Johnstone’s Hat-Trick Downs Leeds

Wakefield Trinity walked away easy victors in the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge over Leeds Rhinos who were embarrassed 30-6.

Leeds Rhinos had no answers for a dominate Wakefield Trinity side that kept the pressure on the Rhinos all game, scoring 6 tries to Leeds sole try that came with 10 minutes remaining in the game.

A hat-Trick from Tom Johnstone, gave him man of the match honours. Johnstone scored Wakefield’s first try after receiving a pass from Scott Grix, who played well on debut for his new club.

In the 65th minute Johnstone put the game away with his second Try of the game and pushing Wakefield out to a 20-0 lead.


Leeds were able to show some fight with Jack Ormondroyd finally getting Leeds onto the Scoreboard in the 69 minutes, the sole score for the Rhinos for the match.

But Johnstone was not done, crossing the line a third time to for his Hat-trick and help his side thump Leeds at Headingley.

Match Statistics:


Tries:  Jack Ormondroyd 1

Goals: Jordan Lilley 1/1

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Tries: Tom Johnstone 3, Reece Lyne 1, Michael Sio 1, Joe Arundel 1, 

Goals: Liam Finn 2/3, Jordan Lilley  1/2.

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