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Summary

  1. Leeds start defence of Super League title with defeat
  2. Sandow try gave Warrington half-time lead
  3. Singleton and Hall replied for Leeds
  4. Penny try secures Wolves win

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By Matt Newsum

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    FT: Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    Ashton Sims

    One down and five to go in round one of the 21st season of Super League, and what a curtain raiser it was.

    Passion, power, precision and skill, and a couple of tries thrown in too.

    Warrington win, champions Leeds lose, but there's plenty of football to be played over the next 10 months.

    Boy, it's good to be back.

    Until next time, goodbye.

  2. Happy birthdays

    FT: Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    Just time before we hop it to say a happy birthday to Harry Jepson OBE, an absolute legend of the Leeds club for today - he's 96.

    A gratuitous happy birthday to Brad 'Freddy' Fittler too, he's 44 on 5 February. What a player.

    Freddy Fittler
  3. Is Gidley the piece in the jigsaw?

    FT: Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    The 33-year-old shone in the halves with calm authority alongside the more explosive style of Chris Sandow.

    Playing behind a terrifically mobile yet powerful pack, the duo were able to prompt and probe and cause Leeds problems.

    It's only week one, but Warrington have missed that kind of leadership since the retirement of Lee Briers.

  4. FT: Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    Danny McGuire had arguably his most influential season in 2015 for some time, scoring tries, creating them and providing leadership.

    His injury will definitely have hindered Leeds' attack, the rhythm and the tempo.

    Liam Sutcliffe has been out for a long time and will be all the better for the run out, but needs game-time to get back to full sharpness.

  5. The pundit's view

    FT: Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    Brian Noble

    Ex-Great Britain coach, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "They've set a high standard, both of these teams.

    "Leeds were hindered a little with the loss of Danny McGuire, but no excuses. Warrington found enough quality in their attack and we saw some sublime touches from Sandow.

    "Leeds were dead and buried at one point, so the win comes down to how well Warrington defended. In the scramble moments, when Leeds thought they were getting over the line, somebody popped up with some rib-tickling tackles."

  6. Full time

    FT: Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    The champions have been beaten.

    Warrington edge a fine encounter between two real contenders.

    Kurt Gidley had the patience, Chris Sandow the magic and the pack was immense.

    Leeds will be disappointed, they had chances to kick for goal but they opted to run it. But titles are not won or lost in game one.

    Big hands up by Jordan Lilley in the absence of Danny McGuire, while Brett Ferres was a ball of energy.

    Exciting, dramatic and gripping start to Super League XXI.

    Kevin Penny
  7. Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    PUSH AT THE SCRUM!

  8. Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    Kallum Watkins tries to go on the outside and hits the turbos but Warrington look to force him into touch.

    The offload goes loose and it's all over now surely. Bar the hooter.

  9. Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    One minute to go.

    No-one would write off Leeds though now. Zak Hardaker picks up in his own 10 and this is the last chance for Leeds.

  10. Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    Leeds make a hash of the final tackle play, with a loose pass swallowed up 20 metres out from the Warrington line.

    It's one out stuff from the Wolves here, nothing daft.

  11. Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    Agony for Leeds as Zak Hardaker is unable to find the mark, and the deficit remains two points.

    Time running out but the home side do have possession. Big defensive effort required by Warrington now to hold on.

  12. Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    Leeds under pressure from Kurt Gidley's kick and Warrington are fierce in the chase and line-speed.

    Jordan Lilley goes for the chip 'n' chase for Leeds and wins a penalty. Zak Hardaker is going to look for the points with a goal attempt.

  13. Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    Brian Noble

    Ex-Great Britain coach, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Quote Message: How did Rob Burrow not score?! What pace has Ben Currie got?! That's a try-saving tackle.
  14. Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    Rob Burrow ALMOST got away to score but he didn't back his pace and he was scragged by the Warrington cover Ben Currie.

    Leeds try to go right but the ball was forward from Kallum Watkins to Tom Briscoe and play is brought back.

  15. Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    Leeds trail then as we move inside the final 10.

    Will there be a dramatic finale?

  16. Penny restores Warrington lead

    Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    Brian Noble

    Ex-Great Britain coach, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Quote Message: Fabulous Warrington try. It's a precision kick and a half from Sandow.
  17. TRY (Penny, con Gidley)

    Leeds Rhinos 10-12 Warrington Wolves

    What a breakout score!

    Warrington work it down the right through Matty Russell, Tom Lineham and Rhys Evans, with the latter eventually stopped.

    However the ball is worked to Chris Sandow, who measures a perfect kick to Ben Currie and in goes Kevin Penny for a score.

    Kurt Gidley knocks it over, two point ball-game!

  18. Leeds Rhinos 10-6 Warrington Wolves

    Credit to Kurt Gidley. Both Brad Singleton and Keith Galloway have lined him up for almost every drive but he's holding his own.

    Leeds peg Warrington back in their own half with a kick from Jordan Lilley. It's eating up the clock and eating up the energy.

  19. Leeds Rhinos 10-6 Warrington Wolves

    Warrington put on the move to the right but Rob Burrow comes in with superb technique to drive Rhys Evans into touch.

    Brilliant defence from the little pivot.

  20. Leeds Rhinos 10-6 Warrington Wolves

    Beautiful move through hands down the left and Leeds centre Joel Moon is displaying some cutting running lines at the moment.

    Leeds again turnover on the last but Warrington are having to come away from their own line.