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PREVIEW: Leeds Carnegie

Published on 24th January 2013 by Tom Tainton

Leeds visit the Memorial Stadium on Friday


Leeds Carnegie visit the Memorial Stadium on Friday evening having been ordered to replay their fixture with Plymouth Albion when the game was moved to uncontested scrums after thirteen minutes.

Leeds won 34-16, but despite a bonus point win following tries for Dominic Barrow, David Doherty, Josh Griffin and skipper Jacob Rowan, the Yorkshire side will have to do it all again.

Bristol will be looking to atone for a heavy 50-31 defeat at the hands of Leeds back in September.

Carnegie’s win over Plymouth ended a run of two successive league reversals, having gone down 25-45 to a rampant Bedford outfit at Headingley, before suffering a narrow 20-17 loss to Jersey at St. Peter.

Former Pirates winger David Doherty – one of the most exciting players in the RFU Championship – has nine tries to his name already this campaign.

Following Friday's game, Leeds face Newcastle at Headingley (10 Feb), before a local derby with Doncaster Knights (15 Feb).