3rd October 2020: Leeds 26 Wigan 12
Posted by Bilko on October 08 2020 - 12:04

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Saturday 3rd October 2020
Leeds Rhinos 26 Wigan Warriors 12
Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens
Coral Challenge Cup Semi Final

Kick Off 2:30pm

 

- Wigan       - Leeds    
6 Bevan French       16 Richie Myler    
21 Dom Manfredi       2 Tom Briscoe  T   
1 Zak Hardaker  T   G2    15 Liam Sutcliffe    
23 Jake Bibby       4 Konrad Hurrell    
5 Joe Burgess       5 Ash Handley  T2   
7 Thomas Leuluai       6 Robert Lui    
31 Jackson Hastings       7

Luke Gale

   
17

Oliver Partington

      8

Ava Seumanufagai

   
9 Sam Powell       9 Kruise Leeming    
30

Ethan Havard

      19

Mikołaj Olędzki

   
11 Willie Isa       11 Alex Mellor    
12 Liam Farrell       12 Rhyse Martin  T   G5 
13

Sean O'Loughlin

      10

Matt Prior

   
Interchange:
15 Joe Greenwood       14 Brad Dwyer    
19 Joe Bullock       22 Cameron Smith    
28 Harry Smith  T      25 James Donaldson    
33 Joe Shorrocks       28 Tom Holroyd    
               
Report: 

Played in horrible wet conditions, Wigan were totally dominated in this semi final. It basically fell down to the pack battle with Leeds making 76% of the total metres first half and with hardly any errors to help Wigan they eventually broke Wigan's defence down to be 20-0 up before the oranges.

A penalty goal from Rhyse Martin made it 2-0 before a 40/20 led towards the long overdue first try also scored by Martin who converted and kicked another penalty for 10-0 on 23 mintues.

An Ash Handley try on 33 minutes left Wigan desperately hanging on to just a 16-0 deficit towards half time but a Tom Briscoe try increased the lead to 20-0.

In wet weather that was a massive lead and although Wigan found a little bit of traction second half, the damage had already been well done. A second try for Handley on 68 minutes eventually sealed Wembley for Leeds with late tries to Harry Smith and Zak Hardaker being flattering consolation.

Scoring: 
13:34 Leeds 02 Wigan 00

Penalty Goal: Rhyse Martin (1/1)

17:06 Leeds 06 Wigan 00

Try: Rhyse Martin

Leeds 08 Wigan 00

Conversion: Rhyse Martin (2/2)

22:08 Leeds 10 Wigan 00

Penalty Goal: Rhyse Martin (3/3)

32:59 Leeds 14 Wigan 00

Try: Ash Handley

Leeds 16 Wigan 00

Conversion: Rhyse Martin (4/4)

38:30 Leeds 20 Wigan 00

Try: Tom Briscoe

Leeds 20 Wigan 00

Missed Conv: Rhyse Martin (4/5)

Half` Time Leeds Rhinos 20 Wigan Warriors 0
67:51 Leeds 20 Wigan 00

Try: Ash Handley (2)

Leeds 26 Wigan 00

Conversion: Rhyse Martin (5/6)

74:43 Leeds 26 Wigan 04

Try: Harry Smith

Leeds 26 Wigan 06

Conversion: Zak Hardaker (1/1)

76:50 Leeds 26 Wigan 10

Try: Zak Hardaker

Leeds 26 Wigan 12

Conversion: Zak Hardaker (2/2)

Full Time Leeds Rhinos 26 Wigan Warriors 12
Referee: 

Chris Kendall

Attendance: 

0 (Non Fans in Attendance due to Covid-19 Regulations)

Results: 

2020 Coral Challenge Cup Semi Finals

Saturday 3rd October 2020
Leeds 26 Wigan 12 (at St Helens - Live on BBC ONE)
Salford 24 Warrington 22 (at St Helens - Live on BBC TWO)

2020 Coral Challenge Cup Final

Saturday 17th October 2020
Leeds 17 Salford 16 (at Wembley - Live on BBC ONE)