Rhinos edge past champions Wigan
|Betfred Super League|
|Leeds Rhinos (14) 26|
|Tries: Hall, Moon, Watkins, Ablett Goals: Golding 5|
|Wigan Warriors (12) 16|
|Tries: Williams 2, Marshall Goals: Escare 2|
Kallum Watkins marked his 200th appearance for Leeds Rhinos with a try to help them overcome Wigan Warriors.
Ryan Hall and Joel Moon put Leeds 14-12 up at the break, while George Williams twice went over for Wigan in a ferocious opening 40 minutes.
The half ended with heated exchanges and Leeds’ Brett Ferres was sin-binned for a tackle on Oliver Gildart.
Watkins added to Rhinos’ lead and Carl Ablett sealed victory late on after Liam Marshall’s try gave Wigan hope.
More to follow.
Leeds Rhinos: Golding; Briscoe, Watkins, Keinhorst, Hall; McGuire, Moon; Garbutt, Parcell, Cuthbertson, Ablett, Ferres, Jones-Buchanan.
Replacements: Mullally, Burrow, Delaney, Sutcliffe.
Wigan Warriors: Escare; Davies, Gildart, Forsyth, Marshall; Williams, Leuluai; Nuuausala, Powell, Flower, J Tomkins, Isa, Clubb.
Replacements: Tautai, Sutton, Gregson, Navarrete.
Referee: Ben Thaler