Leeds Rhinos 15 Wakefield Trinity 13 - player ratings for both teams from Super League derby

Leeds Rhinos are back to winning ways, but their their 15-13 derby defeat of Wakefield Trinity was too close for comfort.

By Peter Smith
Saturday, 15th May 2021, 1:57 pm
Updated Saturday, 15th May 2021, 1:58 pm

Leeds hit back from 8-0 down to lead twice in the second half.

Trinity levelled both times and the game was only settled through a penalty goal in golden point extra-time.

It was a scrappy contest which was high on effort, but low in quality.

Rhinos' Jarrod O'Connor is tackled by Trinity loose-forward Joe Westerman. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Here's how players from both teams rated.

Leeds Rhinos

27 Jack Broadbent: Safe, had some good moments, unfortunate with disallowed try 6

24 Luke Briscoe: Close to a wonder-try, heavily involved 6

4 Konrad Hurrell: Strong second half with a try and vital extra-time run 7

2 Tom Briscoe: No chances, but cleared his line well at times 6

5 Ash Handley: Fumbled difficult kick for Trinity's second try, but worked hard 6

15 Liam Sutcliffe: Got more involved in the second half 6

7 Luke Gale: Looked a bit rusty, took his drop goal well 6

8 Mikolaj Oledzki: Strong stints 7

14 Brad Dwyer: One nice break, but never quite got on a roll 6

10 Matt Prior: Some costly penalties, but took Rhinos forward 7

11 Alex Mellor: Brave return after early knock, some good moments and errors

12 Rhyse Martin: Crucial try, great second half conversion and stepped up after the break 7

26 Jarrod O’Connor: Very good, big involvement for Hurrell's try 8


9 Kruise Leeming: Added direction after team's poor start 6

19 King Vuniyayawa: Did well, provided go-forward 7

22 Sam Walters: Nothing spectacular, but steady 6

31 Morgan Gannon: Old head on young shoulders, huge promise 8

Wakefield Trinity

28 Olly Ashall-Bott: Covered most of Leeds' threats 6

27 Lee Kershaw: Safe and ran strongly 6

4 Reece Lyne: Created a try and posed a threat at times 7

20 Joe Arundel: Steady, but no opportunities to attack 6

5 Liam Kay: Took his try well and prevented Luke Briscoe scoring 6

1 Max Jowitt: Out of position, but some good moments 6

7 Mason Lino: Tried really hard, but shouldering a heavy burden 6

10 Tinirau Arona: One bad error marred a strong game 6

19 Jordan Crowther: Suffered foot injury in opening 10 minutes 5

12 Kelepi Tanginoa: Got through a lot of work 6

11 Matty Ashurst: Made a welcome return, lifted the pack 7

14 Jay Pitts: Unlucky for decisive penalty 6

13 Joe Westerman: Game's best player, dug in and moved ball well 8


8 David Fifita: Suffered game-ending rib injury soon after he came on 5

30 Josh Eaves: Good involvement after early introduction 7

15 Eddie Battye: Got stuck in 7

17 Chris Green: Limited impact 6

Referee: Robert Hicks (Oldham) 7

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