Leeds Rhinos given controversial yellow card for hit on Theo Fages

Leeds Rhinos had already been down 12 men at one stage when Blake Austin was sent to the sinbin in the first-half, but the West Yorkshire side were cut even further just before the hour.

That was because referee Jack Smith sent Aidan Sezer to the sinbin for a late tackle on Huddersfield GIants’ Theo Fages which was deemed ‘reckless’ by Smith.

The passage of play ended with Leroy Cudjoe going in at the corner after great attacking work from left to right which involved Fages, Tui Lolohea and Olly Russell.

That being said, Russell had failed with every conversion attempt as well as a penalty up until that point with eight points going begging for the Giants.

This is how both sides lined up before the game:

Leeds Rhinos

Richie Myler
David Fusitu’a
Liam Sutcliffe
Ash Handley
Blake Austin
Aidan Sezer
Mikolaj Oledzki
Brad Dwyer
Zane Tetevano
Morgan Gannon
Rhyse Martin
James Bentley
Substitutes
Kruise Leeming
Matt Prior
Tom Briscoe
Jarrod O’Connor

Huddersfield Giants

Tui Lolohea
Leroy Cudjoe
Toby King
Ricky Leutele
Louis Senior
Olly Russell
Theo Fages
Chris Hill
Danny Levi
Oliver Wilson
Chris McQueen
Sam Hewitt
Luke Yates
Substitutes
Matty English
Joe Greenwood
Adam O’Brien
Owen Trout

Leeds already had to reshuffle in the opening two minutes after Liam Sutcliffe was forced off with a knee injury as the returning Tom Briscoe touched terrafirma on game day for the first time in four months.

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