Leeds Overcome Wakefield


Rugby League was briefly back with a host of clubs in action, with some debutantes on show for both sides, here's how the sides lined up.

Leeds: 1 Ashton Golding, 2 Tom Briscoe, 3 Jimmy Keinhorst, 4 Liam Sutcliffe, 5 Ash Handley, 6 Jordan Lilley, 7 Richie Myler, 8 Anthony Mullally, 9 Brad Dwyer, 10 Brad Singleton (c), 11 Josh Walters, 12 Carl Ablett, 13 Jack Ormondroyd. Subs: 14 Jack Walker, 15 Cameron Smith, 16 Mikolaj Oledzki, 17 Owen Trout, 18 Josh Jordan-Roberts, 19 Harry Newman.

Wakefield: 21 Max Jowitt, 5 Ben Jones-Bishop, 4 Reece Lyne, 18 Joe Arundel, 3 Bill Tupou, 9 Kyle Wood, 25 Ryan Hampshire, 10 Anthony England, 13 Tyler Randell, 22 Jordan Baldwinson, 19 James Batchelor, 12 Danny Kirmond (c), 16 Tinirau Arona. Subs: 15 Pauli Pauli, 20 Keegan Hirst, 23 Chris Annakin, 24 Mason Caton-Brown, 26 Luke Hooley, 27 Jordan Crowther, 29 Lewis Wray, 30 Christian Ackroyd.

The Rhinos would open the scoring after the fifteen minute mark, Jordan Lilley probing the defensive line before finding a pass to send Brad Singleton crashing over, Myler adding the extras. 

Wakefield would respond though, Kyle Wood earning the home side field position from a 40/20, Ben Jones-Bishop would get into the corner off the back of a scrum play, Batchelor unable to convert from the touch line. The teams would go into the sheds at 6 points to 4.

The second half would become an arm wrestle, until Jack Ormenroyd would bust through the Wakefield line and show a good turn of pace to race home from 30 metres out, Leeds unable to convert the kick. 

Just four minutes later, Oledzki would grab a try of his own, to take the game further out of Wakefield's reach, Sutcliffe adding the extras to make it 16-4 with 20 minutes to go. 

Wakefield would hit back through Joe Arundel, a walk in for the centre from a good pass from new boy, Ryan Hampshire, to set up a grand stand finish, especially with Batchelor converting the kick to make it a 6 point ball game. 

Wakefield would go close through Arundel with minutes to play, Leeds full Aston Golding holding him up inches short, and when Jordan Lilley would hit a 1-pointer with 3 minutes to play, the game was sealed. 

Wakefield 10 - 17 Leeds

Wakefield Tries: Jones-Bishop, Arundel
Wakefield Conversions: Batchelor

Leeds Tries: Singleton, Ormenroyd, Oledzki
Leeds Conversions: Myler, Sutcliffe
Leeds Drop Goals: Lilley

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