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Leeds 18 – 14 Huddersfield


Blake Austin scores the decisive try for the Leeds Rhinos win three minutes from time; The Huddersfield Giants looked set for their first away win in two months when Oliver Russell kicked in a 73rd-minute penalty to put them ahead.

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Highlights from the Super League clash between Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants.

Highlights from the Super League clash between Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants.

Leeds cruised to a dramatic 18-14 victory over Huddersfield to extend their winning streak to six matches and move within a point of the Catalans Dragons to fourth place in the Betfred Super League.

Blake Austin scored the all-important try with three minutes left to help the Rhinos retain their season-ending purple patch.

The Giants looked to have secured their first away win in two months when Oliver Russell kicked in a 73rd-minute penalty, his first success in five goal attempts, but they lost their way in the closing stages and finished with 11 men like forwards Chris Hill and Joe Greenwood have been convicted of foul play.

Leeds also had to play 20 minutes with just 12 men left as half-backs Austin and Aidan Sezer were shown yellow cards for off-the-ball tackles, but they stayed in the game thanks to spirited defending and have produced a solid finish to take. the loot.

Blake Austin scores a late winner for Leeds Rhinos as they beat Huddersfield Giants 18-14 at Headingley.

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Blake Austin scores a late winner for Leeds Rhinos as they beat Huddersfield Giants 18-14 at Headingley.

Blake Austin scores a late winner for Leeds Rhinos as they beat Huddersfield Giants 18-14 at Headingley.

Leeds 18 - 14 Huddersfield Leeds 18 - 14 Huddersfield

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History of the game

Huddersfield needed just a point to clinch a top-four berth but Leeds got off to the best possible start with winger David Fusitu’a, back from a two-match ban, piercing the heart of the Giants defense after just two minutes.

The Giants managed to muddle through but winger Ash Handley recovered a kick from former Huddersfield captain Sezer’s final tackle to get second rower Rhyse Martin for the first down.

Rhyse Martin scores for the Leeds Rhinos as they take the lead against the Huddersfield Giants.

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Rhyse Martin scores for the Leeds Rhinos as they take the lead against the Huddersfield Giants.

Rhyse Martin scores for the Leeds Rhinos as they take the lead against the Huddersfield Giants.

Martin added the conversion, his 28th successful kick on goal, but the Giants dominated much of the rest of the first half.

Hill forced his way down the line to be held off and winger Leroy Cudjoe was also denied a try for a forward in the build-up before the pressure was revealed after 15 minutes when full-back Tui Lolohea worked at the Ricky Leutele center. the corner.

Leeds prop Mikolaj Oledzki lost the ball heading for the line in a rare Rhinos attack and the home side were down to 12 men after 31 minutes when Austin was shown a yellow card for an off-the-ball tackle on Sam Hewitt.

Russell was off target with the resulting penalty, but Huddersfield made the extra man count five minutes before the break by creating an overlap for winger Louis Senior to score his second try.

Louis Senior scores to put Huddersfield Giants ahead against Leeds Rhinos just before half-time.

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Louis Senior scores to put Huddersfield Giants ahead against Leeds Rhinos just before half-time.

Louis Senior scores to put Huddersfield Giants ahead against Leeds Rhinos just before half-time.

Russell was wide again with the conversion attempt, which left the visitors holding a tenuous 8-6 half-time lead, and it was wiped out within two minutes of the restart.

Back at full strength with Austin returning from the bin of sin, the home side got the first use of the ball in the second half after forcing Toby King into contact from kick-off and inside the first set, full-back Richie Myler rushed to the corner for his side’s second try.

Richie Myler scores to regain the lead for the Leeds Rhinos against the Huddersfield Giants.

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Richie Myler scores to regain the lead for the Leeds Rhinos against the Huddersfield Giants.

Richie Myler scores to regain the lead for the Leeds Rhinos against the Huddersfield Giants.

Martin added the conversion from the touchline, but Leeds were again forced to defend for long periods as the professional visitors got the upper hand.

Greenwood was held over the line after a charge down the middle, but the Giants had more joy when they moved the ball on, Cudjoe taking Lolohea’s pass to cross for their third down.

Russell was again unable to add the goal, leaving the scores locked at 12-12, and Leeds were down to 12 men for the second time when Sezer was booked for an off-the-ball challenge on Theo Fages, who was forced from the field for an assessment of head injuries.

Leeds head coach Rohan Smith praises his defense as Leeds Rhinos edge Huddersfield Giants 18-14 at Headingley.

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Leeds head coach Rohan Smith praises his defense as Leeds Rhinos edge Huddersfield Giants 18-14 at Headingley.

Leeds head coach Rohan Smith praises his defense as Leeds Rhinos edge Huddersfield Giants 18-14 at Headingley.

Huddersfield continued to take the lion’s share in the final quarter and the pivotal moment came eight minutes from time when Myler was caught offside in the ruck and Russell finally found the target with the penalty for break the deadlock.

But Leeds fought back after Hill was shown the yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Myler, with Austin pulling Brad Dwyer’s pass off the tackle to score the winning try and Martin scoring his third goal.

The visitors’ misery was compounded in the final minute when Greenwood became the fourth recipient of a yellow card for a dangerous tackle.

Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson believes his side deserved to win despite losing 18-14 to the Leeds Rhinos at Headingley.

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Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson believes his side deserved to win despite losing 18-14 to the Leeds Rhinos at Headingley.

Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson believes his side deserved to win despite losing 18-14 to the Leeds Rhinos at Headingley.

And after?

It’s the next French derby, live on Sky Sports Arena on Thursday, as Toulouse host the Catalans Dragons. Live coverage begins from 7 p.m., kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

Huddersfield and Leeds, meanwhile, are both back in action on Bank Holiday Monday, with the Rhinos game against the Dragons also live on Sky Sports Arena – kicking off at 6pm.




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