Castleford Tigers 6 Leeds Rhinos 60 - how players on both sides rated in Super League derby rout

Leeds Rhinos found their form in spectacular fashion to crush Castleford Tigers by a record score at the Jungle.

Saturday, 29th May 2021, 6:00 am

Tigers broke the deadlock after just 87 seconds, but it was then one-way traffic as Leeds ran in 11 tries in a 60-6 drubbing.

Here's how players on both teams rated.

Leeds Rhinos

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Kruise Leeming scores for Rhinos in their big win at Castleford. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

16 Richie Myler: Outstanding on attack, solid at the back 9

24 Luke Briscoe: Scored a try and defended strongly 8

4 Konrad Hurrell: Remarkable try and much stronger all-round after early shock 7

27 Jack Broadbent: Did well, scored one try, set up another 7

Richie Myler stretches over for Leeds' fourth try. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

2 Tom Briscoe: Two tries and looked sharp throughout 8

15 Liam Sutcliffe: Replaced in final quarter, but some good moments, 7

7 Luke Gale: Linked well with Myler and looked back to his old self 8

8 Mikolaj Oledzki: Very strong up front 8

9 Kruise Leeming: Terrific contribution in the first half 9

10 Matt Prior: Really good, offload for one try and picked Tigers’ pockets several times, 9

11 Alex Mellor: Went well, despite a bloody nose 7

12 Rhyse Martin: Beginning to regain his form 7

13 Zane Tetevano: Powerful right from the start 8


14 Brad Dwyer: Cheeky try and kept things ticking 7

19 King Vuniyayawa: Solid effort up front 7

25 James Donaldson: World hard, went close to scoring 7

31 Morgan Gannon: Defensively strong and bagged his first Super League try 7

Castleford Tigers

23 Greg Eden: Went off early after tough opening 3

2 Derrell Olpherts: Had no chances 5

3 Peter Mata’utia: Brave effort when not fully fit 5

12 Cheyse Blair: No real impact 4

20 James Clare: Difficult evening defensively, no chances 4

25 Jordan Turner: Cracking try, but no opportunity after that 5

7 Danny Richardson: Defensively exposed, taken off early 4

8 Liam Watts: Couldn’t get on top of Leeds’ big men 4

9 Paul McShane: Switched to half-back and tried really hard 6

22 Daniel Smith: Went close to scoring once 4

21 Jesse Sene-Lefao: One try-saver, but exposed at times 4

15 George Griffin: Big effort, but made some errors 4

18 Jacques O’Neill: Tough return after long spell out 4


19 Tyla Hepi: Couldn’t stem the tide 4

24 Suaia Matagi: Battled away 5

27 Lewis Peachey: Tried hards in difficult circumstances 5

28 Brad Martin: Few opportunities to go forward 4

Referee: Liam Moore (Wigan) 7

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