28 Mar 2019
Dwyer drop-goal wins it in Golden Point for Rhinos
Hooker Brad Dwyer kicked a long-range drop goal in extra time for Leeds Rhinos’ second win of the Betfred Super League season with a 21-20 success against Castleford Tigers.
ABSOLUTE SCENES 🎯🔥
Golden Point live on @SkySportsRL for the first time, 40 metres out, last tackle, step up @DwyerBrad for @leedsrhinos #SLLeeCas #NewBeginnings pic.twitter.com/v0jOnc3aDm
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The Rhinos had led 20-4 after 52 minutes but the Tigers looked set to complete a remarkable fightback when they scored three tries in 11 minutes to tie the scores.
Substitute full-back Calum Turner could have won it with a conversion while stand-off Jake Trueman had one drop goal disallowed for an obstruction and was wide with a second as the game went into golden-point added time.
Wow, what a finish at Headingley!!#GoldenPoint @leedsrhinos 🏉 @SuperLeague
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Leeds just about deserved the result after dominating the first half but the relief was palpable as Dave Furner’s men claimed their first win of the season at home and their first over Castleford at Headingley for six years.
Reeling from a 42-12 home defeat by St Helens, the Tigers were without stand-in scrum-half Jordan Rankin, which meant a switch from the pack for ex-Leeds hooker Paul McShane.