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Aug 14, 2015 at 8pm UK at ​Headingley Carnegie Stadium
Leeds Rhinos
25-18
Wigan Warriors
McGuire (3'), Moon (21'), Hall (40'), Watkins (66')
FT
Farrell (7', 59'), Bateman (72'), Manfredi (79')

Result: Leeds Rhinos see off Wigan Warriors test to remain top

Leeds Rhinos hold off a late fightback by Wigan Warriors at Headingley to remain top of the Super League table.

Leeds Rhinos have consolidated their spot atop the Super League table, courtesy of a 25-18 victory over second-placed Wigan Warriors.

Danny McGuire of Leeds Rhinos scores a try during the Round 2 match of the First Utility Super League Super 8s between Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on August 14, 2015© Getty Images

Danny McGuire looked to have given the hosts an early lead to build on, but Liam Farrell managed to level things up with just seven minutes on the clock.

The Loiners were able to put some distance between themselves and Wigan prior to the interval, however, with Joel Moon and Ryan Hall both finding the whitewash.

Kevin Sinfield, successful with all three first-half conversions, also kicked over a 25th-minute penalty to ensure that Leeds were the side in control at Headingley.

A low-scoring start to the second half saw Farrell cross over for the first try, pulling the Cherry and Whites within 12 points of their opponents with 20 minutes left to play.

Kallum Watkins was able to finish off a good team move for try number 19 of the campaign, shortly before Zak Hardaker slotted over his first ever drop goal, but a late push from Warriors allowed John Bateman and Dominic Manfredi to put plenty of pressure on their opponents.

It was not enough, though, with Leeds holding out for the win and retaining top spot in the process.

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Carl Ablett of Leeds during the Super League Qualifying Semi Final match between Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos at DW Stadium on September 27, 2013
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