Leeds 24-22 Warrington

Leeds Rhinos went back into second place in the engage Super League table with a narrow 24-22 win over Warrington Wolves.

The Wolves led  22-18 thanks to a try from Mike Cooper but the Rhinos hit back.

First Ryan Hall was held up over the try-line before the ball was moved right for Scott Donald to score, Kevin Sinfield’s touchline conversion giving Leeds the win.

The visitors opened the scoring after just a few minutes, Richie Mathers using his pace to get over the line and Chris Bridge adding the extras.
Leeds replied quickly however when Mathers failed to deal with a loose ball in the in-goal area and Hall touched down.

The Wolves extended their advantage when Michael Monaghan found the pace to set up Vinnie Anderson, Bridge’s goal making the score 12-4.

That lead was cut once again: Danny McGuire’s kick to the corner loked as though it would roll into touch, but Scott Donald got there just in time.

Leeds still trailed by four points and saw a Brent Webb touch down ruled out by the video referee; before half time Warrington also had a score from Monaghan dissallowed.

Warrington scores first after the restart, Jon Clarke’s run from dummy half allowing Louise Anderson to cross, Bridge converting for a 18-8 lead.

The Rhinos responded when McGuire reached out to score, Sinfield adding his first conversion, and the scores were levelled when Lee Smith found the space out wide to touch down.

With the result in the balance Lee Briers’ drop-goal attempt was charged down; Warrington came up with the posession though and Cooper got over the line to edge his side ahead.

Bridge, however, missed with the attempt on goal, and that was crucial as Donald’s try levelled matters once again and Sinfield added a difficult two points from a narrow angle. 

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