Leeds Rhinos 44 Wasps Netball 43 - Record crowd roars the Rhinos to a thrilling one-point victory

A crowd in excess of 3,000 fans roared Leeds Rhinos Netball to a famous win over Wasps on a historic afternoon at first direct Arena on Sunday.

Vitality Netball Superleague. Leeds Rhinos v Wasps Rhinos Emily Hollingworth. 6th March 2022. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe
Vitality Netball Superleague. Leeds Rhinos v Wasps Rhinos Emily Hollingworth. 6th March 2022. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

A crowd in excess of 3,000 fans roared Leeds Rhinos Netball to a famous win over Wasps on a historic afternoon at first direct Arena on Sunday.

A raucous atmosphere generated by an enthusiastic crowd greeted the Rhinos first home game in Leeds and the entertainment did not disappoint, the Yorkshire side edging a thrilling game by a single point.

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Rhinos held the advantage by that margin at half-time against a long-established Vitality Superleague side but by the end of the third 15-minute quarter, they trailed 36-33. However, cheered on by the biggest crowd to watch professional netball in Yorkshire, the Rhinos - who were forced to wait for a first game in Leeds due to the Covid pandemic - stormed back to claim their third win of the season.

Vitality Netball Superleague. Leeds Rhinos v Wasps Rhinos head coach Tracey Robinson. 6th March 2022. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe
Vitality Netball Superleague. Leeds Rhinos v Wasps Rhinos Brie Grierson. 6th March 2022. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe
Record attendance: A crowd of more than 3,000 watched the Rhinos edge Wasps by a point. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe