• Wigan Warriors
  • 28 - 10

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Wigan Warriors
  • HT 12 - 4
  • Leeds Rhinos
16th August 2020 | KO 18:30 | Totally Wicked Stadium | Super League

Season So Far

Metres Gained

15,884

Tackles Made
3,710
Missed Tackles
387
Penalties Conceded

75

Total Carries

2,089

Total Passes

2,530

Clean Breaks

85

Errors

159

Top Try Scorer
Ash Handley

12

Top Passer
Brad Dwyer

682

Top Metre Maker

2,125

Ash Handley
Top Tackler

419

Matt Prior

Wigan Warriors 28 Leeds Rhinos 10

Leeds Rhinos lost out to league leaders Wigan after two late scores sealed the win for the Warriors in a tight contest.

Leeds Rhinos played their first ‘on the road’ fixture since the coronavirus lockdown with a trip against to St Helens to take on Wigan Warriors.

Leeds Head Coach Richard Agar was looking for a response from his side after the disappointing result against Champions St Helens seven days earlier and the Rhinos were certainly improved but ultimately fell short against the league leaders.

Wigan had the better of the early exchanges and had a couple of half chances before Liam Farrell found space near the line and powered his way over after sixteen minutes. Zak Hardaker added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead.

The Rhinos got themselves back into the game after that and thought they had scored when Luke Briscoe went over in the corner only for the score to be ruled out by the video referee for an infringement in the build up.

Leeds however did managed to maintain the pressure and they crossed for a  try after 23 minutes when Matt Prior got away from an initial tackle and then offloaded one handed round his back to put Tom Briscoe over in the corner. Rhyse Martin’s attempted conversion hit the post and rebounded away to leave the score at 6-4.

The game was nip and tuck after that as both teams look to find a way through. Leeds had the better of the territory but Wigan defended their line well and then caught the Rhinos out in the closing minutes of the first half when Wigan counter attacked and Bevan French collected a kick ahead to race through and score between the posts. Hardaker added the conversion to make it 12-4 at the break.

Wigan extended their lead in the second half when Hardaker and French combined to put Manfredi over in the corner. Hardaker missed the conversion attempt so it remains 16-4.

The Rhinos cut the lead when Liam Sutcliffe marked his return to the Rhinos side with a try when he spotted a gap near the line and forced his way through following fast play from the Rhinos in the build up. Rhyse Martin added the conversion to make it 16-10 after 65 minutes.

Leeds had a good spell of pressure after that but could not make it pay and were then reduced to 12 men with eight minutes to go when Luke Gale was sin binned after a tackle. Hardaker went for goal from the penalty but missed however Wigan finished strongly to seal the win with two late tries.

Bibby crossed after an error by Luke Briscoe coming away from his own line and then French won the race to a through kick to score between the posts. Hardaker added the conversion with the final play of the game to make it 28-10.

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Wigan Warriors 28 Leeds Rhinos 10

Leeds Rhinos lost out to league leaders Wigan after two late scores sealed the win for the Warriors in a tight contest.

Leeds Rhinos played their first ‘on the road’ fixture since the coronavirus lockdown with a trip against to St Helens to take on Wigan Warriors.

Leeds Head Coach Richard Agar was looking for a response from his side after the disappointing result against Champions St Helens seven days earlier and the Rhinos were certainly improved but ultimately fell short against the league leaders.

Wigan had the better of the early exchanges and had a couple of half chances before Liam Farrell found space near the line and powered his way over after sixteen minutes. Zak Hardaker added the conversion to give his side a 6-0 lead.

The Rhinos got themselves back into the game after that and thought they had scored when Luke Briscoe went over in the corner only for the score to be ruled out by the video referee for an infringement in the build up.

Leeds however did managed to maintain the pressure and they crossed for a  try after 23 minutes when Matt Prior got away from an initial tackle and then offloaded one handed round his back to put Tom Briscoe over in the corner. Rhyse Martin’s attempted conversion hit the post and rebounded away to leave the score at 6-4.

The game was nip and tuck after that as both teams look to find a way through. Leeds had the better of the territory but Wigan defended their line well and then caught the Rhinos out in the closing minutes of the first half when Wigan counter attacked and Bevan French collected a kick ahead to race through and score between the posts. Hardaker added the conversion to make it 12-4 at the break.

Wigan extended their lead in the second half when Hardaker and French combined to put Manfredi over in the corner. Hardaker missed the conversion attempt so it remains 16-4.

The Rhinos cut the lead when Liam Sutcliffe marked his return to the Rhinos side with a try when he spotted a gap near the line and forced his way through following fast play from the Rhinos in the build up. Rhyse Martin added the conversion to make it 16-10 after 65 minutes.

