Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Another crucial basement battle for the Leeds Rhinos as they welcomed the old enemy, Wigan Warriors, to Headingley for a four pointer. An unlikley twenty-seven point victory for the Rhinos would lift them above the Warriors into eighth, a twenty-four point win for the visitors would lift them to the dizzy heights of sixth, there was plenty to play for.
The Rhinos started with the same seventeen that nilled Wakefield last time out and made it back to back wins for the first time in 2019. Wigan scraped a scrappy one point win over Hull KR last week and came into the game without Zak Hardaker through injury and Taulima Tautai, who was in court today pleading guilty to a drink driving charge.
The Rhinos were slight favourites with the bookies, but on paper, there was little to choose between the two sides.