But it could have been a completely different result when the Rhinos led at half-time, courtesy of a late try off the back of a seemingly obvious forward pass missed by both referee and touch judge.
Gareth Morton had opened the scoring for the home side with a penalty, but Leeds dominated early proceedings, Jamie Jones-Buchannan coming close before Ashley Gibson grabbed the game’s first try.
Leeds though got themselves back in front thanks to a suspicious-looking Lee Smith try – a forward pass in the build-up angering the home support – and led 10-8 at the half-time interval.
The Robins started the stronger after the restart, and the pressure told when Luke Dyer followed a grubber into the in-goal area and touched down, Morton’s third goal giving them a 14-8 lead.
Morton then added a penalty to extend that lead, before Adreas Bauer grabbed a try on his debut to put the home side well and truly into the driving seat, Morton again adding the two points.
Leeds looked like coming back into the game with two more tries from Gibson making the Hull KR contingent decidedly nervous, but the home side were able to hold out and record a memorable victory.