Super League star suggests that Leeds Rhinos fans impacted crucial decision

Yesterday, Leeds Rhinos defeated Warrington Wolves as they battle with the Wolves, Hull FC, Hull KR, Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils for the final two play-off spots.

It was a great game between the two play-off hopefuls that went right to the death at Headingley Stadium.

Leeds trailed 12-6 and 16-12 in the second half but two quick fire tries, both of which were great to watch, tore Warrington Wolves apart as the Rhinos burst down field on both occasions with Luke Hooley both times playing a crucial role.

He scored the first try which was a score the raised questions over a forward pass.

In fact, Salford Red Devils star Ryan Brierley would suggest on commentary that Leeds’ famous South Stand played a part in it not being given as one.

He said 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 error from Matt Dufty that would cost the Wolves a last minute winner.

“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.”