2011 Leeds Rhinos season

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2011 Leeds Rhinos season
Super League XVI 5th
Play-off result Champions
Challenge Cup Runners-up
2011 record Wins: 23; Draws: 1; Losses: 12
Points scored For: 757; Against: 603
Team information
Chairman Paul Caddick
Head coach Brian McDermott
Captain
Stadium Headingley Stadium
Top scorers
Tries Ryan Hall (32)
Goals Kevin Sinfield (160)
Points Kevin 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 Rugby League, 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]

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 RLFC 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 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 Rugby League 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 RLFC
Atlantic Solution 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 RLFC
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 Rugby League
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
  • (vc) Vice captain



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 Webb, BrentBrent Webb 30 13 0 0 52
2 England Smith, LeeLee Smith 17 6 0 0 24
3 Australia Delaney, BrettBrett Delaney 27 4 0 0 16
4 England Senior, KeithKeith Senior 16 4 0 0 16
5 England Hall, RyanRyan Hall 35 32 0 0 128
6 England McGuire, DannyDanny McGuire 22 10 0 0 40
7 England Burrow, RobRob Burrow 34 12 2 1 53
8 Samoa Leuluai, KylieKylie Leuluai 31 4 0 0 16
9 Australia Buderus, DannyDanny Buderus 35 7 0 0 28
10 England Peacock, JamieJamie Peacock 23 1 0 0 4
11 England Jones-Buchanan, JamieJamie Jones-Buchanan 34 12 0 0 48
12 England Ablett, CarlCarl Ablett 31 9 0 0 36
13 England Sinfield, KevinKevin Sinfield 36 2 160 2 330
14 New Zealand Lauitiiti, AliAli Lauitiiti 21 6 0 0 24
15 Australia Cross, BenBen Cross 10 0 0 0 0
16 England Bailey, RyanRyan Bailey 25 2 0 0 8
17 England Kirke, IanIan Kirke 33 1 0 0 4
18 England Burgess, LukeLuke Burgess 12 0 0 0 0
19 England Watkins, KallumKallum Watkins 17 11 0 0 44
20 New Zealand Hauraki, WellerWeller Hauraki 27 4 0 0 16
21 England Clarkson, ChrisChris Clarkson 29 3 0 0 12
22 England Pitts, JayJay Pitts 13 2 0 0 8
23 England Jones-Bishop, BenBen Jones-Bishop 19 13 0 0 52
24 England McShane, PaulPaul McShane 18 5 0 0 20
27 England Hardaker, ZakZak Hardaker 15 12 0 0 48
28 England Singleton, BradBrad Singleton 1 0 0 0 0
32 England Elliot, GeorgeGeorge 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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