• Warrington Wolves
  • 26 - 6

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Warrington Wolves
  • HT 20 - 0
  • Leeds Rhinos
2nd February 2019 | KO 17:15 | Halliwell Jones Stadium | Betfred Super League

Over 1,000 tickets sold for season opener

Warrington and Leeds come out to play each other at the launch of the Betfred Super League 2018.

Leeds Rhinos have now sold over 1,000 tickets for this Saturday’s opening game in the Betfred Super League at Warrington Wolves but tickets are still available from the ticket office at Emerald Headingley Stadium plus supporters can pay on the day at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The game kicks off at 5.15pm with the Wolves planning a dramatic pre-match entertainment programme to get the stadium rocking before kick off. Official coach travel to the game is now SOLD OUT with six coaches departing from Car Park F at Emerald Headingley Stadium at 2.15pm.

Fans can also choose to be picked up en-route from the Old Yorkshire Evening Post Clock Tower near Leeds City Centre. The coach will pick up from the bus stop on the slip road between Wellington Street and Wellington Road (A58). Please ensure you are present at your departure point at least 10 minutes before the departure time stated on your travel ticket. If you want to use the alternative pick up point you must have stated this when booking travel.

What are the match day ticket prices and which areas of the ground are available to purchase / preferable area for Leeds Rhinos Fans to purchase?

Tickets for the match will be available from Leeds Rhinos until 4pm on Friday 1st February (subject to availability). Ticket prices will increase by £2 on matchday. Tickets for the West Terrace behind the posts are £24 for adults, £18 for Concession (65+) and Young Adults (17-23)and £12 for Juniors when bought on the day of the game. Seated tickets will need to be purchased at the Warrington Ticket Office, however seats are very limited now so cannot be guaranteed on Matchday.

Where can fans buy tickets on match day?

Cash turnstiles are available on the West Terrace Turnstiles, for any seats into the North Stand please head to the Ticket Office to purchase these.

Where is the collection point for fans to collect tickets?

The Ticket Collection Window which is located near the Club Store is where all match day collections will be.

What time do the turnstiles open and which turnstiles would Leeds Rhinos Fans be best to use?

Turnstiles will open at 3.45pm, for away fans we recommend using turnstiles 22-28 for the West Terrace and turnstiles 1-3 for North stand Seated area.

How much are your match day programmes and where can these be purchased from?

Programmes are £3.00 and can be purchased by sellers within the concourse.

What parking (if any) is available for cars at the stadium and is there a cost?

There is no matchday parking is available on site, fans can use the car parks located near the Central Train Station however please note fans should not park on Tesco car park as they will be fined and ticketed.

Where is the coach parking and is there a cost?

Coach parking will be confirmed on arrival at the stadium. If a coach is parking away from the stadium, the coaches will be able to drop off and pick up fans from Dallam Lane (back of the West Terrace).

What food is available to purchase at the stadium and where are the food concessions?

There is a selection of food and drinks available from the kiosks in the concourse.

What bars are open for Leeds Rhinos Fans to purchase drinks from?

All bars are open to away fans in the concourses around the ground.

What pre-match entertainment is taking place on the pitch prior to kick off and from what time?

Clint Boon will be DJ’ing pre-match from 4.15pm, and our light show will begin at 5.05pm.

Is there any half time entertainment?
At half time come and try to “Beat the Wire Flyer”.

Any other information that would be good to promote to Leeds Rhinos fans ahead of the match?

Buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment and the MatchDay price increase, try and make sure you are in the ground early to see the light show.


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Leeds Rhinos Matt Parcell during the Super League clash between Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos.

Three first half tries from Warrington Wolves meant Leeds Rhinos left themselves a mountain to climb in the opening game of the 2019 Betfred Super League season as last year’s beaten Grand Finalists got off to a winning start in front of their own fans at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Tries from Stefan Ratchford, Daryl Clark and Josh Charnley plus four goals from Ratchford put the Wolves in command at half time leading 20-0 and although there was just a try apiece in the second half, Blake Austin for Warrington and Stevie Ward for the visitors it was a disappointing start to the new campaign for Dave Furner’s side.

The Rhinos could have taken an early lead when they Richie Myler and Konrad Hurrell combined to put Ash Handley away down the touchline. The winger drew the last man before passing back inside towards Hurrell but the centre had been taken out before he could get to the pass by Jack Hughes, who was promptly sent to the sin bin by referee Chris Kendall. Leeds could not make the possession count and they soon found themselves behind despite their numerical advantage.

Having conceded a penalty on half way, Leeds were unable to stop Stefan Ratchford as he cut back inside and stretched out to score. He converted his own try to make it 6-0 after 16 minutes.

The lead was extended after 22 minutes when the Rhinos were penalised for offside 30 metres from their own line and Ratchford was on target again just before Hughes returned to the field.

There was an element of controversy in the Wolves second try when hooker Daryl Clark regained his feet from a tackle and scampered over. Video referee James Child agreed with the on field decision and awarded the try judging that the Leeds defenders had fallen off the tackle whilst Clark was on the floor. Ratchford added the conversion to give his side a 14-0 lead.

The advantage was extended before the break when Leeds conceded a scrum near their line from a knock on and the home side spread the ball wide to eventually put Josh Charnley over in the corner. Ratchford was on target again from the touchline to make it 20-0 to Steve Price’s side at the interval.

The start of the second half was a tighter affair with both teams working hard on defence in the chilly conditions. Jack Walker and Tom Briscoe in particular were working incredibly hard to get their side up field and keep pressure on Warrington as they came away from their own line.

Just before the hour mark however Warrington struck for their fourth try as Blake Austin marked his debut for the Wolves as he cut back inside to take the offload and evade the cover to score. Ratchford was on target again to give his side a 26-0 lead.

Warrington were once again reduced to 12 men when Toby King was sin binned for a dangerous tackle on Stevie Ward in front of the Warrington posts.

Leeds did make the extra man count this time as Ward picked himself up and soon after managed to force his way over from close range. Tui Lolohea added the conversion to make it 26-6 with three minutes to go.

In the final minutes, Leeds could have had a second try but video referee James Child spotted that Ash Handley had gone into touch as he dramatically dived for the corner as Josh Charnley came across to tackle him.

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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