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Wolves take down Rhinos

 Oct 02,2013
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

When the Warrington Wolves recently smashed the Leeds Rhinos with a winning score of 40-20, it was only the second ever time they had won a play off against Leeds - the last was in 2006.

Their win must have meant a fair few people scooped some decent winnings if they managed to beat the odds and put their money on the wolves.

Leeds were coming off the back of a really good win at the dw stadium and, of course, had all the experience of all their past wins in the play off series. but it wasn’t enough to fight off a superior wolves.

The wolves were, simply, better. They were bolder, braver and their kicking was superior. they managed to get control towards the end of the first half and ended up never relinquishing it.

While Westwood deservedly won the man of the match accolade, he had a lot of competition from Wolves’ players Lee Briers and Michael Monaghan. The latter managed to put Leeds on the back foot when he came onto the pitch after 25 minutes. His quick runs and generally intelligent play decisions made sure that Wolves were able to dominate the game.

It’s entirely probable that Leeds fans feel that Briers should have been sent off in the first half when he punched Carl Ablett - and, it could definitely be argued, that the decision not to send him off turned the tide of the match. Wolves’ forwards were also right on their game with Stefan Ratchford giving a great account.

And tonight, the Wolves take on the Huddersfield Giants, after selecting them for the semi final. It means it’s a repeat of the Challenge Cup final in 2009 that was won by Wolves and takes place this evening at Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Huddersfield may have finished at the top of the table for the first time in eight decades but Wolves have beaten them already three times this year. This gives them some pretty impressive odds for this evening’s game. Check out what the bookies have to say at freebets.org if you’re planning on laying down some cash on the Warrington Wolves.

It certainly looks like they’re on top form and have every chance of cruising through to the final.
 

 

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