Champions Leeds close in on safety after extending Widnes’ losing run

09 September 2018 05:15
• Widnes 6-16 Leeds• Hosts heading for drop after 17th consecutive defeatIt was not pretty, nor high on quality, but with this being billed in some quarters as the most important game in Leeds Rhinos’ recent history, you suspect the reigning Super League champions will not care one iota.This victory does not mathematically guarantee safety – just as defeat would not have been fatal. But with what is left to come in the final three weeks of the Qualifiers, this nerve-jangling victory against a Widnes side without a league victory in almost six months will have made captivating viewing for the Rhinos’ incoming coach David Furner. Related: Salford Red Devils a step away from retaining their Super League status Related: Wigan cannot repeat St Helens heroics but stay on course for top two finish Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian