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Super League: Leeds Rhinos 24-22 St Helens

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Betfred Super LeagueLeeds Rhinos (6) 24Tries: Moon, Ward, Watkins, Hall Goals: Lilley 4St Helens (4) 22Tries: Swift, Makinson, Roby, Walmsley Goals: Makinson 3Leeds Rhinos edged a thrilling match against St Helens to move up to second in the Super League table.The hosts led 6-4 at half-time after Joel Moon and Adam Swift traded scores.Stevie Ward’s try extended Leeds’ advantage early in the second period, only for Saints to then turn the match around thanks to Tommy Makinson and James Roby.

However, Kallum Watkins and Ryan Hall made it 24-16 to Leeds, and they held on despite Alex Walmsley’s late try.Rhinos are now six points off Super League leaders Castleford Tigers, while St Helens remain sixth, three points behind Wakefield in fifth.Saints beat Leeds in a low-scoring but enthralling encounter on the opening night of the season, but this time they were to find themselves on the wrong end of another topsy-turvy two-point game.The key period at Headingley came after Jon Wilkin was sin-binned for a dangerous tackle on 62 minutes, with Leeds twice crossing the whitewash while St Helens were a man light.There was also some concern over Saints half-back Matty Smith, who was forced off during the first half with what coach Justin Holbrook described after the game as a “serious eye injury”.”Matty had his eyelid ripped open and we couldn’t stitch it so he’s had to go to hospital,” said Holbrook. “We’re hoping he’ll be OK.”Leeds Rhinos: Walker, Briscoe, Watkins, L. Sutcliffe, Hall, Moon, Lilley, Galloway, Parcell, Singleton, Ablett, Ward, Cuthbertson.Replacements: Garbutt, Mullally, Ormondroyd, Handley.St Helens: Lomax, Swift, Makinson, Morgan, Grace, Fages, Smith, Thompson, Roby, Amor, Taia, Wilkin, Knowles.Replacements: Walmsley, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Douglas, Peyroux.Referee: James Child (RFL)
Source: BBC Leeds