Jack Sinfield tried to get through the Thunder defence himself before on the next play, Morgan sprinted for the posts and threw a convincing dummy to score.

A dangerous tackle on Luca Atkinson promoted Leeds upfield again, only this time Morgan’s grubber kick on the fifth tackle evaded both Atkinson and Corey Hall to run out of play. Newcastle attempted to counter but as they moved out to the left, the referee spotted a forward pass and the Rhinos reclaimed the ball. A further penalty against Thunder for markers that weren’t square allowed Leeds more points; Bailey Aldridge setting up Sinfield for his first academy try.

A knock on by Levi Edwards from the restart gave Newcastle their first points of the game, Elliot Shaw evading the challenge of Hall and Coby Nichol to bring the score back to 12-6, but Edwards soon made up for his error by breaking through the heart of Newcastle’s defence with a strong drive before passing back inside to put Corey Hall under the posts.

Hall, who had been moved into the second rows, added a second try, after a break by Wallace broke the Thunder defence again and following opportunities for both Simpson and Keenan Dyer-Dixon, the former Sheffield junior was in for his hat trick try; Hall combined with Snee but as the prop couldn’t get over the line, the forward went out of dummy half to score his third try of the game.

The tries didn’t stop for the young Rhinos as Edwards, Will Gatus and Dyer-Dixon added their names to the growing scoresheet. From the restart, after Hall’s third try, substitute Danny Salkeld drove the ball back in towards the left of the Newcastle defence and connected up with Simpson, who went on the break with Salkeld in support. The prop was eventually tackled but that didn’t stop the young Rhinos’ desire; Edwards being put in space by a long pass from Morgan and the centre bounced out of the attempted tackle by the Newcastle defender to score.

No sooner had the scoreboard ticked over, Will Gatus marked his return to Walker’s side with a try of his own, after Hall and Edwards connected up once again to catch Newcastle out. As the half drew to a close, Nichol was finding the same gaps out on the right edge and went for the try himself but Thunder were up to the challenge. Hall, Morgan and Atkinson again took control of the ball and exchanged passes to get the ball across the width of the pitch and into the arms of Dyer-Dixon, who strolled in for Leeds’ eighth of the match. Sinfield converted six from seven attempts as the Rhinos took a 46-6 point lead into the break.

 

After Hall’s kick off went out on the full at the start of the second half, Newcastle got their second of the game as Oliver Bibby produced an acrobatic finish in the corner but the Rhinos continued to dominate the game.

The ‘Hall-Edwards’ combination proved fatal following the Thunder try as the duo combined once again to put Hall over for his fourth of the afternoon before Leeds’ defence was tested again by two repeat sets from Newcastle on the Rhinos try line. The pressure was broken though when a string of passes towards the wing wasn’t quick enough and Simpson and Dyer-Dixon forced the Newcastle winger over the sideline.

Both sides exchanged a couple of chances, Aldridge having the best for Leeds as he was unable to score from close range, but after a knock on by Newcastle as they were trying to clear their line invited Leeds forward again. Going down the right, Morgan put Edwards through a small gap but with a Thunder defender hanging on, the centre found Edgell in support and the substitute played a great final pass to put Gatus over for his second of the game.

The reintroduction of the barnstorming Wallace gave Leeds revitalised energy as the prop made drives through the centre of the field to allow half backs Morgan, Sinfield and Edgell to work their magic. Just passed the hour mark, following a Wallace run, Atkinson provided Sinfield with a nice pass and the young half back obliged to cut through the Thunder defence and score.

Wallace grabbed a try of his own off the back of a break by Snee before Newcastle got their third try of the game through Jordan Webster but the damage was done; the young Rhinos walking away with a 68-16 result.

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A J Wallace (10) of Leeds Rhinos

Four tries from Corey Hall led the charge for Leeds Rhinos Under-19s as they convincingly beat Newcastle Thunder Under-19s 68-16 at Kingston Park.

Eight tries in the first half saw Chev Walker’s side finish the match before it really got going. The young Rhinos were quick out of the blocks from kick off as AJ Wallace and Ben Mayhew made early breaks that moved Leeds to within scoring range. Unable to get over the whitewash, Kai Morgan earned the visitors a repeat set as his high kick forced the Newcastle full back to take the ball in his own in goal area. After the goal line drop out, Jack Sinfield tried to get through the Thunder defence himself before on the next play, Morgan sprinted for the posts and threw a convincing dummy to score.

