Super League star suggests crucial Leeds Rhinos try could have been disallowed

Leeds Rhinos have taken a big step towards the top six after defeating Warrington Wolves 24-22 as both clubs fight with Hull FC, Hull KR, Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils for the final two play-off spots.

The Rhinos were trailing 16-12 in the second half but two quick fire tries turned things around for the Rhinos as they scored a sensational try through Luke Hooley as he backed up a brilliant Aidan Sezer break.

After a similar moment with Hooley, James Bentley scored in the corner but it was the first try that raised questions as a forward pass could have been given in the eyes of Ryan Brierley as he commented on the OurLeague app.

“There’s questions to be asked about the final pass but these fans won’t care.

“I think if it’s not the south stand on Leeds’ side then that gets called for but great anticipation by Luke Hooley like all good fullbacks do to put him back up the middle and gets himself over for four points.

“It’s a questionable pass but Leeds won’t mind.”

He also had his say on the Matt Dufty error that cost the Wolves at the death:

“We’ve probably seen the best and worst of Matt Dufty today. It’s to win the game and he drops it cold.

“The last moments of big games, they’re the moments I enjoy the most. You can be so good for 79 minutes 50 seconds, Matt Dufty was arguably Warrington’s best player.

“Then in the last second of the game, just drops the ball cold over the line. Heartbreaking for Matt Dufty and Warrington.”

Brierley noted that it was a “cruel” way to lose the game as he suggested Warrington were the better team for large parts of the game:

“For me Dufty was probably Warrington’s best player alongside George Williams. Just the cruel nature of sport isn’t it?

“They could have snatched the game. And I don’t think you can argue we were too winning the game.

“I think they were probably the stronger team for larger parts of the game. But Leeds just like they did last year, this time, this time here, they find a way don’t they?

“They find a way consistently at the back end of seasons to pick up points, to put themselves in a situation where they can reach the promised land again.”