|Betfred Huge League|
|St Helens (10) 27|
|Tries: Fages, Lomax, Walmsley 2, Thompson Targets: Percival 2, Coote Tumble-goal: Roby|
|Leeds Rhinos (22) 22|
|Tries: Watkins, Hurrell, Handley, Oledzki Targets: Lolohea 3|
St Helens scored 17 unanswered second-half of aspects against Leeds to stable a third straight victory to delivery the fresh Huge League season.
They dominated early on and raced forward, factual for a Rhinos attempt to spark a 22-level burst for the guests.
Saints gathered themselves at half of-time and seized assist adjust thru two like a flash-fire Alex Walmsley tries which space them on their attain to victory.
Leeds hold now lost three out of four video games under fresh boss Dave Furner.
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Either facet had been disrupted early on this look-noticed contest as Saints’ Kevin Naiqama left the self-discipline with a head knock after 90 seconds and used to be no longer fit to achieve, while Leeds lost Stevie Ward to a knee smash handiest a pair of minutes later.
However it used to be the dwelling crew that adjusted better, deservedly crossing thru Theo Fages and Jonny Lomax to possess an wholesome lead.
With the Rhinos under stress, captain Kallum Watkins came up with a successfully timed procure to wrestle assist some momentum and it caused a shift within the match.
Konrad Hurrell, Ash Handley and Mikolaj Oledzki all went over before the damage to stun Saints and offers Leeds a 22-10 half of-time relieve.
However caused by two bustling efforts from Walmsley, St Helens performed a momentum shift of their very hold.
After the sizable England prop’s two tries, Luke Thompson’s jinking scramble took Justin Holbrook’s facet assist forward and despite a slack Leeds rally they held out for a deserved decide.
St Helens: Coote; Makinson, Naiqama, Percival, Grace; Lomax, Fages; Walmsley, Roby, Thompson, Peyroux, Taia, Knowles.
Replacements: Paulo, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Amor, Lees.
Leeds: Walker; Briscoe, Watkins, Hurrell, Handley; Lolohea, Myler; Peteru, Dwyer, Merrin, Ferres, Sutcliffe, Ward.
Replacements: Cuthbertson, Singleton, Oledzki, Smith.