Leeds Rhinos Nostalgia: It happened this week in history

Our man Peter Smith delves through the YEP archives to find out what happened on this week in the history of Leeds Rhinos.
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2018

Rhinos suffered a heartbreaking 23-22 home loss to table-topping St Helens.

Injury-hit Leeds led 22-16 late on after tries by Tom Briscoe (2), Mitch Garbutt and Brett Ferres and two Liam Sutcliffe goals.

Mitch Garbutt celebrates scoring his try against St Helens. Picture: SWPix.com.Mitch Garbutt celebrates scoring his try against St Helens. Picture: SWPix.com.
Mitch Garbutt celebrates scoring his try against St Helens. Picture: SWPix.com.

2016

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Leeds eased their relegation fears with a 32-6 win at Wakefield in wet conditions on June 17.

Liam Sutcliffe scored a try and eight goals, Brad Singleton crossed twice and Mitch Achurch was Rhinos’ other try scorer.

2011

Brad Singleton scores his second try against Wakefield Wildcats in 2016. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.Brad Singleton scores his second try against Wakefield Wildcats in 2016. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.
Brad Singleton scores his second try against Wakefield Wildcats in 2016. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

On June 17, Rhinos left it late to pip Crusaders 12-7 in Wrexham, after trailing 6-0 at half-time.

With 12 minutes left Danny McGuire crossed and Kevin Sinfield’s conversion levelled the scores.

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Crusaders kicked a drop goal, but four minutes from time Ali Lauitiiti touched down and Sinfield added the extras.

2005

Danny McGuire goes in to score against the Crusaders in 2011. Picture: Steve Riding.Danny McGuire goes in to score against the Crusaders in 2011. Picture: Steve Riding.
Danny McGuire goes in to score against the Crusaders in 2011. Picture: Steve Riding.

Rampant Rhinos ran in 13 tries in a 70-0 thrashing of hapless visitors Wigan Warriors at Headingley on June 18.

Rob Burrow, Chev Walker, Barrie McDermott, Mark Calderwood and Danny McGuire all bagged a brace, Andrew Dunemann, Keith Senior and Ali Lauitiiti also touched down and Kevin Sinfield (eight) and Burrow kicked the goals.

1999

Rhinos beat Bradford Bulls at home for the first time in Super League, romping to a 45-16 victory on June 18.

Chev Walker touches down against Wigan in 2005. Picture: Steve Riding.Chev Walker touches down against Wigan in 2005. Picture: Steve Riding.
Chev Walker touches down against Wigan in 2005. Picture: Steve Riding.
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Leeds cut loose with a hat-trick of tries from Andy Hay, plus touchdowns by Leroy Rivett, Paul Sterling, Adrian Morley and Marc Glanville. Iestyn Harris booted eight goals and Daryl Powell added a drop.

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