Leeds Rhinos 10 Castleford Tigers 18 - player ratings for both teams

Leeds Rhinos went down to their first defeat of the Betfred Super League season, beaten 18-10 by a Castleford Tigers team who have won two from two.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 12:49 pm
Zane Tetevano makes a break for Rhinos. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

It was a typically hard-fought battle between the West Yorkshire rivals, but a dominant start ensured Tigers came out on top.

Here is how players from both teams rated.

Leeds Rhinos

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Jordan Turner touches down for the decisive try. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

27 Jack Broadbent: His third position in five first team games, but again impressed. Set up a try and safe under dangerous kicks 8

2 Tom Briscoe: Some strong carries, but bearing a heavy load as the only experienced outside-back 6

21 Alex Sutcliffe: Had a good game, some powerful front-on defence 7

28: Corey Hall: His chance has come early and he has a lot to work on, but showed signs of promise in the second half 6

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24: Luke Briscoe: Good finish for Rhinos’ opening try 6

15 Liam Sutcliffe: Had some good moments, but never quite broke free 6

7 Luke Gale: Clearly still working his way back after pre-season injury 6

8 Mikolaj Oledzki: Limited game time 6

9 Kruise Leeming: Had a good second stint 7

10 Matt Prior: Fully committed, as ever and took his first Rhinos try well 8

11 Alex Mellor: Ran strongly, worked hard 7

12 Rhyse Martin: Fronted up defensively 6

13: Zane Tetevano: Big hits and powerful runs, good signs 8

Subs

14 Brad Dwyer: Raised the tempo, as per 7

20 Bodene Thompson: Put himself about 7

25 James Donaldson: Less game time than usual, tried hard 6

22 Cameron Smith: Early error, but set up a break and made some important tackles 7

Castleford Tigers

1: Niall Evalds: Strong all-round game 8

2: Darrell Olpherts: Recovered well after taking heavy it early on 7

3: Peter Mata’utia: Some poor moments, some real quality 6

4: Michael Shenton: Deserved a win in 400th career game 6

25: Jordan Turner: Scored the deciding try 7

6: Jake Trueman: Quality throughout 8

7: Danny Richardson: Linked up well 7

10: Grant Millington: Kept going forward 7

9: Paul McShane: Some influential moments 7

8: Liam Watts: Strong early spell 7

11: Oliver Holmes: Terrific try, good defence, hard to hold 9

12: Cheyse Blair: Looks at home in second-row role 6

13: Nathan Massey: Worked hard in defence 6

Subs

13: Adam Milner: Solid contribution 6

19: Tyla Hepi: Little time to make an impact 6

21: Jesse Sene-Lefao: Posed a threat ar times 6

22: Daniel Smith: Some good involvement 6

Referee: Liam Moore (Wigan) 7

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