Leeds Rhinos Nostalgia: On 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.

Monday, 25th May 2020, 5:55 am
Leeds' Richie Myler scores a try against London Broncos at Magic Weekend last year. Picture: SWPix.com.

2019

Richard Agar, picked up his first win as Leeds coach a year ago tomorrow, when Rhinos defeated London Broncos 24-22 in a Magic Weekend relegation battle at Liverpool’s Anfield.

Leeds led 24-10 with 12 minute left, after tries by Liam Sutcliffe, Ash Handley, Jack Walker, Harry Newman and Richie Myler, plus two goals from Sutcliffe, but a late collapse made it a tense finish.

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Leeds Rhinos celebrate their narrow victory over London Broncos at the Dacia Magic Weekend at Anfield last year. Picture: PA.

2012

Danny McGuire scored five tries, equalling Leeds’ record for a Super League game – in a 37-22 win over Bradford Bulls at the Magic Weekend in Manchester.

Carl Ablett was Leeds’ other try scorer and Kevin Sinfield kicked six goals and a one-pointer.

2002

Danny McGuire scores his fourth try of the match against Bradford Bulls at Magic Weekend in 2012. Picture: PA.

In Leeds’ only Super League game played on this date, try scorer Ryan Sheridan was outstanding as Rhinos hit back from 18-6 down at half-time to beat hosts London Broncos 32-24.

Mark Calderwood, Marcus St Hilaire, Wayne McDonald, Ben Walker – who kicked four goals – and Tonie Carroll also crossed.

1979

Leeds ended the season by lifting the Premiership Trophy following a 24-2 drubbing of Bradford Northern at Fartown in Huddersfield.

Leeds Rhinos' Ryan Sheridan. Picture: Steve Riding.

Scrum-half Kevin Dick was man of the match, kicking seven goals and a drop.

Leeds’ try scorers were David Smith, Alan Smith and David Ward.