Owen Trout had a good solid debut for Leeds (think he played the full 80 at right 2nd row) but was outshone by another debutant for Wakey, MOM Lee Kershaw. He was impressive, deceptive and difficult to handle.
Leeds dominated the first half but gave away 2 interception tries, the first one which should've been stopped if Leeds defenders hadn't clocked off - it's the little 1 percent(ers) that make the difference. Leeds had a penalty in front at 12-12 in the first half and chose to run it. It came to nothing. I'm a fan of letting players take the onus and Leeds were on a roll but I would've taken 2, and it proved decisive at the final whistle.
Half time came at the wrong time for Leeds and the right time for Wakey who re-grouped and a fragemented second half suited Wakey and Leeds couldn't get any rhythm to their attack.
Lolohea had a poor game at full back and Newman, for all his attacking exploits, has not mastered defending in the centre as was exposed twice.
A game that really got away from Leeds, but they're still not showing any fluency in attack