Match Report: St Helens 14 Leeds Rhinos 10

In a Nutshell

St Helens kept their unbeaten record with a thrilling victory capped with a late try by winger Tommy Makinson to snatch the game from a strong Rhinos side.

How it unfolded

St Helens came into the game without three suspended stars – Jon Wilkin, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Kyle Amor – and with several others absent through injury.

Saints skipper Paul Wellens was equalling Keith Senior’s record number of Super League appearances, and he started the game at scrum-half alongside Lance Hohaia.

The Rhinos were the first to score when Kevin Sinfield combined with Carl Ablett for Danny McGuire to score by the posts for Sinfield to convert.

Saints hit back six minutes later, when James Roby fed Anthony Walker with a superb dummy-half pass for the Welsh international forward to touch down, with Tommy Makinson’s goal levelling the scores. It went all the way to the death before an instinctive kick from Lance Hohaia found Lomax, who had the vision to pick out Makinson for the winning try.