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The Hopes of a City
Posted by southstander on August 22 2014 - 14:36:44

Brilliant 2014
This should be a time of joy, hope an optimism. A trip to Wembley to see the Rhinos, strong favourites (2/5), take on our country cousins in the Challenge Cup Final.

So why am I full of dread and forboding?

Too many trips to Wembley (or other Final venue) which have resulted in far too many dissapointed journeys home, that's why!

This game should have a feeling of 1999 about it, but instead it feels more like 2005.

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Rhinos Superleague XIX Previews - Round 24
Posted by southstander on August 13 2014 - 14:42:07

by rhinoms

So...a weekend of Superleague fixtures to build the suspense between the Challenge Cup semi-finals and the exodus to Wembley!

It is highly likely that both the Tigers and the Rhinos will be 'resting' players ahead of their London trip, but this is more likely to be to the detriment of Castleford who travel to Warrington than the Rhinos who have a journey dress rehearsal with a trip to play the Broncos.

Elsewhere you'd expect the Saints, Warriors and Giants to keep up pressure for the Minor Premiership.

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London Calling
Posted by southstander on August 10 2014 - 00:10:58


Despite being pre-match favourites, many Rhinos supporters will have made the journey to Langtree Park more in hope than expectation. Last weekends horrific loss at the hands of the Bulls has dented fan morale, but with a squad looking close to full strength there was hope that recent bad form has been just a blip.

The skipper was back in charge after his two game suspension and the big guns were back in a side who had trained well in the week and were up for a return to Wembley after missing out in 2013.

But the Warrington Wolves were not going to just roll over, this had the makings of a stonker.

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Make or Break Match
Posted by southstander on August 08 2014 - 20:47:41

Skipper Back
This is the game which will make or break the Rhinos season.

A win over the Warrington Wolves in the semi-final and we're off to Wembley and well set for the run-in to the play-offs, a loss and we've lost our chances of a Wembley visit and our downward spiral continues. The importance can't be understated.

The good news is that the skipper is back.

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Worse than Watching Paint Dry
Posted by southstander on August 01 2014 - 23:51:36

Scrappy Try

Does anyone know where I can get the form to complete for my refund?

Don't get me wrong, I fully understand why McDermott rested half of his first team. If we win the semi-final against the Wolves, and get to Wembley, then tonight will be a dim and distant memory. But on a night when Hull FC did the business against the Saints and a victory for the Rhinos would have seen us back at the top of the pile, then to lose to the side second from bottom and already relegated is an unmitigated disaster.

I'm all for the kids getting a chance, but when the wheels came off tonight there was too little experience out there to get them back on again.

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The Highs and Lowes
Posted by southstander on July 31 2014 - 12:11:21

Oh Jimmy Jimmy
Two weeks ago this was a home banker. The Bulls were relegated and the Rhinos on a high with most first-teamers back and having just drawn with close rivals Castleford Tigers.

But with last weeks shock defeat of the Warriors at the hands of Bradford and the second match of a two game suspension for the Rhinos inspirational skipper Sinfield, suddenly this game looks a lot closer than it should.

Can the Bulls make it two on the bounce, or will the Rhinos add to their misery?

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rhinoms Superleague XIX Previews - Round 23
Posted by southstander on July 30 2014 - 11:05:36

by rhinoms

Few could have predicted the outcome of last weeks fixtures with the Bulls beating the Warriors and the Wakefield upsetting the Wolves on their own midden.

Saints and the Rhinos have opened up a bit of breathing space at the top but whose to say that FC and the Bulls won't be the ones springing the surprises this weekend and opening the whole thing up again.

One thing is for sure, it is going to be a rollercoaster last five rounds before we hit the excitement of the play-offs.

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Rhinos Keep Devils in their Place
Posted by southstander on July 25 2014 - 23:29:55

Ten Points

It was a Leeds side without Sinfield, Delaney or Bailey who took the field with a vociferous Salford home support at their backs. McDermott wound back the clock and started with Burrow and McGuire in the halves and Jamie Jones-Buchanan was the loose forward. It was a youthful Leeds team taking on the vast experience of the Red Devils old timers and looking to stop their late bid for the play-offs in its tracks.

We knew it was going to be tough, but perhaps not quite as tough as it turned out to be.

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A Devil of a Game
Posted by southstander on July 25 2014 - 11:19:22

Plotting our Downfall
Danny McGuire takes the captains armband after Kevin Sinfields two game suspension for last weeks rush of blood against the Tigers.

Zak Hardaker is likely to take over the kicking duties against a Reds side who are experiencing something of a resurgence under coach Harris and are unbeaten in their last three outings.

Dr Koukash will have his side rallied to the cause for tonights game as his side still harbour ambitions of eighth spot and a shot at the big boys in the play-offs. It could be quite a humdinger, but please, no more Glasgow kisses.

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rhinoms Superleague XIX Previews - Round 22
Posted by southstander on July 24 2014 - 08:44:23

by rhinoms

Round twenty-two sees Hull KR and Wigan with the byes as they pick up two points against London and Bradford, but the other five games could go either way.

Last weekend goes to prove that anything can happen in our game; if you'd told me that Leeds skipper Sinfield would be sitting out the next two rounds after head-butting an opponent then I would have had more than enough grounds to have had you laced into a straight-jacket and committed to the nearest mental health institution for your own safety.

It should be another cracking weekend, but please, no more idols falling!

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