SS.com Messageboard Home Saturday, October 19, 2019
Latest Articles
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
Navigation
SS.com Messageboard
Home
Articles
Downloads
Contact Me
Web Links
Photo Gallery
Search
Game Info
2015 1st Team Game Info
2014 1st Team Game Info
2013 1st Team Game Info
2012 1st Team Game Info
2011 1st Team Game Info
2010 1st Team Game Info
2009 1st Team Game Info
2008 1st Team Game Info
2007 1st Team Game Info
2006 1st Team Game Info
2005 1st Team Game Info
Hall of Fame
Tony Smith ('03-'07)
Barrie McDermott ('96-'06)
Merchandise

Click Here
2013 Sponsors List
2012 Sponsors List
2011 Sponsors List
2010 Sponsors List
2009 Sponsors List
2008 Sponsors List
2007 Sponsors List
2006 Sponsors List
2005 Sponsors List
Rhinos Wallow In Mud Bath
Posted by southstander on April 02 2006 - 19:39:56

Where's the Ball?

Hours of torrential rain had rendered the Coliseum surface almost unplayable. Gansons reaction when questioned about the state of the pitch as he warmed up was 'It isn't good is it!' and as the Rhinos lads took to the field for an intensive warm-up, they really didn't look like they wanted to be there.

Getting up for a game against lower league opposition in such terrible conditions made you wonder if there might just be a shock on the cards, but it was a thought that you didn't keep in your mind for long.

We bring you all of the action here......

36

Rhinos

v

Centurions

12

Challenge Cup

Fourth Round

2nd April 2006

Rhinos Wallow In Mud Bath

Millard, Poching and Walker all missed out for Leeds, with SouthStander.com sponsored Ashley Gibson making his debut, and 'try machine' Nathan McAvoy on the bench for the first time this season. A decent crowd had braved shocking conditions and made the journey to stand out in the rain and get a thorough drenching before kick-off. Just as the teams took the field, the rain abated, but the damage was done to both spectators and pitch.

The opening twenty minutes showed what a leveller the conditions were. For ten minutes the home side competed on a level with the Rhinos, getting close to the line, but being kept out. Leeds were also frustrated and despite bossing the second ten, it took until the twentieth minute to register the first points. Two forced dropouts tired the Centurions before a great inside pass from Diskin put his skipper over to score under the sticks. It had been a great defensive effort from Leigh but now you wondered whether the dam would break.

On twenty-seven a great charge from Peacock allowed him to slip the ball to Rob Burrow who was hauled down just short of the Leigh line. From the play-the-ball the ball was moved left with a good pass from Diskin to Mathers before a forty metres Mathers pass to allow Lee Smith to go over in the corner. Sinfield failed with the conversion but the Rhinos were easing clear.

With five minutes of the half remaining Leeds struck back from absorbing Leigh pressure, including an enforced goal-line dropout. Keeping the ball alive, and moving it out left saw Ali Lauiti'iti pass to Senior who crashed over from ten metres out. Sinny goaled for 16-0.

As the hooter threatened, Leeds pushed again and after a Leeds penalty for a swinging arm on Rob Burrow, the pocket-rocket put in a delightful grubber which was picked up and scored by Ellis. Sinfield goal gave us a 22-0 half time lead.


Scored Opener

Leeds started the second half attacking towards their travelling support. It took just three minutes to get them cheering again.

Diskin and McGuire combined to allow Danny to fling a delayed missout pass to Smith to cross for his second of the match. Sinfield failed to convert but it was now 26-0 and the Rhinos were already in the hat for the fifth round.

On fifty, an Ellis break got Leeds to twenty before a diagonal grubber from McGuire was fumbled by Donald but collected by Gibson for a try on his full debut. Leeds can count themselves lucky not to be penalised for a Donald knock-on, but Ganson seemed to smile on us today..for a change. Burrow converted from the touchline for 32-0.


Full Debut Try
On sixty-three, the Rhinos conceeded their first points in 151 minutes of rugby. After three sets of six on the Rhinos line, a grubber kick through was pounced on by Heremaia to the delight of the Leigh masses. O'Neil goaled for 32-6 but it was too little, and too late.

On seventy-two Leeds kept the ball alive with some superb handling, especially in the conditions, and Mathers went through a gap off a Sinfield pass (when he could easily have gone over himself) to score on the angle. Sinny missed the goal.

As Leeds tested the Leigh line once again, in the last minute, an ambitions Mathers pass was too far in-front of Smith. Rather than collecting for his hat-trick he knocked on and Manu picked up and went ninety-five metres to score for the home side. O'Neill added the two and the hooter sounded on a 36-12 win for the Rhinos.

All credit to Leigh, they simply would not lie down and many Rhinos supporters will have been expecting a big nilling, which was never likely to materialise. This was a far better Leigh side that the one we saw in Superleague, and one with a chance of getting back into the top flight. We've played worse SL sides this season!

The pitch was, however, a great leveller and it was never goig to be a cricket score. The lads were as delighted to hit the showers as we were to get back in our warm cars. A game probably best consigned to history, but were in the hat for tuesday night and that is all that counts.

Please vote for your man-of-the-match in the front page poll. Your vote counts towards the SS.com Player of the Season.


Match Facts

Rhinos
Centurions
No.
Player
T
G
DG
No.
Player
T
G
DG
1
Mathers
1
1
Grix
2
Donald
2
Manu
1
27
Gibson
1
3
Grundy
4
Senior
1
4
Hughes
5
Smith
2
5
Greenwood
6
McGuire
6
O'Neill
2
7
Burrow
1
7
Heremaia
1
19
Feather
8
Bibey R.
9
Diskin
9
Rowley
10
Peacock
10
Hill
12
Ellis
1
11
Taylor
22
Kirke
12
Glassie
13
Sinfield
1
3
13
Roberts
24
McAvoy
14
Halliwell
11
Lauiti'iti
15
Sykes
8
Bailey
16
Wilson
20
Scruton
17
Stevens

Kick Off:
15:00
Half-Time:
22-00
Referee:
Steve Ganson
Crowd:
3,917


Guest
Username

Password

Remember Me



Register
Lost Password?
Google Adverts
Member Poll
How will the Rhinos fare in the opening fixtures of the two part season?

Top of the pile

Top Four

Top Eight

Bottom Four

You must login to vote.
All The Latest News
YEP
Google Adverts

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that news stories are correct, we cannot be held responsible for errors. However, if you feel any material on this website is copyrighted or incorrect in any way please contact us at loiners@hotmail.com so we can remove it or negotiate copyright permission.

RLFANS.COM, the owners of this website, the RLSA (Rugby League Supporters Association) or the 100% League Network are not responsible for the content of its sub-sites, please email the author of this sub-site if you feel you find an article offensive or of a choice nature that you disagree with.

Email RLFANS.COM's owners admins@rlfans.com if further assistance is required.

(C)1999-2015 RLFANS.COM