Halifax triumphed in Saturday’s Wheelchair Rugby League Super League Grand Final at Gillingham’s Medway Park, producing the performance of the season to stun favourites Leeds 50-42, leaving the Rhinos’ treble dreams in tatters.
The Rhinos went into the game unbeaten in all competitions this season, having clinched the League Leaders’ trophy with a victory over Halifax and the Challenge Cup after a hard-fought final against the Argonauts.
But Halifax gained sweet revenge thanks to a five star performance from five-try Jack Brown, four tries from player-of-the match Rob Hawkins and an outstanding defensive team effort across the park.
The Rhinos had fought their way back from 33-6 down to trail by just eight points at the break and remained in touch at 36-40 before Halifax finished in champion style to gain a sixth league title.
Halifax’s Jack Brown said: “We’re absolutely ecstatic. We’ve worked really hard all season and the players have dug really deep today. I couldn’t have asked any more. We’ll celebrate with a beer then think about the internationals coming up – everything that’s setting our game up for the 2021 World Cup.”