Leeds Rhinos release encouraging statement after worrying incident with Leigh Leopards supporter

On Sunday Leeds Rhinos and Leigh Leopards collided in a closely fought battle at Headingley in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Leigh took the lead after huge pressure from the Rhinos after Edwin Ipape scored a quintessential hooker’s try.

However, opposite number Jarrod O’Connor said ‘anything you can do I can do better’ and he burrowed over to level matters at 4-all with Rhyse Martin converting to give Leeds the lead.

In the second half, playing towards their own fans in the Western Terraces, Leigh took the lead through Tom Amone before a penalty and drop goal from Ben Reynolds gave Leigh the win.

But sadly for one fan they weren’t able to enjoy their first Headingley win in a generation.

This is because they needed medical attention with plenty of stewards forming a barrier around a Leigh fan as he received medical attention and screens were put up.

Leeds have now confirmed that the Leigh supporter was able to travel home with his family on Sunday as they made the following statement:

“Leeds Rhinos have confirmed that the Leigh supporter who received medical treatment at the stadium at the club’s game against Leigh Leopards was able to travel home with his family after the match.”

Leeds Rhinos Operations Director Sue Ward said: “I  would like to thank the G4S Events team for their quick thinking and action in requesting first aid for the Leigh fan that was taken ill at yesterday’s game.

“Crews from St John’s Ambulance and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service were at the scene with the crowd doctor, Dr Shah, within minutes ensuring the best possible care could be administered. I’m extremely grateful for everyone’s involvement and pleased that the spectator was discharged to travel home with his family.”

There had been reports that the Leigh fan suffered a stroke during the game. We have seen both Leeds star Zane Tetevano and Featherstone Rovers man Josh Hardcastle suffer a stroke recently.

Hopefully the Leigh fan is fit and well and able to enjoy his side’s first trip to Wembley since a win over Leeds back in 1971.