Rhinos claim plucky win at Wakefield


Leeds Rhinos claimed back to back wins for the first time this season after a hard fought 10-0 victory against Wakefield Trinity.

It was a tough game in wet conditions at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.

The only points in the first half came from the boot of Liam Sutcliffe as he kicked two penalties to send the Rhinos into half time 4-0 in front. Danny Brough also missed a chance to half the deficit right om

The only try of the game came 15 minutes into the second half as Tui Lolohea intercepted Kelepi Tanginoa’s pass and ran from his own half to score. Sutcliffe hit the post with the conversion, but there was a feeling that that was the defining moment in the game.

The game was then sealed for the Rhinos as Sutcliffe kicked another penalty on a night where the Rhinos handled the conditions much better than their hosts.

It stayed like that, as Wakefield spurned a lot of chances to score including several dropped balls on the line and Ben Jones-Bishop had a try disallowed by the video referee as he slid into touch before getting the ball down.

It means Trinity have missed the chance to boost their playoff chances. Attention now turns to their game against Salford Red Devils away from home next Sunday.

As for Leeds, they seem to be finding form at the right time as they look to pull away from relegation trouble. They host Wigan Warriors next Friday.

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