Leeds Rhinos PDRL extend winning run in Wigan

Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) team continued their good run of form by claiming a third straight victory over Wigan Warriors PDRL this weekend.

The Rhinos extended their winning streak with a 26-6 triumph over the Warriors at their Robin Park Arena base, as several members of the squad marked their return from PDRL Origin duty with a fine team performance to claim the two competition points.

Top scorer Scott Gobin- one of eight members of the Rhinos team to feature in the historic Origin Roses fixture last weekend- was on fine form again, grabbing two tries to take his total for the season to eight and adding another entry into his own personal ‘try of the season’ competition.

He was ably supported on the opposite wing by Chris Young, who also bagged another length-of-the-field try following a first score of the season for Player-Coach Dan Roberts. Also scoring for the Rhinos was Isaac Pickett- the red-shorts star finally getting his just rewards for an outstanding debut campaign in Blue and Amber by getting over the whitewash.

With goals from Tom Kaye (2) and Aidan Miller, Leeds were able to enjoy a surprisingly comfortable victory against a Wigan side who are continuing to improve in the PDRL game and have shown a real resurgence this year under new coach Gareth Roughton.

The victory cements the Rhinos’ position in the top four of the PDRL League table with just two rounds of the regular season remaining, with fixtures against both Warrington teams still to come next month.

A blockbuster afternoon of PDRL action will then take place at the showpiece ‘PDRL Finals Day’ event on Sunday 19th September at York St John University.

For more information about Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s PDRL team, please contact ben.berry@leedsrhinosfoundation.org