Leeds 12 – 13 St Helens
St Helens half-back Lewis Dodd kicked in a pointer in the dying seconds of extra time for the golden point in Betfred’s Super League clash with the Leeds Rhinos at Headingley to seal the visitors’ victory; earlier in the evening, the women of the Saints had beaten the Rhinos 32-18
Last update: 26/05/23 22:22
Lewis Dodd of St Helens won the game for his team with this drop goal
Lewis Dodd’s drop goal with just 26 seconds of extra time in Golden Points left handed St Helens a hard-fought 13-12 win over Leeds Rhinos in their Betfred Super League clash.
Tries from Ash Handley and Cameron Smith helped the Rhinos take a 12-4 half-time lead at Headingley, with Tommy Makinson responding for the visitors with a try in his 300th appearance for the Saints.
Leeds weren’t helped by losing Aidan Sezer, Morgan Gannon and Harry Newman to injury before the break, and a converted try from Curtis Sironen and a Makinson penalty drew Saints level before the home side sent off James McDonnell for late punches.
Tempers flare in Leeds Rhinos’ game against St Helens in the dying moments of regulation time, with James McDonnell shown a red card for throwing a punch
Neither team was able to conjure up a winner in normal times and both had plenty of attempts at the pointer before Dodd, who scored the crucial goal in the Saints’ World Club Challenge win over the Penrith Panthers, finally nailed the winning score just like the game. seemed to be heading for a draw.
The game was part of a double-header which earlier in the night saw two tries each from Emily Rudge and Shona Hoyle help the Saints women to a 32-18 victory over the Rhinos in the Women’s Super League of Bethfred.
Highlights from the Super League clash between Leeds Rhinos Women and St Helens Women
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