• Wigan Warriors
  • 34 - 12

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Wigan Warriors
  • HT 12 - 06
  • Leeds Rhinos
18th February 2022 | KO 20:00 | DW Stadium | Betfred Super League

Wigan Warriors (A) Ticket Information

Tickets and travel for Leeds Rhinos first away game of the season against Wigan Warriors will be available to purchase online at tickets.therhinos.co.uk and over the phone on 0371 423 1315 from 12noon on Monday 7th February.

Match Information in brief
Fixture: Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos (Betfred Super League Round 2)
Date: Friday 18th February 2022
Kick off: 8pm
Gates open: 6:30pm
Venue: Wigan Warriors, DW Stadium, 15 Loire Drive, Robin Park Road, Wigan, WN5 0UH
Website: www.wiganwarriors.com

Contact Number: 01942 311111 (calls cost 10p per minute from a BT Landline, call costs from mobiles may vary)

Ticket Prices

 Advance and Match Day PricesNorth Stand (Unreserved seating behind posts)
Adult£25
Senior Citizens (65+)£18
Adults aged 22 to 24£20
Under 21£17
Junior aged 8 to 17£11
Junior Season Members£5
Junior Under 8s*FREE
Companion*FREE

*Unavailable online

Junior Season Members
Junior Season Members can purchase their own ticket for just £5! This discount will automatically apply in the basket page of your order when the Junior Season Member is added to the basket. This is not available on the day of the game.

Disability Tickets
Both ambulant disabled and wheelchair accessible tickets are available to purchase direct from Leeds Rhinos and are priced based on age. Companion tickets are also available if required and upon production of valid ID.

Car and Coach Parking
Matchday parking is available on Car Park 1 (Stadium Way – postcode WN5 0UN).

Coach parking 

  • £20 per coach
  • £10 per mini bus

Car parking

  • £5 per car

Disabled accessible parking is available by contacting Louise Peet (DW Stadium Disability Liaison Officer) on 0871 663 3552.

Official Coach Travel
Leeds Rhinos Official Travel will depart from Car Park F at Headingley Stadium at 5pm.
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.
Please state where you would like to depart from when booking travel.
Coach Travel Price: £18 per person

Ticket and Travel Availability
Match tickets and travel will be available to purchase from Leeds Rhinos until 3pm on Friday 18th February (subject to availability). Wigan would like to advise Leeds Rhinos fans to purchase their tickets in advance of matchday.
Tickets purchased after 3pm on Tuesday 15th February will not be able to be posted out and will need to be collected either from Leeds Rhinos before 3pm on Friday 18th February or from Wigan Warriors Ticket Office on match night. Leeds Rhinos Customer Experience Team will contact those who have chosen to collect to discuss their options.

How To Buy
Tickets and travel can be purchased in the following ways:
Online: available at tickets.therhinos.co.uk 24/7.
Over the phone: by calling 0371 423 1315 between 10:30am and 3:30pm Monday to Friday.
Please be aware we are currently not open during the week for in person sales.

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SL. Rd.2. Warriors v Rhinos. Fri18thFeb2022. © MATTHEW MERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY

Leeds Rhinos lost their second game of the 2022 Betfred Super League season as they were defeated 34-12 by Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium. Blake Austin and Matt Prior scored the tries for the away side, but a hat trick from man of the match Jai Field stole the headlines for Matt Peet’s side.

Despite going into the game without five players that started against Warrington, Rhinos head coach Richard Agar was still able name a strong squad for the clash with the Warriors. Blake Austin made his Super League debut for the club in the halves alongside fellow new signing Aidan Sezer while Alex Mellor came into the starting squad in place of Rhyse Martin, who returned to Australia on compassionate grounds earlier in the week. Youngsters Corey Johnson, Liam Tindall, Morgan Gannon were also given a chance to shine against the cherry and whites.

Leeds started the game the better of the two sides and looked dangerous coming forward through Kruise Leeming, Austin and Liam Sutcliffe. On the ten minute mark, it was debutant Austin that broke the deadlock with a great solo effort. Tindall had been denied by Liam Marshall on the previous set but the Wigan winger was deemed to be offside, gifting Leeds the ball back. With Sezer and Austin calling the shots, it was Leeds’ number six that took advantage of slack defence from the Warriors as he stepped away from Liam Farrell and shrugged off the challenge of Jai Field to score the opening try.

