Leeds Rhinos Nostalgia: On this day in history
Our man Peter Smith delves through the YEP archives to find out what happened on this day in the history of Leeds Rhinos.
Leeds beat London Broncos 21-12 in a Challenge Cup fifth round tie at Headingley.
Try scorers were Keith Senior, Mark Calderwood, and Kevin Sinfield, who also kicked a drop goal. Dave Furner landed four goals.
John Atkinson’s first hat-trick for three years helped Leeds survive a Castleford fightback at Headingley.
The visitors rallied from 20-8 behind to 23-21 before Leeds sealed a 33-21 success.
Dave Heron, on his 22nd birthday, Les Dyl and Kevin Dick – who also kicked six goals – were Leeds’ other try scorers.
Mel Mason scored two tries – his first for Leeds – in a 21-10 home win over Wigan, in front of 5,687 fans.
Bob Haigh, David Marshall and Brian Murrell also crossed and Marshall kicked three goals.
Holders Leeds were knocked out of the Challenge Cup 9-5 by Castleford at Wheldon Road, Bev Risman scoring a try and goal for the visitors.
Referee E Lawrinson threatened to halt the game after bottles were thrown on to the pitch in the first half.
Leeds Rhinos’ goal-kicking forward Rhyse Martin is celebrating his 28th birthday today.