2011 Leeds Rhinos season

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2011 Leeds Rhinos season
Super League XVI Rank5th
Play-off resultChampions
Challenge CupRunners-up
2011 recordWins: 23; Draws: 1; Losses: 12
Points scoredFor: 757; Against: 603
Team information
ChairmanPaul Caddick
Head coachBrian McDermott
Captain
StadiumHeadingley Stadium
Top scorers
TriesRyan Hall (32)
GoalsKevin Sinfield (160)
PointsKevin Sinfield (330)
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This article details the Leeds Rhinos rugby league football club's 2011 season. This is the sixteenth season of the Super League era.

Key Dates[edit]

February[edit]

  • 13 February

Leeds beat local rivals Bradford Bulls 32-28 at Millennium Stadium with 4 tries in the last 18 minutes. Including a hat trick from Ben Jones Bishop with the hat trick coming from a penalty try in the 78th Minute.

  • 16 February

Leeds "Fantastic Four" Kallum Watkins, Ben Jones Bishop, Ryan Hall and Chris Clarkson all sign 4 Year Contracts with the club.

  • 18 February

Leeds Rhinos beat Hull F.C. 32-18 at the KC Stadium, with a 70-yard finish from Ben Jones Bishop potentially an early contender for try of the season.

  • 24 February

Kevin Sinfield became a Rhino For Life, signing a 4 Year contract. Keeping the Leeds Rhinos captain at the club until the end of 2014.

  • 25 February

Leeds Rhinos lost their first game of the season to high flying Harlequins RL, 2 tries from Quins hooker Andy Ellis won them the game, despite a strong start by Leeds Rhinos.

March[edit]

  • 5 March

Warrington Wolves overpowered a Leeds Rhinos team with only 2 first choice props available. Despite a strong start taking an 8-point lead the Wolves scored 28 points on the bounce, despite 3 late tries Leeds Rhinos lost 40-24.

  • 11 March

The Rhinos managed to outclass a Salford side that started strongly taking a 6-0 lead. Leeds rallied and thanks to 2 tires from Carl Ablett, and classy performances from the likes of Kallum Watkins, Brent Webb, Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield winning the game 46-12. The only downside losing rising star Ben Jones Bishop with a dislocated shoulder. Brad Singleton also became Leeds Rhinos 50th Academy graduate to play for the club.

League table[edit]

Pos. Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 22 0 5 1072 401 671 44
2 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27 20 3 4 852 432 420 43
3 Saintscolours.svg St Helens R.F.C. 27 17 3 7 782 515 267 37
4 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 16 0 11 707 524 183 32
5 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 15 1 11 757 603 154 31
6 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 15 1 11 689 626 63 31
7 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 27 14 0 13 713 692 21 28
8 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 27 13 1 13 718 569 149 27
9 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 27 12 2 13 664 808 -144 26
10 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 27 9 2 16 570 826 −256 20
11 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 27 10 0 17 542 809 −267 20
12 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 27 6 1 20 524 951 −427 13
13 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats* 27 7 0 20 453 957 −504 10
14 Cruscolours.svg Crusaders* 27 6 0 21 527 857 −330 8
  Teams qualifying for the Play-offs
  Leeds

Notes:

Source: superleague.co.uk.
Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: for win = 2; for draw = 1; for loss = 0.

2011 Results[edit]

Date Competition Round Home Score Away Result Venue Referee Attendance Notes
01/01/2011 Trial Game N/A Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 40-22 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats W Headingley Stadium 12,015 Boxing Day friendly

Results[edit]

