Leeds Rhinos 12 Hull FC 18 - player ratings from hard-fought Super League clash at Headingley

Leeds Rhinos couldn't give their fans the result - or performance - they wanted in their first game in front of fans for 14 months.

By Peter Smith
Monday, 24th May 2021, 7:05 am

Rhinos led twice and scored the only second half points, but were beaten 18-12 by a more clinical Hull side who dug deep in defence after the break.

Here's how the players rated in Rhinos' sixth defeat from eight games this year.

Leeds Rhinos

Alex Mellor is tackled by Hull FC's Manu Ma’u and Tevita Satae. Picure by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.

16 Richie Myler: Added a different dimension at the back 7

24 Luke Briscoe: Early knock-on, no chances on attack 4

4 Konrad Hurrell: Caught out defensively at times 4

2 Tom Briscoe: Took his try well, but should have had another 5

Ash Handley is tackled during Sunday's game. Picture by Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

5 Ash Handley: Looked sharp, but didn’t get any real opportunities 6

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15 Liam Sutcliffe: Scored a well-taken try, but needed to be more involved 6

7 Luke Gale: Timing is still off after his long break, but trying hard 5

8 Mikolaj Oledzki: Put in strong spells 7

9 Kruise Leeming: Played well early on 7

10 Matt Prior: Worked hard, heavily involved 7

11 Alex Mellor: Had a dig, but not much came off 6

12 Rhyse Martin: Not quite firing at the moment 5

13 Zane Tetevano: Welcome return, ran strongly 7


14 Brad Dwyer: Tried to spark something 6

19 King Vuniyayawa: Some hard running 6

25 James Donaldson: Found it tough against a bigger pack 5

31 Morgan Gannon: Little gametime, but again looked at home 6


1: Jake Connor 7

5: Mahe Fonua 6

3 Carlos Tuimavave 7

4 Josh Griffin 7

21 Adam Swift 7

6 Josh Reynolds 7

7 Marc Sneyd 7

13 Ligi Sao 8

9 Danny Houghton 7

10 Chris Satae 8

11 Andre Savelio 6

12 Manu Ma’u 7

13 Joe Cator 7


1 Jordan Johnstone 5

16 Jordan Lane 6

17 Brad Fash 6

2 Bureta Faraimo 5

Referee: Marcus Griffiths (Widnes) 4

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