|Leeds (12) 17|
|Tries: Handley 2, Briscoe Objectives: Martin 2 Drop-goal: Gale|
|Salford (6) 16|
|Tries: Williams, Pauli, Greenwood Objectives: Inu 2|
Luke Gale kicked a late drop-goal as Leeds rallied to beat Salford and win a primary Problem Cup in 5 years.
Ash Handley scored two of the Rhinos’ three tries, whereas fellow winger Tom Briscoe broke a Wembley report together with his seventh strive in a Problem Cup closing.
Salford briefly led when Pauli Pauli and James Greenwood each scored to construct on Welsh winger Rhys Williams’ gorgeous breakaway first-half strive.
However Handley’s second attempt to go to 16-16 was adopted by Gale’s one-pointer.
Gale was simply extensive together with his first try on the sticks however when he had one other effort, this one sailed over, to go away final 12 months’s overwhelmed Tremendous League Grand Finalists Salford heartbroken of their first Wembley closing since 1969.
Leeds ‘received it for Burrow’
Against this, this was Leeds’ sixth closing in 11 years, the earlier 5 of which had all concerned their little legend Rob Burrow.
The previous scrum-half, who has been bravely battling motor neurone illness, was because of be current at Wembley as visitor of honour.
However, though he was evaded the empty stadium on the large day, he was nonetheless honoured at rugby league’s first Covid-19 closing ‘in absentia’.
And, in a surprising contest which swung each methods, it was the type of battling spirit engendered by Burrow in his taking part in days that helped Leeds earn their 14th Problem Cup triumph – now inside 5 of the report 19 held by Wigan.
It was additionally in some way becoming that Leeds’ greatest participant – and a deserving winner of the Lance Todd Trophy as man of the match – was Richie Myler, who, though now taking part in at full-back, has spent most of his profession taking part in in Burrow’s previous function at half-back.
Extra to observe.
Leeds: Myler; Briscoe, Hurrell, L Sutcliffe, Handley; Lui, Gale (capt); Seumanufagai, Leeming, Oledzki, Mellor, Martin, Prior.
Interchanges: Dwyer, A Sutcliffe, Donaldson, Cuthbertson.
Salford: Evalds; Williams, Watkins, Welham, Inu; Lolohea, Brown; Mossop, Lussick, Dudson, McCarthy, Greenwood, Flanagan.
Interchanges: Ikahahifo, Pauli, Yates, Burke.
Referee: Liam Moore.