Leeds Set Unwanted Record


The Wigan Warriors have inflicted yet more misery on the Leeds Rhinos with their win on Thursday evening, the Rhinos now losing seven successive Super League fixtures, the worst run of form in the clubs recent history.

Leeds would make their usual quick start to the game. Briscoe and Sutcliffe cutting through the Wigan left edge, a teasing kick would then see Brett Ferres take advantage of a Wigan error to give the Rhinos the lead after 5 minutes, Sutcliffe unable to convert.

Wigan responded with pure attacking intensity, going close twice and forcing two repeat sets before the Leeds line finally broke, Wigan moving the ball the ball the width of the pitch and Liam Marshall diving into the corner to level the game up, Tomkins then kicking the extras to give Wigan a 6-4 lead after 13 minutes.

Wigan would then extend their lead 5 minutes later in near identical fashion, running the ball on the last as a string of sweeping passes found their way to Liam Marshall for his second of the game, Tomkins going 2 for 2 with the boot. Tomkins then taking the easy points on offer on the 22nd minute after a Brett Ferres flop, Wigan now holding a 14-4 lead.

Leeds' discipline would then cost them yet more points, Cuthbertson having a second go at Bateman and Tomkins once more kicking Wigan to a 12 point lead.

Jack Walker would knock on 5 metres from his own line 8 minutes from halftime, the Warriors not needing to be asked twice to pile on more points as Woods crashed over from close range, the scoreline reading a one-sided 22-4 in favour of the Warriors as Tomkins made it 5 out of 5 with the boot.

Leeds looked to have made a brighter start to the second half, Luke Briscoe collecting Richie Myler's kick inside the first minute, upon review Briscoe was adjudged to lost the ball and Wigan given the ball.

Liam Farrell would be the man to open the second half's scoring, the Wigan forward racing through the Rhinos defence and finding his way into the corner for a try, Tomkins adding the extras for the sixth successive time.

The Rhinos would once more be caught on the back foot, Wigan pushing through before being stopped just short of the line by Aston Golding, Leuluai then crashing over from dummy half to make it 32-4, Tomkins missing his first kick off the night.

Leeds would eventually score again after 4 unanswered tries by the Warriors, Tom Briscoe batting back Joel Moon's kick to Moon who would squeeze into the corner for a try, Sutcliffe once more unable to convert from the right wing.

Leeds were given an opportunity to close the gap when Naverrette was sent to the sin bin for a dangerous tackle on Ormondroyd, Leeds unable to capitalise and instead conceding more points after another penalty, Tomkins kicking the goal to make it 34-8.

Ormondroyd would try to keep the ball on the last in search of points but instead setting away Tony Club, Clubb then releasing Davies who would inflict yet more damage to the scoreboard, Tomkins slotting the kick and Wigan holding a 40-8 lead.

Liam Marshall would finish his hat-trick on the hooter as Sam Tomkins intercepted a
Richie Myler pass, Leeds unable to keep out the Warriors again as Wigan took a 46-8 win.


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