Wakefield Trinity 26 Leeds Rhinos 28: Rhinos rally to edge thrilling derby

Leeds Rhinos battled back to pip Wakefield Trinity 28-26 in a thrilling derby at Mobile Rocket Stadium, Belle Vue.

Rhinos captain Kallum Watkins scores the opening try, the first of two against Wakefield. He also kicked four goals. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Rhinos went ahead early on through a Kallum Watkins try and the first of his four goals, but tries by Jacob Miller and Kyle Wood and two Ryan Hampshire conversions sent Trinity in 12-6 ahead at the break.

Leeds levelled through Ash Handley’s converted try, but Hampshire kicked a penalty and then converted Matty Ashurst’s try to make it 20-12 with 25 minutes left.

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Watkins’ second try got Leeds back in it and then Brad Singleton crossed from Richie Myler’s kick and the conversion edged Rhinos in front.

When Josh Walters scored a converted try with three minutes left that seemed to be it, but Trinity staged a grandstand finish as Max Jowitt crossed and Hampshire converted.

Reece Lyne made a strong run in the final seconds, but Leeds’ defence held on to condemn Wakefield to a fifth straight defeat.

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