Leeds edge out Wigan to book semis spot

Last Updated: 23/09/21 9:42pm A second-half try from Ash Handley helped Leeds Rhinos into the Super League play-off semi-finals and brought the Adrian Lam era at Wigan Warriors to an end in a 8-0 defe

Leeds edge out Wigan to book semis spot

Handley's converted try and a penalty from Rhyse Martin proved enough to seal victory for the Rhinos over last season's Grand Final runners-up; The match at the DW Stadium had been scoreless at half time

Last Updated: 23/09/21 9:42pm

Ash Handley celebrates scoring Leeds' try during the win over Wigan Ash Handley celebrates scoring Leeds' try during the win over Wigan
Ash Handley celebrates scoring Leeds' try during the win over Wigan

A second-half try from Ash Handley helped Leeds Rhinos into the Super League play-off semi-finals and brought the Adrian Lam era at Wigan Warriors to an end in a 8-0 defeat on Thursday night.

The first half of the elimination play-off clash at the DW Stadium was hard fought and, at times, end-to-end, but there was nothing to separate the Warriors and the Rhinos at the break as neither were able to get on the scoreboard.

It was the first time in play-off history a game had been 0-0 at half time, but the deadlock was finally broken in the 50th minute when Handley collected a tap-back from Richie Myler to race over for a converted try to put the visitors ahead.

Ash Handley finally got the first score of the game for Leeds after 50 minutes against Wigan in their Super League play-off eliminator.

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Ash Handley finally got the first score of the game for Leeds after 50 minutes against Wigan in their Super League play-off eliminator.
Ash Handley finally got the first score of the game for Leeds after 50 minutes against Wigan in their Super League play-off eliminator.

Rhyse Martin added a penalty to his conversion to put the seal on the win for the Rhinos, who now wait to find out whether they will travel to Catalans Dragons or St Helens in next week's semi-final.

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