September 18, 2021

Rhinos stun Giants in golden-point thriller

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By Marc Bazeley

Last Updated: 02/08/20 8:45pm

Luke Gale was instrumental in Leeds' comeback win over Huddersfield Luke Gale was instrumental in Leeds' comeback win over Huddersfield

Luke Gale was instrumental in Leeds’ comeback win over Huddersfield

Luke Gale once again proved to be the hero in golden point as Leeds Rhinos mounted an incredible comeback to snatch a 27-26 win over Huddersfield Giants.

The Giants had looked on course for a comfortable victory when holding a 26-6 lead on the back of Darnell McIntosh’s hat-trick with 15 minutes to go, but four tries in the space of 10 minutes – two of which were converted – saw them force golden point extra time.

Gale, whose tries sparked the comeback, then did what he has done several times before in his career and kicked the one-pointer which saw the Rhinos take the win, capping a thrilling return to action for Super League after 20 weeks.

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