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Sam Walters (17), David Fusitu’a (49), Luke Hooley (62) and James Bentley (69) scored tries as Leeds Rhinos picked up a giant Tremendous League victory over Warrington Wolves on Sunday; The comeback win reignited the Rhinos’ Tremendous League play-off push

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Highlights of the Tremendous League match between Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves

Highlights of the Tremendous League match between Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves

Leeds reignited their Tremendous League play-off ambitions after preventing again from behind to edge out free-falling Warrington in a dramatic end at Headingley.

James Bentley’s late attempt nearly sealed a 24-22 win for the Rhinos, who had been unconvincing for lengthy intervals and have been lucky to path by solely 4 factors at half-time.

However the hosts have been compelled to cling on after Stefan Ratchford’s late attempt lowered the deficit earlier than Matt Dufty discovered himself a fingertip away from reaching Ratchford’s kick on the hooter.

Whereas the win snapped a three-game dropping streak for the Rhinos, Warrington may rely themselves a little bit unlucky to see their very own dropping streak prolong to seven league video games, leaving their very own play-off hopes within the stability.

James Bentley was among the many attempt scorers as Leeds picked up a giant Tremendous League win over Warrington

For lengthy intervals it seemed like Wire, nonetheless working beneath interim head coach Gary Chambers, have been set to breathe new life into their marketing campaign as they carved the flat-footed Rhinos open at will.

Dufty raced onto his personal kick to the touch down inside two minutes then Josh Thewlis was solely denied a second for the guests when his foot strayed into contact after good scrambling by Cameron Smith.

Sam Walters fumbled Leeds’ first opening however they capitalised on a sequence of penalties to nudge in entrance when Smith, the Rhinos’ standout performer, despatched Walters scooting over earlier than Martin added the extras.

However inside two minutes Leeds proved to be their very own worst enemies as soon as once more as Dufty gathered a excessive ball and left Bentley for useless, surging 60 metres by the Rhinos line earlier than shedding to Matty Ashton to seize Warrington’s second.

Rhyse Martin kicked 4 conversions in Leeds’ victory

The guests ought to have prolonged their benefit after slicing open the Leeds line once more just for Danny Walker to fumble a golden alternative with the attempt line at his mercy.

The Leeds blunders continued both facet of the break, first Harry Newman passing a doubtlessly try-scoring likelihood to Ash Handley into contact, then Handley’s surprising error on the play-the-ball giving Ratchford the prospect to kick Warrington additional in entrance at 12-6.

Leeds hauled stage when David Fusitu’a grounded Aidan Sezer’s intelligent kick and Martin’s conversion pulled Leeds stage, however 5 minutes later Warrington have been again in entrance when Ratchford discovered it too straightforward to throw a dummy and rating Wire’s third attempt.

However the veteran’s conversion strayed throughout the face of the posts and Leeds snatched their unbelievable alternative, Sezer offloading for full-back Luke Hooley to scamper in beneath the posts.

Leeds seemed to have sealed victory when Smith’s surge by the center resulted in Bentley crossing within the nook, however Matty Nicholson’s late effort made it a nervy remaining jiffy and Dufty got here agonisingly near giving a topsy-turvy contest one remaining twist.

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