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12th May 2019 | KO 13:00 | Robin Park Arena | Women's Super League

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Wigan Warriors 4 Leeds Rhinos 12

By Matthew Wright

The Rhinos opened up the attacking chances on their first set, Leeds deciding to run on the last, the ball going through the hands to Under 19 call up, Fran Goldthorpe, cutting in and avoiding tackles but stopped 5 metres short.

Leeds’ defence was clearly going to be the deciding factor in this game, as Tash Gaines created a half chance as she charged down a Gemma Walsh kick on the Wigan 30. The Wigan winger collecting and the Warriors breaking downfield, the chance coming to nothing though as Suze Hill claimed the ball superbly above her head to kill the opportunity.

Leeds would be forced to start on their own line as stoic defence once more denied the Warriors, however, on the first, Leeds would be handed a penalty for laying on, granting the Rhinos easy metres out of their own danger-zone. The chance unable to be converted into points as the ball going to ground.

Back to back penalties meant Wigan had the first clear cut chance of the game, the home-side prying at the Leeds line but the Warriors losing the ball over the line after some stern Leeds defence.

Wigan were feeling thier way into the game and would slide the ball to the left handside, Gemma Walsh the architect and creator of the opportunity with a well timed ball, but Suze Hill alert to the chance and dumping the Warriors winger over the sideline.

Leeds first real chance of the game would be a huge solo effort from the dynamic Keara Bennett, stepping and jinking away from would be tacklers and then releasing Sophie Nuttall to put the Rhinos within range of the line, the Warriors

Leeds would hit the front on the 22nd minute, Beevers, Lacey and Robinson all harrassing the Wigan goal line, Hill then receiving the ball and catching the Warriors defence too tightly stacked, swinging the ball wide to Bennett to receive it on the bounce to cross for the game’s opener.

Wigan looked like they had gone over for their opening points, somehow! Beevers would come up with a sensational last ditch tackle to hold up a sliding Wigan attack, and deny a certain try. The Rhinos seeing out the half to hold a 4-0 lead.

Leeds started the half in worrying fashion, spilling the kick off and inviting Wigan into the danger zone. The Warriors attacking fast but yet again, Beevers once more the saviour as she somehow rocked the ball loose from Wigan’s Amanda Sibbald.

Suze Hill would be denied just short of the line again, breaking the defence and sprinting clear before being clawed down, Leeds playing fast and Beevers kicking towards the corner but claimed by the Warriors to relieve the pressure.

Leeds could breathe a sigh of relief after Wigan’s kick evaded Beevers and sitting up kindly for Victoria Molyneux, the Warriors loose forward unable to gather in the ball in the shadows of the sticks, the Rhinos then once more performing miracles at the back to deny the Warriors once more.

Leeds were beginning to enjoy more time in possession trundling down field with dominant runs, winning the floor and punishing slow and tired marker work, a high haqnging kick proving too much for the right winger and Leeds with a refreshed set of six. Wigan’s defence firing up and

A piece of individual brilliance would seal the win for the Rhinos. Courtney Hill breaking from the base of the scrum, showing the ball to defenders before backing herself into the corner to score, Hill adding the extras from the touchline to hand Leeds as 10-0 lead.

The Rhinos would then extend their lead further when a deep kick was chased down by Fran Goldthorpe, the young winger’s pressure enough to force the mistake and set Leeds up in prime position. The Warriors then caught offside, Courtney Hill more than happy to take the two points on offer to make it 12-0.

Wigan would finally break the Rhinos defence, shipping the ball to the right edge for the Right Winger to crash over with the last play of the game, the conversion missed and the Rhinos taking a 12-4 win.

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By Matthew Wright

The Rhinos opened up the attacking chances on their first set, Leeds deciding to run on the last, the ball going through the hands to Under 19 call up, Fran Goldthorpe, cutting in and avoiding tackles but stopped 5 metres short.

Leeds’ defence was clearly going to be the deciding factor in this game, as Tash Gaines created a half chance as she charged down a Gemma Walsh kick on the Wigan 30. The Wigan winger collecting and the Warriors breaking downfield, the chance coming to nothing though as Suze Hill claimed the ball superbly above her head to kill the opportunity.

Leeds would be forced to start on their own line as stoic defence once more denied the Warriors, however, on the first, Leeds would be handed a penalty for laying on, granting the Rhinos easy metres out of their own danger-zone. The chance unable to be converted into points as the ball going to ground.

Back to back penalties meant Wigan had the first clear cut chance of the game, the home-side prying at the Leeds line but the Warriors losing the ball over the line after some stern Leeds defence.

Wigan were feeling thier way into the game and would slide the ball to the left handside, Gemma Walsh the architect and creator of the opportunity with a well timed ball, but Suze Hill alert to the chance and dumping the Warriors winger over the sideline.

Leeds first real chance of the game would be a huge solo effort from the dynamic Keara Bennett, stepping and jinking away from would be tacklers and then releasing Sophie Nuttall to put the Rhinos within range of the line, the Warriors

Leeds would hit the front on the 22nd minute, Beevers, Lacey and Robinson all harrassing the Wigan goal line, Hill then receiving the ball and catching the Warriors defence too tightly stacked, swinging the ball wide to Bennett to receive it on the bounce to cross for the game’s opener.

Wigan looked like they had gone over for their opening points, somehow! Beevers would come up with a sensational last ditch tackle to hold up a sliding Wigan attack, and deny a certain try. The Rhinos seeing out the half to hold a 4-0 lead.

Leeds started the half in worrying fashion, spilling the kick off and inviting Wigan into the danger zone. The Warriors attacking fast but yet again, Beevers once more the saviour as she somehow rocked the ball loose from Wigan’s Amanda Sibbald.

Suze Hill would be denied just short of the line again, breaking the defence and sprinting clear before being clawed down, Leeds playing fast and Beevers kicking towards the corner but claimed by the Warriors to relieve the pressure.

Leeds could breathe a sigh of relief after Wigan’s kick evaded Beevers and sitting up kindly for Victoria Molyneux, the Warriors loose forward unable to gather in the ball in the shadows of the sticks, the Rhinos then once more performing miracles at the back to deny the Warriors once more.

Leeds were beginning to enjoy more time in possession trundling down field with dominant runs, winning the floor and punishing slow and tired marker work, a high haqnging kick proving too much for the right winger and Leeds with a refreshed set of six. Wigan’s defence firing up and

A piece of individual brilliance would seal the win for the Rhinos. Courtney Hill breaking from the base of the scrum, showing the ball to defenders before backing herself into the corner to score, Hill adding the extras from the touchline to hand Leeds as 10-0 lead.

The Rhinos would then extend their lead further when a deep kick was chased down by Fran Goldthorpe, the young winger’s pressure enough to force the mistake and set Leeds up in prime position. The Warriors then caught offside, Courtney Hill more than happy to take the two points on offer to make it 12-0.

Wigan would finally break the Rhinos defence, shipping the ball to the right edge for the Right Winger to crash over with the last play of the game, the conversion missed and the Rhinos taking a 12-4 win.