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Rhino’s Under-16s Take On Bulls

Under-16s take on Bulls at Headingley Tonight
Rhino's Under-16s Take On Bulls At Headingley Tonight

Rhino’s Under-16s Take On Bulls At Headingley Tonight

Author : By Dan Hawkhead Rhino Media
Leeds Rhinos development squad (Photo : Leeds Rhinos Media)

Rhino’s Under-16s Take On Bulls At Headingley Tonight Leeds Rhinos development squad (Photo : Leeds Rhinos Media)

Leeds Rhinos vs Warrington Wolves Academy at Headingley in Leeds. Photo courtesy of Craig Hawkhead Photography

Leeds Rhinos Under-16s are aiming to bounce back from defeat against Bradford Bulls Under-16s at Headingley Stadium tonight, kick off 7pm.

It’s been a tough start to the new scholarship season for Leeds, who have lost both of their opening matches.

The young Rhinos rallied against St Helens in the season opener but lost out 28-20 at the Totally Wicked Stadium, before Warrington Wolves inflicted a second defeat of 2022 at Headingley a fortnight ago.

This evening’s visitors Bradford have had a mixed start to their season.

Like Leeds, the Bulls were well beaten by Warrington 46-0 in March but a spirited display against Hull KR saw Paul Mennell’s side record a 20-12 win; Connor Sayner and Jamie Gill both scoring two tries apiece.

Leeds are hoping to sustain a five match winning streak against the Bulls at Scholarship level.

Last year, Riley Lumb and Jack Sinfield both scored two tries each as the Rhinos rounded off their unbeaten season with a 32-0 win on the Headingley turf.

Team News

After the defeat to Warrington, Butterill has made changes for today’s game. Five players are set to get their first taste of Scholarship rugby.

Oulton Raiders’ Luca Teal comes in on the wing while Toby Marshall (West Bowling), Lore Jones-Buchanan, Elliott Fox (both Stanningley) and Joe Diskin (Dewsbury Moor) are named on the bench.

Jones-Buchanan and Diskin in particular are following in their dad’s footsteps by pulling on a Leeds shirt for the first time.

Kai Taylor-Smith, another with Leeds heritage in his family, is reintroduced after missing the Wolves clash, along with Josh Hepworth and Callum Webster who are both on the bench.

Harry Taylor was a try scorer in this fixture last year and will play alongside Harley Thomas, who makes his first start of the year.

David Benson rotates to start at hooker for the first time this season while Jacob Stead is included in the back row with Archie Hurford and ever-present Presley Cassell.

The team in full is:

Kai Taylor-Smith sponsored by DJS Electrical Ltd
Harry Taylor sponsored by Omega Legal Services
Harley Thomas sponsored by Likewise Floors
Lloyd McEwan-Peters (Captain) – Available to Sponsor
Luca Teal – Available to Sponsor
Fergus McCormack – Available to Sponsor
Harry Smith – Available to Sponsor
Bobby Hartley sponsored by Fab Gas Services
David Benson sponsored by Benson Boiler Services
Declan Ementon – Available to Sponsor
Jacob Stead – Available to Sponsor
Archie Hurford sponsored by Clipper Logistics
Presley Cassell – Available to Sponsor
Toby Marshall – Available to Sponsor
Lore Jones-Buchanan – Available to Sponsor
Noah Whittingham sponsored by Mark Whiley
Elliott Fox sponsored by Electrogen Solutions Ltd
Josh Hepworth – Available to Sponsor
Callum Webster – Available to Sponsor
Joe Diskin sponsored by Grove Building Solutions Ltd

To sponsor a Scholarship player, please contact sales@therhinos.co.uk.

Watch Live!

Leeds Rhinos are continuing to bring Academy, Reserves and Scholarship matches live into your homes in 2022 and you can watch tonight’s match against Bradford for free on YouTube.

Join Dan Hawkhead from 6:45pm for the build up to the game, plus there will be full commentary too.

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 collecting for Leeds Rhinos Foundation on arrival if fans would like to make a cash donation.

Supporters can stand or sit in South Stand and the South Stand wheelchair areas in front of the Terrace are also available for fans with accessible requirements.

Parking is available in Car Park F.

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

Concession units will be available in the South Stand selling tea, coffee, hot food and a bar selling alcohol.
Dogs are not allowed at the stadium with the exception of guide dogs.

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Picture courtesy of Craig Hawkhead Photography

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