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Rhinos U16s To Play At Headingley This Wednesday

Leeds Rhinos Youth Development 2022 (Photo : Matthew Merrick Photography)
Leeds Rhinos Youth Development 2022 (Photo : Matthew Merrick Photography)

Rhinos U16s To Play At Headingley This Wednesday

Author : By Dan Hawkhead Leed Rhinos Media

Rhinos U16s To Play At Headingley This Wednesday

Leeds Rhinos Under-16s make their first appearance of the season at Headingley Stadium on Wednesday night as Mark Butterill’s side face Warrington Wolves Under-16s, kick off 7pm.

In their first game of the season, a second half fightback wasn’t enough for the young Rhinos who lost out to St Helens U16s 28-20.

Despite Harry Taylor leading the try scoring with two tries, the visitors to the Totally Wicked Stadium gave themselves too much to do after going into half time 24-0 down.

Warrington on the other hand, produced a convincing performance against Bradford Bulls in their opening match of 2022.

First year full back and former East Leeds player Cai Taylor-Wray registered a hat trick on his debut for Tyrone McCarthy’s side.

While Lewis Barratt, Patrick Irwin, Thomas McKinney, Daniel Hackney, Jake Ramsden and Arron Lindop also got over the try line.

Wednesday’s game against Wolves is one of two games over the next month that will be played at the stadium.

Bradford Bulls travel the short distance on Wednesday 20th April to take on the young Rhinos as the club continues to promote its pathway through feature matches and curtain raisers on the Headingley turf.

Team News

Butterill will give three first year scholars their first experience of Under-16s rugby on Wednesday night.

Lock Lane half back Dylan Hutchinson will partner Fergus McCormack in the halves, while trio Noah Whittingham (Oulton Raiders), Alex Cowley (Lock Lane) and Jacob Stead (West Bowling) could debut from the bench.

Winger Leo Skerrett-Evans and second rower Archie Hurford make their first appearances for the season (Hurford for the first time since June 2021), plus Joe Phillips also returns to captain the side.

The prop featured in all but one game last year, starting in wins over London Broncos and Bradford Bulls.

Winger Harry Taylor retains his place alongside Lloyd McEwan-Peters after the duo were try scorers in the defeat to Saints.

The introduction of Skerrett-Evans sees Marcus Qareqare move to full back for his second appearance of 2022, plus David Benson moves from the bench to start at loose forward.

The team in full is:

Marcus Qareqare – Available to Sponsor
Leo Skerrett-Evans sponsored by Birkinshaw Blue Dogs
Sonny Pattison sponsored by GRACE Scaffolding (Yorkshire)
Lloyd McEwan-Peters – Available to Sponsor
Harry Taylor sponsored by Omega Legal Services
Fergus McCormack – Available to Sponsor
Dylan Hutchinson – Available to Sponsor*
Bobby Hartley sponsored by Fab Gas Services
Mason Corbett sponsored by UK Tank Services
Joe Phillips – Available to Sponsor
Presley Cassell – Available to Sponsor
Archie Hurford sponsored by Clipper Ltd
David Benson sponsored by Benson Boiler Services
Harry Smith – Available to Sponsor
Joe Butterfield – Available to Sponsor
Declan Ementon – Available to Sponsor
Noah Whittingham – Available to Sponsor*
Harley Thomas – Available to Sponsor
Alex Cowley – Available to Sponsor *
Jacob Stead – Available to Sponsor*

To sponsor a Scholarship player, please contact

Fan Information

Gate E next to the South Stand Turnstiles will open one hour prior to kick off for supporters.

There will be bucket collectors for Leeds Rhinos Foundation on arrival if anyone wants to make a cash donation.

Supporters can stand or sit in South Stand and the South Stand wheelchair areas in front of the Terrace will be available for anyone with accessible requirements.

Parking is available in Car Park F for supporters.

Toilet facilities will be available on the ground floor of Global East Stand.

There will be tea, coffee, hot food and a bar selling alcohol in the South Stand.

Dogs are not allowed at the stadium with the exception of guide dogs.

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