Leeds coach Richard Agar was delighted by the effort put in by his side after the Rhinos recorded a 22-16 victory over Warrington at the Halliwell Jones stadium.
The Rhinos built up a 22-6 lead early in the second half but had to survive a frantic rally from the Wolves as Josh Charnley claimed two late tries, while the visitors had both Liam Sutcliffe and Robert Lui in the sin-bin in the final 10 minutes.
Leeds scored three tries through Lui, Alex Mellor and Ash Handley, while Rhyse Martin kicked five goals from as many attempts.
Agar said: “It was a magnificent effort from our boys. We came to play and as the energy dropped out of the game it was like touch and pass in the second half and we were clinging on and had to hang on by our fingernails for dear life.
“But we hung on and came up with some great last-ditch efforts and only conceded with 11 men in the second half with a few minutes left on the clock, so it was a magnificent effort.
“It was an enormous task to come to Warrington on the back of a really tough schedule and the spirit we showed sticking in for each other was fantastic.
“I thought in the first half we were magnificent, we tackled really well and we just got away from that for 10 minutes and they ended up getting a soft try.
“We knew we were going to do it tough and when you throw in the two sin-bins as well, the spirit we showed was fantastic.”