A packed house at the Jungle saw Tigers beat Rhinos 16-14. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.

Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos: Player ratings from Easter Super League derby

Leeds Rhinos came up short yet again, but pushed Castleford Tigers all the way in a tense derby at the Jungle.

By Peter Smith
Tuesday, 19th April 2022, 9:18 am

Leeds fielded a patched-up side, including17-year-old debutants Max Simpson and Jack Sinfield, but hit back from 8-0 down to go into the final quarter all square.

The sin-binning of Leeds second-rower James Bentley proved costly, but they were in the contest until the final seconds.

A major concern for Rhinos was a head injury suffered by stand-off Blake Austin, which leaves them without any experienced half-backs for Friday's crucial visit of Toulouse Olympique.

Here's how the Rhinos players rated, plus marks for the Castleford side and referee.

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