Leeds had a good spell of pressure after that but could not make it pay and were then reduced to 12 men with eight minutes to go when Luke Gale was sin binned after a tackle. Hardaker went for goal from the penalty but missed however Wigan finished strongly to seal the win with two late tries.

Bibby crossed after an error by Luke Briscoe coming away from his own line and then French won the race to a through kick to score between the posts. Hardaker added the conversion with the final play of the game to make it 28-10.

Team Performance

Metres Gained
Wigan Warriors

1449

Leeds Rhinos

1645

Carries
Wigan Warriors

194

Leeds Rhinos

217

Passes
Wigan Warriors Leeds Rhinos

236

243

Tackles
Wigan Warriors Leeds Rhinos

368

373

Missed Tackles

Wigan Warriors

31

Leeds Rhinos

27

Clean Breaks

Wigan Warriors

7

Leeds Rhinos

3

Attacking Kicks

10

11

Dummy Half Metres

29

208

Forty Twenty

0

0

Goals

4

1

Penalties Conceded

7

6

Tries

5

2

Player Performance

PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Ash Handley0060142181789.900100010
Luke Briscoe0040130141067.606200001
Harry Newman00192040181699.401100040
Konrad Hurrell001211601212910.811300031
Tom Briscoe1030030171508.812000000
Callum McLelland0032541020884.401000010
Luke Gale0115272717653.801000001
Tom Holroyd001641103279.000000000
Kruise Leeming0037420127336.501100001
Matt Prior0134412012836.900000020
Rhyse Martin0040431112836.900001101
Bodene Thompson002351008455.600200000
Adam Cuthbertson00396000211657.900400030
Interchanges
Brad Dwyer001640308648.007200010
Liam Sutcliffe101141105163.210100000
Mikolaj Oledzki00293100141289.101100000
Cameron Smith0037730016764.800000011
Ash Handley0060142181789.900100010
Tom Briscoe1030030171508.812000000
Konrad Hurrell001211601212910.811300031
Harry Newman00192040181699.401100040
Luke Briscoe0040130141067.606200001
Callum McLelland0032541020884.401000010
Luke Gale0115272717653.801000001
Tom Holroyd001641103279.000000000
Kruise Leeming0037420127336.501100001
Matt Prior0134412012836.900000020
Rhyse Martin0040431112836.900001101
Bodene Thompson002351008455.600200000
Adam Cuthbertson00396000211657.900400030
Liam Sutcliffe101141105163.210100000
Cameron Smith0037730016764.800000011
Mikolaj Oledzki00293100141289.101100000
Brad Dwyer001640308648.007200010
PlayerTTATCMTMITBATCMAGCBDREFTGMGOFP
Bevan French208008112907.521000000
Dominic Manfredi108102014785.600300001
Zak Hardaker011656201010310.320004201
Jake Bibby11910111012012.010100001
Liam Marshall0010000201517.501100000
Harry Smith0027541413403.100400011
Jackson Hastings02142143221617.311000010
Joe Bullock0018410077911.300000001
Sam Powell014782005142.803000000
Liam Byrne0016210010757.500200000
William Isa0036352011676.100200000
Liam Farrell10468431181277.110000021
Ethan Havard003814000151298.600100000
Interchanges
Joe Greenwood001442208637.900000020
Morgan Smithies003880109819.000000011
Mitch Clark001752006477.800000000
Joe Shorrocks001533104246.000100000
Bevan French208008112907.521000000
Liam Marshall0010000201517.501100000
Zak Hardaker011656201010310.320004201
Jake Bibby11910111012012.010100001
Dominic Manfredi108102014785.600300001
Jackson Hastings02142143221617.311000010
Harry Smith0027541413403.100400011
Liam Byrne0016210010757.500200000
Sam Powell014782005142.803000000
Joe Bullock0018410077911.300000001
William Isa0036352011676.100200000
Liam Farrell10468431181277.110000021
Ethan Havard003814000151298.600100000
Mitch Clark001752006477.800000000
Joe Greenwood001442208637.900000020
Joe Shorrocks001533104246.000100000
Morgan Smithies003880109819.000000011
Stats Key
  • T: Tries
  • TA: Try Assists
  • TC: Tackles
  • MT: Marker Tackles
  • MIT: Missed Tackles
  • TB: Tackle Busts
  • AT: Attacking Kicks
  • C: Carries
  • M: Metres
  • AG: Average Gain
  • CB: Clean Break
  • DR: Run From Dummy Half
  • E: Errors
  • FT: Forty Twenty
  • G: Goals
  • MG: Missed Goals
  • OF: Offload
  • P: Penalties
  • YC: Yellow Card
  • RC: Red Card