Leeds Rhinos: Five things we learned from the defeat at Castleford

Carl Ablett is tackled by Jake Webster.
Carl Ablett is tackled by Jake Webster.
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Leeds Rhinos slumped to their fifth defeat in seven First Utility Super League games when they went down 18-14 at Castleford Tigers. Here are five talking points from that game.

1: It was an opportunity missed by Rhinos, who face lowly Wakefield and Hull KR at home in their next two games.

2: If a player is good enough to be named on the bench, he should be used. Fielding only 16 players is a waste.

3: Catching practice is needed. Rhinos looked vulnerable under the high ball throughout.

4: With four players available but not selected, injuries are no longer an excuse.

5: It was an outstanding response by Tigers - down to the bare bones because of injury - following the previous week’s drubbing at Warrington. Their defence was outstanding.

Jack Ormondroyd, in action for Leeds Rhinos against Salford earlier thuis year.

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