13th July 2018, 22:00 | super_league

Honours even at Emerald Headingley

Honours even at Emerald Headingley

Leeds Rhinos 20-20 Wakefield Trinity

Betfred Super League champions Leeds Rhinos are on the brink of a relegation scrap after Wakefield Trinity staged a late fightback to earn a 20-20 draw and deny Kevin Sinfield a winning return to Headingley.

The Rhinos were on course for their first victory since April after opening up a 20-12 lead, but Kyle Wood’s try and a penalty from Ryan Hampshire snatched a vital point for Trinity.

Wakefield remain three points clear of ninth-placed Leeds with only two games to play, leaving new Rhinos director of rugby Sinfield facing up to a battle for survival in the Qualifiers.

Ryan Hall opened the scoring after a blistering start by Leeds and they responded to Bill Tupou’s superb 70-metre solo effort with quickfire tries from Richie Myler and Ash Handley.

But Justin Horo crossed before the break and the Rhinos had only Liam Sutcliffe’s fourth goal to show for their second-half efforts as their winless Super League run stretched to nine matches.