Austin snatches dramatic late victory for Leeds to deny Huddersfield

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  • Leeds Rhinos 18-14 Huddersfield Giants
  • Hosts clinch sixth successive win to maintain playoff push

Blake Austin’s try three minutes from full time secured a sixth successive victory for Leeds Rhinos and moved them a step closer to securing a Super League playoff spot at the expense of Huddersfield Giants. Their latest win was not without controversy though, as a late sin-binning for the Huddersfield prop, Chris Hill, ultimately helped swing the contest in Leeds’ favour.

Calls have been growing all year for the sport to tackle gamesmanship and play acting at the ruck. They will no doubt be enhanced here after Leeds’ Richie Myler won a penalty after appearing to theatrically throw his legs in the air and give the impression he had been tipped on his head by Hill. The prop was sin-binned, Leeds moved downfield from a penalty and Austin darted through a gap in the Giants’ line to solidify their place inside the top six.

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Written by Aaron Bower at Headlingley
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