An incredible blunder by referee Steve Ganson saw Bradford Bulls robbed of a victory in the most controversial fashion to overshadow what had been a thrilling encounter.
With the Bulls 38-36 up with a minute on the clock, Ganson awarded Leeds a penalty that never was, for apparent offside. Leeds' Kevin Sinfield opted to go for goal, but his kick hit the crossbar. Leeds' Jordan Tansey, a good 7-8 yards offside, was first to react, and picked up the ball and crashed over under the sticks for a try. The referee failed to consult the video referee for a horrifying decision, which saw Bulls coach Steve McNamara say his side was cheated, and they were.
The game itself was a thrilling affair, with tries a bundle from both sides. Michael Platt grabbed two for the Bulls, with further tries from Lesley Vainikolo, Ian Henderson, Ben Harris and Andy Lynch.
Leeds, who go top of the league with this win, scored through Brent Webb's hat trick, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Keith Senior, Rob Burrow and then Tansey's controversial late winner, to record a 42-38 win.