Leeds edge past Super League champions Wigan

Kallum Watkins scored the third of Leeds' four tries against champions Wigan
Betfred Super League
Leeds Rhinos (14) 26
Tries: Hall, Moon, Watkins, Ablett Goals: Golding 5
Wigan Warriors (12) 16
Tries: Williams 2, Marshall Goals: Escare 2

Kallum Watkins marked his 200th appearance for Leeds Rhinos with a try to help them overcome Wigan Warriors.

Ryan Hall and Joel Moon put Leeds 14-12 up at the break, while George Williams twice went over for Wigan in a ferocious opening 40 minutes.

The half ended with heated exchanges and Leeds' Brett Ferres was sin-binned for a tackle on Oliver Gildart.

Watkins added to Rhinos' lead and Carl Ablett sealed victory late on after Liam Marshall's try gave Wigan hope.

More to follow.

Leeds Rhinos: Golding; Briscoe, Watkins, Keinhorst, Hall; McGuire, Moon; Garbutt, Parcell, Cuthbertson, Ablett, Ferres, Jones-Buchanan.

Replacements: Mullally, Burrow, Delaney, Sutcliffe.

Wigan Warriors: Escare; Davies, Gildart, Forsyth, Marshall; Williams, Leuluai; Nuuausala, Powell, Flower, J Tomkins, Isa, Clubb.

Replacements: Tautai, Sutton, Gregson, Navarrete.

Referee: Ben Thaler


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