A dangerous tackle on Luca Atkinson promoted Leeds upfield again, only this time Morgan’s grubber kick on the fifth tackle evaded both Atkinson and Corey Hall to run out of play. Newcastle attempted to counter but as they moved out to the left, the referee spotted a forward pass and the Rhinos reclaimed the ball. A further penalty against Thunder for markers that weren’t square allowed Leeds more points; Bailey Aldridge setting up Sinfield for his first academy try.

A knock on by Levi Edwards from the restart gave Newcastle their first points of the game, Elliot Shaw evading the challenge of Hall and Coby Nichol to bring the score back to 12-6, but Edwards soon made up for his error by breaking through the heart of Newcastle’s defence with a strong drive before passing back inside to put Corey Hall under the posts.

Hall, who had been moved into the second rows, added a second try, after a break by Wallace broke the Thunder defence again and following opportunities for both Simpson and Keenan Dyer-Dixon, the former Sheffield junior was in for his hat trick try; Hall combined with Snee but as the prop couldn’t get over the line, the forward went out of dummy half to score his third try of the game.

The tries didn’t stop for the young Rhinos as Edwards, Will Gatus and Dyer-Dixon added their names to the growing scoresheet. From the restart, after Hall’s third try, substitute Danny Salkeld drove the ball back in towards the left of the Newcastle defence and connected up with Simpson, who went on the break with Salkeld in support. The prop was eventually tackled but that didn’t stop the young Rhinos’ desire; Edwards being put in space by a long pass from Morgan and the centre bounced out of the attempted tackle by the Newcastle defender to score.

No sooner had the scoreboard ticked over, Will Gatus marked his return to Walker’s side with a try of his own, after Hall and Edwards connected up once again to catch Newcastle out. As the half drew to a close, Nichol was finding the same gaps out on the right edge and went for the try himself but Thunder were up to the challenge. Hall, Morgan and Atkinson again took control of the ball and exchanged passes to get the ball across the width of the pitch and into the arms of Dyer-Dixon, who strolled in for Leeds’ eighth of the match. Sinfield converted six from seven attempts as the Rhinos took a 46-6 point lead into the break.

 

After Hall’s kick off went out on the full at the start of the second half, Newcastle got their second of the game as Oliver Bibby produced an acrobatic finish in the corner but the Rhinos continued to dominate the game.

The ‘Hall-Edwards’ combination proved fatal following the Thunder try as the duo combined once again to put Hall over for his fourth of the afternoon before Leeds’ defence was tested again by two repeat sets from Newcastle on the Rhinos try line. The pressure was broken though when a string of passes towards the wing wasn’t quick enough and Simpson and Dyer-Dixon forced the Newcastle winger over the sideline.

Both sides exchanged a couple of chances, Aldridge having the best for Leeds as he was unable to score from close range, but after a knock on by Newcastle as they were trying to clear their line invited Leeds forward again. Going down the right, Morgan put Edwards through a small gap but with a Thunder defender hanging on, the centre found Edgell in support and the substitute played a great final pass to put Gatus over for his second of the game.

The reintroduction of the barnstorming Wallace gave Leeds revitalised energy as the prop made drives through the centre of the field to allow half backs Morgan, Sinfield and Edgell to work their magic. Just passed the hour mark, following a Wallace run, Atkinson provided Sinfield with a nice pass and the young half back obliged to cut through the Thunder defence and score.

Wallace grabbed a try of his own off the back of a break by Snee before Newcastle got their third try of the game through Jordan Webster but the damage was done; the young Rhinos walking away with a 68-16 result.

Team Performance

Goals

2

10

Tries

3

12

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Coby Nichol0000000
Will Gatus2000000
Levi Edwards1000000
Max Simpson0000000
Keenan Dyer-Dixon1000000
Jack Sinfield21000000
Kai Morgan1000000
AJ Wallace1000000
Bailey Aldridge0000000
Joe Hird0000000
Corey Hall4000000
Ben Mayhew0000000
Luca Atkinson0000000
Interchanges
Alfie Edgell0000000
Nathan Snee0000000
Joe Gibbons0000000
Danny Salkeld0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
William Groves0000000
Matthew Parks0000000
Thomas Moore0000000
Evan Lawther0000000
Oliver Bibby1000000
Elliot Shaw1000000
Jack Skelton0000000
Tyler Hepple0000000
Ryan Crossley0000000
Noel Branthwaite0000000
Jordan Webster1200000
Todd Wilkinson0000000
William Lintin0000000
Interchanges
Oliver Redding0000000
Henry Bowler0000000
Matthew Webster0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards