• St Helens
  • 42 - 24

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • St Helens
  • HT 14 - 6
  • Leeds Rhinos
18th June 2022 | KO 13:00 | Totally Wicked Stadium | U18s Academy Championship

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St Helens U18s 42 Leeds Rhinos U18s 24

Leeds Rhinos travelled to the Totally Wicked Stadium for their ninth game of the season and were aiming to build on their win against Wakefield in their last game when they faced St Helens for the first time that season.

Leeds took the lead through a Will Gatus try but the home side came back to take the lead at the break in a tight contest.  Chev Walkers team managed to cross for three more tries in the second half but Saints never lost control and earned the 42-24 win.

Dylan Proud and Alfie Edgell combined to put Gatus in for the first try in the corner after 18 minutes and Riley Lumb successfully added the touchline conversion.

Four minutes later St Helens responded through Eliot Peposhi.  From a St Helens scrum the hosts made good metres, but the Leeds defence held both McKenzie Buckley and George Delaney short and then Kalan Devine charged his way to just inches before the line for St Helens, before the loose forward found his way over next to the posts and Ellis Archer added the simple conversion to level the scores to 6-6.

On 26 minutes Leeds were awarded a penalty on their own 10 metre line but they were unable to make to make it out of their 20 with their next set of six.  Toby Warren was driven back by the impressive Saints forwards on the fifth tackle and Leeds then fumbled their first kick but were able to regain possession but the second went straight into the hands of Ben Lane and eventually the ball was spread wide to Keane Gilford who was able to race through for a try in the corner to give St Helens the 10-6 lead.

Archer missed the conversion, but the home side were able to extend their lead before the break.  After winning a penalty on the 35th minute St Helens made the most of their possession and after the first tackle, the ball was passed between five players out wide to Sam Haynes who dived over Gatus in the corner.  Once again the conversion was missed but Saints went in at the break with a 14-6 lead.

Leeds got the first points of the second half on 45 minutes.  A chip kick from Jack Smith was knocked back from St Helens into the hands of Billy Davies and then Smith picked the ball from dummy half and powered through his tacklers to go through for Leeds’ second try of the game.  Lumb was on target with the conversion to bring his team to within two points.

On 48 minutes Leeds took the lead after from Max Simpson made a great break from his own half before offloading to the supporting Alfie Edgell who sprinted clear from just after the half way line to go over for the try and once again Lumb added the extras from in front of the posts.

The visitors were unable to build on this lead and St Helens fought back to score four unanswered tries in 20 minutes.  First up Gilford went over for his second after Will Roberts spotted him out on the wing with space to run through.  Roberts then added the conversion. On 59 minutes Ciran Nolan caught the Leeds defence out when he darted over from dummy half.  Roberts’ conversion making it 26-18.

After pressure on the Leeds line, St Helens eventually found their way over again after 62 when a great pass from Lane to Gilford set up the winger to complete his hat trick with another try in the corner.  This time Roberts was unable to add the extra two with the kick.

Nolan got his second of the game ten minutes later, Lane once again the provider with a short pass to the hooker who dummied and sneaked through a gap for Saints’ seventh try of the game.  Roberts’ conversion made it 36-18.

With five minutes left Leeds pulled one back, with Simpson putting Ben Littlewood through for a try next to the posts.  Riley Lumb converted to make it 36-24, but with a minute left to play Noah Stephens charged his way under the posts for St Helens and Roberts converted to wrap up a 42-24 for the homeside.

 

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St Helens U18s 42 Leeds Rhinos U18s 24

Leeds Rhinos travelled to the Totally Wicked Stadium for their ninth game of the season and were aiming to build on their win against Wakefield in their last game when they faced St Helens for the first time that season.

Leeds took the lead through a Will Gatus try but the home side came back to take the lead at the break in a tight contest.  Chev Walkers team managed to cross for three more tries in the second half but Saints never lost control and earned the 42-24 win.

Dylan Proud and Alfie Edgell combined to put Gatus in for the first try in the corner after 18 minutes and Riley Lumb successfully added the touchline conversion.

Four minutes later St Helens responded through Eliot Peposhi.  From a St Helens scrum the hosts made good metres, but the Leeds defence held both McKenzie Buckley and George Delaney short and then Kalan Devine charged his way to just inches before the line for St Helens, before the loose forward found his way over next to the posts and Ellis Archer added the simple conversion to level the scores to 6-6.

On 26 minutes Leeds were awarded a penalty on their own 10 metre line but they were unable to make to make it out of their 20 with their next set of six.  Toby Warren was driven back by the impressive Saints forwards on the fifth tackle and Leeds then fumbled their first kick but were able to regain possession but the second went straight into the hands of Ben Lane and eventually the ball was spread wide to Keane Gilford who was able to race through for a try in the corner to give St Helens the 10-6 lead.

Archer missed the conversion, but the home side were able to extend their lead before the break.  After winning a penalty on the 35th minute St Helens made the most of their possession and after the first tackle, the ball was passed between five players out wide to Sam Haynes who dived over Gatus in the corner.  Once again the conversion was missed but Saints went in at the break with a 14-6 lead.

Leeds got the first points of the second half on 45 minutes.  A chip kick from Jack Smith was knocked back from St Helens into the hands of Billy Davies and then Smith picked the ball from dummy half and powered through his tacklers to go through for Leeds’ second try of the game.  Lumb was on target with the conversion to bring his team to within two points.

On 48 minutes Leeds took the lead after from Max Simpson made a great break from his own half before offloading to the supporting Alfie Edgell who sprinted clear from just after the half way line to go over for the try and once again Lumb added the extras from in front of the posts.

The visitors were unable to build on this lead and St Helens fought back to score four unanswered tries in 20 minutes.  First up Gilford went over for his second after Will Roberts spotted him out on the wing with space to run through.  Roberts then added the conversion. On 59 minutes Ciran Nolan caught the Leeds defence out when he darted over from dummy half.  Roberts’ conversion making it 26-18.

After pressure on the Leeds line, St Helens eventually found their way over again after 62 when a great pass from Lane to Gilford set up the winger to complete his hat trick with another try in the corner.  This time Roberts was unable to add the extra two with the kick.

Nolan got his second of the game ten minutes later, Lane once again the provider with a short pass to the hooker who dummied and sneaked through a gap for Saints’ seventh try of the game.  Roberts’ conversion made it 36-18.

With five minutes left Leeds pulled one back, with Simpson putting Ben Littlewood through for a try next to the posts.  Riley Lumb converted to make it 36-24, but with a minute left to play Noah Stephens charged his way under the posts for St Helens and Roberts converted to wrap up a 42-24 for the homeside.

 

Team Performance

Goals

4

4

Tries

9

4

Player Performance

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Neil Tchamambe0000000
Jack Smith1000000
Max Simpson0000000
Will Gatus1000000
Alfie Edgell1000000
Riley Lumb0400000
Jake Higgins0000000
Dylan Proud0000000
Ashton Robinson0000000
Billy Davies0000000
Toby Warren0000000
Ben Littlewood1000000
Interchanges
Ethan Spear0000000
Harrison Gilmore0000000
Jack Johnson0000000
Blake Morgan0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Ben Lane0000000
Sam Haynes1000000
Jonothon Vaughan0000000
Dayon Sambou0000000
Keane Gilford3000000
Ellis Archer0100000
Will Roberts1200000
George Delaney0000000
Ciaran Nolan2000000
Kalan Devine0000000
McKenzie Buckley0000000
Nathan Bannerman0000000
Eliot Peposhi1000000
Interchanges
Harvey Braddish0000000
Alfie Sinclair0000000
Noah Stephens1000000
Brett Bailey0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards