Luke Gale gets to live his dream as Leeds Rhinos triumph in Challenge Cup final

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2:17 Luke Gale talks through his winning golden point drop goal after Leeds’ dramatic comeback against Huddersfield in August

“I wish it was a bit easier than that – I don’t need too many more of them!” Gale said, reflecting on his winning drop goal.

“It was a tough game; you know coming to a final it’s not going to be easy and it was drama all the way.

“It’s happened a few times this year where we’ve gone behind, and we’ve had the belief in the team to come back. The belief in the camp is fantastic, it went our way and I’m overjoyed.”

Gale may have had to wait a long time for his debut for Leeds, having originally been let go by their academy and completing a circuitous route back to Headingley ahead of the 2020 season, but he has made up for lost time with the Challenge Cup triumph coming in just his 14th appearance for the team.

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He is now eager for more and has his sights set on the Rhinos challenging for this year’s Super League title, and their quest to secure a place in the play-offs continues on Friday night when they take on reigning champions St Helens – live on Sky Sports.

“To win a Challenge Cup in my first year has probably surpassed all expectations,” Gale said. “It was probably never meant to be, but it’s fantastic and I think the journey we’re going to go on with this team is going to be a great one.

“The by-product of getting to the Challenge Cup final is we’ve had to play a couple of games midweek, which we’ve lost, but the young boys have done a great job.

“We’re kind of behind the eight-ball, but I’ve not doubt we’ll get back on the horse. The goal is to get into that final and go lift another.”

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