19th September 2018, 10:22 | super_league

Super League Last Minute Winners

Super League Last Minute Winners

The rivalry continues this weekend with Warrington Wolves hosting St Helens at Halliwell Jones Stadium, the two sides could still face each other in either of the Super 8s semi-finals or even the Grand Final at Old Trafford.

Last time the two sides went head to head it was a late Danny Richardson penalty which secured the two points for Saints, we have chosen two last-minute winners from this Super League season and two from previous years, but which one was the most memorable?

Danny Richardson penalty vs Warrington Wolves (2018)

To start-off we will continue with Richardson’s penalty kick in the penultimate game to end the regular Betfred Super League season.

After coming from 8-0 down at half-time to lock the scores at 12-12, the table-toppers looked certain to suffer a first defeat in 14 matches as the Wolves camped inside their 20-metre area for the last 10 minutes.

Tyrone Roberts and Stefan Ratchford missed three drop-goal attempts between them in a frenzied finale and Richardson showed his composure from almost 60 metres out when his side were awarded a penalty after the final hooter had sounded.

Josh Woods drop goal vs Warrington Wolves (2018)

Unfortunately for Wolves, they were on the end of another last-minute winner a few weeks before the Saints game when they went up against Wigan Warriors.

Josh Woods kicked the last-minute drop goal when Warriors beat Wolves 13-12 to stay second in the Betfred Super League table.

Stefan Ratchford failed to convert former Wigan winger Josh Charnley's try four minutes from time, and the third-placed Wolves were then punished as Woods held his nerve at the death.

Luke Gale drop goal vs St Helens (2017)

Luke Gale was the hero as Castleford Tigers held off a late fightback from St Helens to reach their first ever Grand Final.

Gale returned to the side just 16 days after having his appendix removed, the England scrum-half scored a try and kicked four goals to put his side into what appeared to be a winning 20-10 lead after 64 minutes.

Saints hit back with three tries in the last 10 minutes to edge in front before Gale kept his nerve to kick a last-minute penalty sending the game into golden-point extra-time.

He then demonstrated more composure to land the winning drop goal that earned his side a 23-22 victory that set up a final at Old Trafford against Leeds Rhinos.

Ryan Hall try vs Huddersfield Giants (2015)

Leeds Rhinos snatched a remarkable victory amid unbelievable tension to lift the league leaders' shield on a night of high drama in First Utility Super League.

The Rhinos were heading for a fourth straight defeat - and an away semi-final - after Huddersfield Giants established a 16-8 lead but they stormed back with 12 points in the last seven minutes to claim an unlikely 20-16 victory.

Sinfield's touchline conversion cut the gap to just two points and levelled the scores for a third time with a penalty before Hall collected McGuire's kick over the Huddersfield defence to sprint away for the match-winning try in the last minute.