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Sensational win for Trinity over local rivals

11th August, 2017

Trinity stamped their authority over local rivals Leeds Rhinos at the Beaumont Legal Stadium with an impressive win.

It was a flying start for Trinity going in at half time with a 20 point cushion over local rivals Leeds Rhinos, a try from Adam Cuthbertson was not enough to put a dampener on Wakefield’s performance.

The middle 15 minutes of the first half was quiet with both teams failing to look dangerous, however Ben Jones-Bishop soon got the home side into the lead after a great play from Scott Grix.

Joe Arundel got the first try of the game after just four minutes putting Trinity into the lead, the centre showed off some great footwork to get over on the left side.

Soon after Trinity were penalised for a tackle on their 10m line, on the next play Adam Cuthbertson got on the end of a Danny McGuire grubber kick to get the visitors back level.

On the 25 minute mark, some lovely play from Scott Grix who kicked the ball behind the Rhinos defence for Ben Jones-Bishop, the decision was sent to the video ref and Trinity went back into the lead after a successful conversion from Liam Finn.

The remaining 10 minutes of the first half was all Trinity, the home side showed off some sensational play scoring another 14 points. The first came when a fantastic break from Kyle Wood at dummy half, he had Scott Grix in support who raced down the field for the try.

Minutes later and Trinity were awarded a penalty after the Rhinos were caught offside deep in their own half and Finn went for the two points.

Right on the stroke of half time, Liam Finn put in a dangerous kick which found Jacob Miller who went over to give Trinity a 20 point cushion.

Trinity took complete control of the second half and denied the Rhinos an opportunity to get a try after superb defence from the home side.

A huge mistake from Ashton Golding for the Rhinos saw the fullback lose the ball right on the try line, Matty Ashurst was the first to react and pounced to get the try and score on his 200th career appearance.

Kyle Wood who had an exceptional game looked to have got over for Trinity, the decision was sent up to the video ref who denied the try for double movement.

The Rhinos found a bit of pace in the final 10 minutes of the game after pushing forward on a couple attempts but the Trinity defence proved to be too strong.

Kirmond intercepted the ball deep in Leeds’ half, he offloaded to Grix who put a kick in behind the Rhinos defence, Bill Tupou was the first to react to give Trinity the win on 38-6.

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