“Grateful for every moment under the Headingley lights” – How social media reacted to Leeds Rhinos’ win over Wigan Warriors including an emotional Brad Dwyer

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 21/07/2022 - Rugby League - Betfred Super League Round 20 - Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors - Headingley Stadium, Leeds, England - Leeds's Brad Dwyer & team celebrate after victory over Wigan.

Last night Leeds took the the cinema script they’d been given which no doubt saw Wigan claim a routine win at Headingley, and threw it out the window as they battered the Warriors 42-12 to the surprise of everything.

It was a win that truly kickstarted Leeds’ play-off hopes and was a major statement by the Rhinos under Rohan Smith. But how did social media see the win?

Well there were plenty of happy Leeds fans one of which identified three outstanding performers in the win last night two of which didn’t really get the credit they deserved.

Others praised the collective effort from the whole 17.

Others believed it was a statement win like the Rhinos’ 40-4 triumph over Warrington earlier this campaign.

A season best performance from the Rhinos to batter the high flying Warriors, some believed it was Leeds’ best performance in years and it’s hard to argue with that assessment.

That was one sweet tweet from a 70 year old Rhinos fan in response to the win: the perfect birthday present.

As per usual when Leeds win, there was of course a backlash from rival fans who were keen to knock the happy Rhinos fans down a few pegs…

But Leeds’ fans positivity couldn’t be quelled as they praised players like Jarrod O’Connor and Richie Myler both of whom played out of position in the spine.

Mr O’Connor was replaced by the brilliant Brad Dwyer who notched a try late in the game.

It was an emotional moment for a player set to leave Headingley at the end of this season and he shared those emotions on Twitter too.

That wasn’t the only lovely moment with the Rhinos themselves sharing brilliant moments from Harry Newman and Muizz Mustapha.

I must admit the best tweet of the night surely came from ourselves.

Cameron Smith or Danny McGuire? I see no difference…

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