The chances kept coming for Leeds as Handley also came close to scoring, only to be wrapped up by Wigan’s cover defence, and shortly after Tindall made a sensational break down the edge off the back of a crossfield kick from Tommy Leuluai. The youngster burned Marshall for pace but Wigan full back Field made a try saving tackle to stop the Leeds winger from scoring.

From that moment, the tables turned in favour of the home side. Off the back of a knock on from Jack Walker, Wigan capitalised from their scrum feed to try and get the ball out to Bibby. During the move, Cade Cust’s pass came off the torso of Bibby, who then kicked the ball with his heel into the air and Field was there to take the loose ball and walk it over the try line.

The Warriors weren’t done and called on Leeds to defend valiantly. Although Wigan had been trying to move the ball down the left, Leuluai, Sam Powell and Field swapped the game plan to test the Rhinos’ right edge and found some rewards as former Leeds player Zak Hardaker found himself in space on more than one occasion.

As the half came to a close, substitute James Donaldson gave away a set restart that inevitably saw the Warriors score on the hooter. Donaldson had held down Marshall and Wigan immediately rolled the ball down the field through Liam Byrne and Patrick Mago. Shortly after, a neat offload from John Bateman to Field allowed the Wigan full back to evade the Rhinos defence and beat Walker to the try line. He added the conversion to make the half time score 12-6.

 

At the start of the second half, the home side all but end the contest with three consecutive tries in ten minutes.

Field continued to reek havoc on the Leeds defence as the full back started the half with a break away. A steady set saw the Warriors followed as Peet’s men worked their way towards the Leeds line and then on the fifth tackle, Kai Pearce-Paul stabbed a kick in behind Bodene Thompson. The prop could do nothing to stop the onrushing Powell from beating him to score the try, although the grounding was questionable.

With the home fans now in full voice, Field produced another piece of magic to score his hat trick try. Straight from the Rhinos’ restart, Mago charged the ball back into the defensive line before offloading to Field, who sprinted downfield to score again, despite Tindall’s best efforts.

On top of Leeds losing Handley and Cam Smith to injury, Powell provided a sucker-punch to the Rhinos with his second of the game. As Cust slotted a kick in behind, Jack Walker looked to take the ball comfortably but on closer inspection by the video referee Ben Thaler, the Leeds full back had lost the ball before the dead ball line. As the ball remained live in the field of play, Powell was there to ground it and add another four points to Wigan’s score.

Matt Prior gave Leeds a glimmer of hope with his try on 59 minutes, thanks to a great pass from captain Leeming, but after Alex Mellor failed to connect with a pass by Sezer, Wigan ensured they wrapped up the result. Cust caused problems going at the line and although Austin and Walker looked to have wrapped the half back up, he still managed to get the ball out for Farrell to score the easiest of tries.

Leeds would finish the game with twelve players as Tindall was sin binned for a professional foul on Marshall, but the game was already decided; Wigan taking away a 34-12 result.

Team Performance

Goals

5

2

Tries

6

2

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Jack Walker0000000
Liam Tindall0001000
Tom Briscoe0000000
Liam Sutcliffe0000000
Ash Handley0000000
Blake Austin1000000
Aidan Sezer0200000
Zane Tetevano0000000
Kruise Leeming0000000
Matt Prior1000000
Alex Mellor0000000
Morgan Gannon0000000
Cameron Smith0000000
Interchanges
Mikolaj Oledzki0000000
Corey Johnson0000000
Bodene Thompson0000000
James Donaldson0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Jai Field3200000
Zak Hardaker0300000
Kai Pearce-Paul0000000
Jake Bibby0000000
Liam Marshall0000000
Cade Cust0000000
Thomas Leuluai0000000
Brad Singleton0000000
Sam Powell2000000
Kaide Ellis0000000
Liam Farrell1000000
John Bateman0000000
Willie Isa0000000
Interchanges
Patrick Mago0000000
Morgan Smithies0000000
Liam Bryne0000000
Oliver Partington0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards