RHINOS HOLD ON TO VICTORY
The action started in Leeds with the Leeds Rhinos taking on the defending champions Halifax, both sides were unbeaten so far this season and neither side wanted to lose this game.
Both sides started the game well, but it was Halifax who opened up an early twelve point lead. England's Jack Brown then added two more tries before the Rhinos cut the gap to ten points.
With ten minutes left of the first half, two tries for Nathan Collins and a try for Jodie Boyd-Ward saw the Rhinos take the lead for the first time and led at half time by six points.
The second half saw some of the best Wheelchair Rugby League played this season and it started off with a quick try for Halifax, after Brown drew away three Rhino defenders to create the gap for Nathan Mulhall to score a try. Halifax added two more tires through Robert Hawkins to extend the gap to eight points.
The Rhinos closed the gap and retook the lead when Sebastian Bechara added two tries and a try each for Nathan Collins, Ryan Richardson and Tom Haliwell saw the Rhinos extend their lead, as they looked to close out an impressive victory with over five minutes left.
A Nathan Collins drop goal meant that Halifax would have to score ten points during the final two minutes of the match to win it.
Jack Brown scored two tries for Halifax, the second one came with only three seconds left on the clock. Brown took the kick which could win the game for his side, but he pulled the kick left of the post as the Rhinos won the game, their first ever victory over the reigning champions, by fifty seven points to fifty six.
Scorers and Photos coming soon............