Leeds Rhinos Reserves are gearing up for an exciting clash against St Helens in a highly anticipated match that will see both teams’ unbeaten records put to the test. The game will take place on Thursday night at Stanningley, with kick-off scheduled for 7pm.
Currently sitting at the top of the table with a perfect record of five wins from five matches, Derek Hardman’s Leeds Rhinos Reserves are in excellent form. Their opponents, St Helens, are also unbeaten so far in the Reserves competition. The Saints have secured impressive victories in their previous outings, including a 44-22 triumph over Salford and a dominant 72-4 win over Newcastle, making this clash all the more enticing.
Leeds Rhinos Reserves occupy the seventh spot in the table, having played four games thus far. Unfortunately, their recent fixture against Wigan Warriors had to be abandoned due to an injury. Prior to that, Tony Smith’s side enjoyed a convincing run of matches, accumulating an impressive 132 points and scoring 25 tries against Bradford, Castleford, and Hull FC. Jack Sinfield and Luis Roberts, both promising young talents from the first team, have been instrumental in the Rhinos’ success, contributing nine tries between them this season.
One notable aspect of this year’s Reserves fixtures is the increased representation of players from the Rhinos club. Unlike the previous year, the majority of players involved in the team this season have come from the Rhinos’ first team, Under-18s Academy, or part-time Reserves. The only exception is Keighley’s Keenan Dyer-Dixon, who joined the Rhinos from an external club.
For St Helens, this upcoming fixture against the Rhinos marks the beginning of a challenging period with four tough games scheduled for June and July. After the clash with Leeds, they are set to face Hull FC, Warrington, and rivals Wigan, making it a crucial phase of the season for the Saints.
Fans and supporters of both teams are eagerly anticipating this showdown between the unbeaten sides, as it promises to be a thrilling encounter showcasing the talent and determination of the Reserves teams.