Leeds defeat Hunslet in Lazenby Cup

Leeds has won the Leeds Brewery Lazenby Cup with a dramatic 22-18 victory against Hunslet.

In a see-sawing affair Leeds needed a try in the final minutes to edge over Hunslet at the John Charles Centre for Sport.

Young scrum-half Jordan Lilley helped dominate proceedings for the Rhinos.

Danny Ansell opened the scoring after just 90 seconds for the Hawks with an easy try.

Leeds prop Mitch Garbutt evened up the scores after finishing off a Lilley break.

Hunslet took the lead again when Richie Barnett touched down in the corner. But Josh Walters soon tied up it again after another Lilley run.

Leeds took a 18-12 leaded when Lilley, who looked in sharp form, set up Ash Golding for a try. The Super League champions took a slender six-point difference into the break.

But that did not last as centre Mufaro Mvududu touched down a kick to tie it up for Hunslet in the second half.

Both teams went close to scoring next, with players held up over the try-line from both sides.

But it was Charlie Brown who got the winner for Leeds, taking a kick from Lilley to score on the flank with just three minutes left.

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