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Leeds Rhinos v St Helens Preview
The Leeds Rhinos welcome St Helens to the iconic Headingley Stadium for this blockbuster match up from the Rugby Super League in a match that is also a highlight of the season for not only fans of both teams but also for neutrals and sport fans in general.
Throughout the Super League era these 2 sides have been amongst the dominant teams and have met in major finals and have battled it out over League Leaders Shields.
Whilst not every match has something as important as titles and trophies on the line, matches between these 2 are hugely important to both no matter what the stage of the season.
To pick up a win against a big rival and against a team with so much quality can not only give you a big boost of confidence and create great belief and moral amongst your squad but you also hit the moral and confidence of your big rival.
Headingley Stadium plays host to this blockbuster game and what a setting it is.
With a great mix of the new and old standards and with a great mix of corporate areas, seating areas and standing areas, the ground is up there as one of the best rugby grounds in world rugby and it is certainly one of the most atmospheric.
On big match days, such as this, the ground will be full and the crowd will be load and when you have so many big match players on both sides of the field, we are all set for a fantastic 80 minutes of rugby league football.
Leeds Rhinos v St Helens Prediction
Here at RLBet, we give out predict for who we think will win and also what we think the winning margin will be but don’t forget that the unpredictable nature of the Super League, this should only be seen as our view.
There are some matches that are standout son the calendar from the moments the seasons fixtures are announced and this is one such match up.
Part of that is down to the incredible quality on both sides of the field, part of it is down to the importance of the result but much of it is down to the history that these 2 clubs have had.
The two have faced off in important match after important match throughout the summer era but their history goes back much further than that.
The 2 sides battled it out for the Rugby Football League Championship First Division title in the 1971-72 season when Saints ran out the winners by 9 points to 5 to become the national champions.
That came just 2 years after Saints had defeated Leeds by 24 points to 12 to become the champions of England.
The first Grand Final in the Super League era to feature the 2 facing off against each other came in the 2007 season, when it was Leeds who ran out 33-6 winners in front of over 70,000 fans at Old Trafford.
Although nobody new it at the time, that was the first of a trilogy of Grand Finals between the 2 sides as they also met in the 2008 and 2009 SL Grand Finals.
Incredibly it was Leeds who went on to win those other 2 finals, by 24-16 in 2008 and 18-10 in 2009.
The same outcome also occurred in the 2011 final, when Leeds won 32-18.
The 2 sides have also matched up in cup finals including the 1971-72 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium when Saints edge out Leeds by 16 points to 13 to grab the silverware and the headlines.
In the League Cup, then known as the John Player Special Trophy, the 2 sides met in one of the closest ever finals when St Helens defeated Leeds by 15 points to 14.
In 1970, the 2 met face to face on national television in the short lived BBC2 Floodlit Trophy when Leeds won the silverware thanks to defeating Saints 9 points to 5 at Headingley Stadium.