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“Just cancel contact in Rugby League if that’s a sin bin” – How social media reacted to Leeds’ win over Huddersfield

In an emotional game at Headingley, as the Leeds faithful welcomed back Rob Burrow to the stadium, the Rhinos did just enough to beat Huddersfield 18-12. It wasn’t a classic showing from the eight-time Super League Champions but they showed enough spirit to get themselves over the line and win for Burrow. Well, that was my view but what was yours? How did social media see the game?

One of the major talking points coming out of the contest was Zane Tetevano’s sin binning. It was simply the latest in a long series of yellow cards for late hits on halfbacks recently and it’s safe to say plenty of fans were disappointed with the decision.

Tetevano could very well face a ban and when you pair that with the potential injury for stand in skipper Ash Handley, Cameron Smith’s self-isolation and the other injury problems the Rhinos face, it’s easy to see why fans are worried.

With a number of senior players missing, Leeds looked to the next generation and 17-year-old Morgan Gannon stole the show picking up the Man of the Match with a stunning display. He even had Leeds supporters likening to a Super League legend.

He wasn’t the only Rhino to earn good reviews with the likes of Callum McLelland, Kruise Leeming and a number of other youngsters receiving praise.

But the game lived in the shadow of Rob Burrow. When he came out prior to the match, the whole stadium including the Huddersfield fans applauded and in the seventh minute the stadium again erupted as his name was chanted by all four stands. It was a special night and rugby league supporters from across the country subsequently took to social media to wish the Leeds legend well as he continues to fight Motor Neurone Disease.

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