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Wigan Warriors 24 Leeds Rhinos 22

2nd September 2005

By Leeds Rhinos

The Rhinos suffered another last gasp defeat adding to the heartbreak of the Cup Final.

The home side who struck first through Dennis Moran after good work by Newton and Moran.  However, no sooner had the Rhinos fell behind than they were back in the game with a wonder try from Lee Smith. He collected a kick through from Danny Orr and eluded five would be tacklers to score from 50 metres out.

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Ali Lauitiiti was then adjudged to have knocked on when a Wigan move came to an abrupt end and from the resulting scrum the line was broke again, Orr stretching for the line under pressure from Smith.

After 22 minutes they were awarded their first penalty and then a great chase from Mark Calderwood earned a repeat set. That was the signal Leeds needed to up the tempo and a great short pass from Sinfield released Chev Walker who powered his way over.

Leeds then took the lead for the first time with a try created by a great break by Rob Burrow allowing Dunemann in to score.  The large band of Rhinos fans behind the posts were again left feeling aggrieved when Wigan hit back with Dennis Moran's second try of the night to leave the half time score 18-16 to Wigan.

The second half was a real war of attrition as both sides produced some incredible defence.  Chev Walker set up the first try of the second half with a 50 metre break before finding McGuire who cut through on a wonderful line. He was eventually tackled but a quick ball from Burrow kept the flow going and he found Lee Smith who sliced through the defence. Sinfield’s conversion made it 22-18 after 60 minutes.

Smith then had a chance to complete his hat trick but the chance went begging and fate cruelly turned on the Rhinos when they were penalised for coming through on Orr after he had kicked a grubber through. They kicked down field and through slick handling were able to get Harrison Hansen over for a score which Danny Orr converted to give Wigan the lead with time running out for the Rhinos.

There was drama at the end. Willie Poching claimed he had scored but after lengthy consultation with his in goal judge Laughton elected for a scrum to Leeds ten metres out.
 

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