“Should have won” – Unhappy Leeds Rhinos fans left “baffled” by side’s approach

Last night was a great night of Super League: Leeds Rhinos lost to Hull KR in a golden point thriller, Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves met in a tasty clash at the DW Stadium and Huddersfield Giants showed what they can do against Wakefield Trinity opening the door for Castleford Tigers today against Hull FC.

But the drama was certainly at Headingley where a swirling wind and constant rain added an element of doubt to a game Leeds were expected to win against an injury Hull KR side.

The Robins got the first score when Brad Schneider hit a great line to crash over on debut. Leeds cancelled out that try when Jarrod O’Connor burrowed over from close range but Schneider was pulling the strings and his grubber kick in behind led to a try for Tom Opacic.

Hull KR then extended their lead to 10 points when Louis Senior darted down the wing to dive in at the corner for 16-6.

Leeds did get a try back as Nene MacDonald carved through down the right edge before finding Corey Johnson in support but a penalty before the break made it 18-12 to Hull KR.

Leeds gad the weight of possession in the second 40 and levelled matters through Ash Handley’s 100th Super League try on his 200th career appearance touching down a grubber kick.

The game would go to golden point where two catastrophic errors from Leeds set Schneider up for debut delight with the match winning drop goal.

Leeds fans felt like they should have won the game with Leeds camped in the Hull KR half for most of the second half and not having a single effort at the drop goal which left some fans baffled.

This was largely down to the fact there was no effort at the one pointer.

One fan said Leeds didn’t deserve to win but should have given the opportunities they had.

The focus on not kicking the drop goal kept re-emerging as the club have decisions to make about their spine for next year.

There was simply no getting away from these missed opportunities.