Second half collapse “no biggie” according to Rhinos fans – How social media reacted to last night’s rugby

Last night we were blessed with three close encounters in the Betfred Super League. Wigan again edged Huddersfield, Salford damaged Wakefield’s play-off hopes with an impressive win against Trinity whilst, for the second week in a row, the Rhinos failed to capitalise on a dominant first half against Catalans allowing the league leaders to win a ninth game in a row. That’s how I saw it, but what was social media’s take?

Let’s start with the headline match between Catalans and Leeds. It’s safe to say Leeds fans weren’t best pleased with their second half showing. Many were infuriated by the fact it was a carbon copy of their loss to Catalans at Headingley.

That said, Leeds did have one or two key players missing and perhaps their loss of momentum could be attributed to their absence.

Speaking of Rob Lui’s absence, some Leeds fans felt coach Richard Agar made a mistake in not playing the impressive Kruise Leeming at stand-off.

Despite the myriad of excuses Leeds fans could’ve come out with, plenty went down the same line of thought as Richard Agar and believed the Rhinos couldn’t blame the loss on anyone but themselves.

That said, some fans interestingly claimed that they weren’t worried in the slightest by the loss.

Leeds may have run out of steam in the second stanza but their loss wasn’t simply down to a lack of energy. The Dragons were superb in the second half and were led expertly by Josh Drinkwater. He was perhaps the difference in the end.

That was despite a huge error from him in the first half which certainly raised one or two eyebrows.

Elsewhere, Wigan came up with a gutsy win against Huddersfield. Some fans felt it was the beginning of an important resurgence for the Warriors.

In general, plenty of Wigan fans were proud of the youngsters who have helped get their season back on track.

On the other hand, Huddersfield may have lost, but there were one or two positives for the Giants including a first Super League try for young starlet Will Pryce.

Unsurprisingly, it’s not just Huddersfield fans keen to see how Pryce plays in the future. Many Wigan supporters are hoping that one day they may see him in a Cherry and White shirt.

Elsewhere, it was a disappointing night for Wakefield as they succumbed to defeat against Salford. It’s safe to say Trinity fans were divided by the result.

Unsurprisingly, Salford fans were less divided and were pleased with the vital win.

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