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13th July 2019 | KO 12:00 | Victoria Park | U19 Academy fixtures 2019

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Warrington Wolves U19s 6 Leeds Rhinos U19s 36

After their performance against Castleford Tigers last Thursday, Leeds Rhinos Under 19s didn’t let their lead slip against Warrington Wolves under 19s, claiming a 36-6 win at Victoria Park thanks to four tries from Iwan Stephens.

With play off rivals St Helens beating the Tigers on Friday night, a win for Rob Burrow’s side was crucial if they wanted to reclaim second spot in the table and the young Rhinos didn’t disappoint against Paul Anderson’s side, who were battling to stay in the top four.

The home side would remain scoreless in the first half as the Rhinos ran in 22 unanswered points. Full back Liam Whitton crossed first after a strong drive at the posts by Brad Martin set the Rhinos up to strike. Moving to the left side of the field, a miss-timed pass by Loui McConnell went to ground before being picked up by Whitton, who weaved his way passed three Warrington defenders to open the scoring. Harvey Spence slotted the conversion to make the score 6-0.

The full back would be in again moments later. After Sam Walters found Ben Markland in space on the left edge, the winger was chopped down five metres from the try line. On the next play, a grubber kick in behind by Walters was left by Wolves half back Joe Barnes, allowing Whitton to dot the ball down before it went over the dead ball line.

Walters would turn from provider to scorer to take Leeds up to a three score lead. With the Rhinos once again working their way into Wolves territory, off the back of a strong drive by Jarrod O’Connor, Spence attacked down the left side once more and provided a short pass for second rower Walters to break through a gap left in the Warrington defence. Stepping full back Josh Thewlis, nothing was going to deny Walters his eighth try of the season. Spence missed the conversion to keep the score at 16-0.

Burrow’s side concluded the first half scoring off the back of a Warrington error. Ten metres from the try line, the Wolves’ defence couldn’t withstand Leeds’ potent attack as from the scrum, Spence and Walters combined to set up Iwan Stephens, who ran through another gaping hole in the Warrington defence to add his name to the scoresheet on half time. Spence converted to make the score 22-0 at the break.

 

Stephens would be the only Leeds try scorer in the second half, crossing three times to win the game for the visitors. With the Rhinos once again pressurising the left edge of the Wolves, a wide pass from Spence sent Stephens away. Tied to the touchline, the winger did well to evade the challenges of Aaron Pimblett, Thewlis and Barnes to ground the ball for a second time in the match.

He would claim his hat trick to take Leeds over 30 points. With the Warrington defence once again sucked in, a quick passing move from Spence and Walters gave half back Harry Anderson time to feed Ben Markland into space. Moving into the Wolves’ 30 metre area, Markland timed his pass to perfection to send Stephens away for his third try of the game. Spence converted to make the score 32-0.

The winger made it thirteen tries for the season to complete the win for Leeds. Another left hand shift was executed to perfection as Whitton’s pass over the top found Stephens, who leaped and reached out to ground the ball under pressure from opposite winger Pimblett.

The Wolves would score a consolation try before the full time whistle thanks to half back Joe Barnes. From the play of the ball by Dave Gibbons, Barnes squirted out of dummy half and squeezing in between Oli Burton and Rian Rowley to score to the right side of the posts. Thewlis converted but it wasn’t enough as the Rhinos claimed a twelfth win of the season and stayed within a point of St Helens in second place.

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Warrington Wolves U19s 6 Leeds Rhinos U19s 36

After their performance against Castleford Tigers last Thursday, Leeds Rhinos Under 19s didn’t let their lead slip against Warrington Wolves under 19s, claiming a 36-6 win at Victoria Park thanks to four tries from Iwan Stephens.

With play off rivals St Helens beating the Tigers on Friday night, a win for Rob Burrow’s side was crucial if they wanted to reclaim second spot in the table and the young Rhinos didn’t disappoint against Paul Anderson’s side, who were battling to stay in the top four.

The home side would remain scoreless in the first half as the Rhinos ran in 22 unanswered points. Full back Liam Whitton crossed first after a strong drive at the posts by Brad Martin set the Rhinos up to strike. Moving to the left side of the field, a miss-timed pass by Loui McConnell went to ground before being picked up by Whitton, who weaved his way passed three Warrington defenders to open the scoring. Harvey Spence slotted the conversion to make the score 6-0.

The full back would be in again moments later. After Sam Walters found Ben Markland in space on the left edge, the winger was chopped down five metres from the try line. On the next play, a grubber kick in behind by Walters was left by Wolves half back Joe Barnes, allowing Whitton to dot the ball down before it went over the dead ball line.

Walters would turn from provider to scorer to take Leeds up to a three score lead. With the Rhinos once again working their way into Wolves territory, off the back of a strong drive by Jarrod O’Connor, Spence attacked down the left side once more and provided a short pass for second rower Walters to break through a gap left in the Warrington defence. Stepping full back Josh Thewlis, nothing was going to deny Walters his eighth try of the season. Spence missed the conversion to keep the score at 16-0.

Burrow’s side concluded the first half scoring off the back of a Warrington error. Ten metres from the try line, the Wolves’ defence couldn’t withstand Leeds’ potent attack as from the scrum, Spence and Walters combined to set up Iwan Stephens, who ran through another gaping hole in the Warrington defence to add his name to the scoresheet on half time. Spence converted to make the score 22-0 at the break.

 

Stephens would be the only Leeds try scorer in the second half, crossing three times to win the game for the visitors. With the Rhinos once again pressurising the left edge of the Wolves, a wide pass from Spence sent Stephens away. Tied to the touchline, the winger did well to evade the challenges of Aaron Pimblett, Thewlis and Barnes to ground the ball for a second time in the match.

He would claim his hat trick to take Leeds over 30 points. With the Warrington defence once again sucked in, a quick passing move from Spence and Walters gave half back Harry Anderson time to feed Ben Markland into space. Moving into the Wolves’ 30 metre area, Markland timed his pass to perfection to send Stephens away for his third try of the game. Spence converted to make the score 32-0.

The winger made it thirteen tries for the season to complete the win for Leeds. Another left hand shift was executed to perfection as Whitton’s pass over the top found Stephens, who leaped and reached out to ground the ball under pressure from opposite winger Pimblett.

The Wolves would score a consolation try before the full time whistle thanks to half back Joe Barnes. From the play of the ball by Dave Gibbons, Barnes squirted out of dummy half and squeezing in between Oli Burton and Rian Rowley to score to the right side of the posts. Thewlis converted but it wasn’t enough as the Rhinos claimed a twelfth win of the season and stayed within a point of St Helens in second place.