Stadium Team Score Try Scorers Goal Scorers Man of the Match Referee Attendance
Millennium Stadium Bradford Bulls W 32-28 Ben Jones Bishop (3), Ryan Hall, Rob Burrow, Kylie Leuluai Kevin Sinfield (4) Ben Jones Bishop Steve Ganson 29,323
KC Stadium Hull F.C. W 32-18 Ben Jones Bishop, Ryan Hall, Rob Burrow, Weller Hauraki, Brent Webb, Chris Clarkson Kevin Sinfield (3) + 1DG, Rob Burrow 1DG Rob Burrow Richard Silverwood 12,513
Headingley Stadium Harlequins RL L 26-36 Chris Clarkson, Kevin Sinfield, Ryan Hall, Lee Smith, Jamie Jones Buchanan Kevin Sinfield (3) Kylie Leuluai Ben Thaler 14,350
Halliwell Jones Stadium Warrington Wolves L 24-40 Ryan Hall (2), Kallum Watkins, Brent Webb Kevin Sinfield (4) Kevin Sinfield Steve Ganson 11,438
Headingley Stadium Salford City Reds W 46-12 Carl Ablett (2), Brent Webb, Kallum Watkins, Jamie Jones Buchanan, Weller Hauraki, Ali Lauitiiti, Keith Senior Kevin Sinfield (6) + 1 Penalty Kallum Watkins Thierry Alibert 13,068
Headingley Stadium St Helens R.F.C.
Atlantic Solutions Stadium Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Headingley Stadium Wigan Warriors
Craven Park Hull Kingston Rovers
Headingley Stadium Huddersfield Giants
Grattan Stadium Bradford Bulls
Headingley Stadium Crusaders Rugby League
The PROBIZ Coliseum Castleford Tigers
Headingley Stadium Catalans Dragons
Headingley Stadium Warrington Wolves
Halton Stadium St Helens R.F.C.
Headingley Stadium Hull Kingston Rovers
Racecourse Ground Crusaders Rugby League
Headingley Stadium Bradford Bulls
DW Stadium Wigan Warriors
Stade Gilbert Brutus Catalans Dragons
Headingley Stadium Hull F.C.
The Willows Salford City Reds
Headingley Stadium Castleford Tigers
Twickenham Stoop Harlequins RL
Headingley Stadium Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Galpharm Stadium Huddersfield Giants

2011 Squad[edit]

2011 Leeds Rhinos season
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coach


Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2011 Transfers In/Out[edit]

Gains

Player Previous Club Years Signed Date
Ben Cross Newcastle Knights 2 October 2010
Zak Hardaker Featherstone Rovers 5 October 2010
Ben Jones Bishop Harlequins RL Loan Return
Weller Hauraki Crusaders RL 3 November 2010
Rory Kettlewell Wigan Warriors 2 December 2010

Losses

Player Future Club Years Signed Date
Greg Eastwood Canterbury Bulldogs 3 October 2010
Scott Donald Retired
Matt Diskin Bradford Bulls 3 October 2010
Dane Manning Batley Bulldogs
Zak Hardaker Featherstone Rovers Season Long Loan[a] 2011
Tom Bush York City Knights 1 November 2010
Luke Ambler Harlequins RL Season Long Loan November 2010
Kyle Amor Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Loan February 2011
Ben Cross Released June 2011
  1. ^ Hardaker was recalled from his loan spell in March 2011.[3]

Player statistics[edit]

Source:[4]

No. Nat. Player Apps Tries Goals DGs Points
1 New Zealand Brent Webb 30 13 0 0 52
2 England Lee Smith 17 6 0 0 24
3 Australia Brett Delaney 27 4 0 0 16
4 England Keith Senior 16 4 0 0 16
5 England Ryan Hall 35 32 0 0 128
6 England Danny McGuire 22 10 0 0 40
7 England Rob Burrow 34 12 2 1 53
8 Samoa Kylie Leuluai 31 4 0 0 16
9 Australia Danny Buderus 35 7 0 0 28
10 England Jamie Peacock 23 1 0 0 4
11 England Jamie Jones-Buchanan 34 12 0 0 48
12 England Carl Ablett 31 9 0 0 36
13 England Kevin Sinfield 36 2 160 2 330
14 New Zealand Ali Lauitiiti 21 6 0 0 24
15 Australia Ben Cross 10 0 0 0 0
16 England Ryan Bailey 25 2 0 0 8
17 England Ian Kirke 33 1 0 0 4
18 England Luke Burgess 12 0 0 0 0
19 England Kallum Watkins 17 11 0 0 44
20 New Zealand Weller Hauraki 27 4 0 0 16
21 England Chris Clarkson 29 3 0 0 12
22 England Jay Pitts 13 2 0 0 8
23 England Ben Jones-Bishop 19 13 0 0 52
24 England Paul McShane 18 5 0 0 20
27 England Zak Hardaker 15 12 0 0 48
28 England Brad Singleton 1 0 0 0 0
32 England George Elliot 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super League club Crusaders deducted four points for going into administration". The Daily Telegraph. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  2. ^ "RFL docks Wakefield Trinity Wildcats four points". BBC. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Ben Jones-Bishop in second injury blow for Leeds Rhinos". BBC Sport. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  4. ^ Tim Butcher; Daniel Spencer. Gillette Rugby League Yearbook 2011-12. League Publications Limited. ISBN 978-1-901347-24-1.

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