Leeds Rhinos 18 Catalans Dragons 26: Player ratings from big Super League showdown

Fatigue took its toll when Leeds Rhinos ended their schedule of four games in 13 days with a 26-18 home loss to Catalans Dragons.

Saturday, 10th July 2021, 11:13 am
Rhyse Martin scores against Catalans. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Rhyse Martin scores against Catalans. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

An excellent first half performance powered Rhinos into a 10-point interval lead, but they couldn't get into the game after the break.

Here's how the players rated.

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Konrad Hurrell on the ball against Catalans. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

16 Richie Myler: Good first half, but on the back foot in the second 7

24 Luke Briscoe: Was overpowered for Yaha’s try, but a strong effort generally 7

4 Konrad Hurrell: Some strong runs out of defence and one good attacking charge 7

15 Liam Sutcliffe: Did well in the opening 40, capped by a well-taken try 7

2 Tom Briscoe: Had some attacking chances and nearly scored early 7

9 Kruise Leeming: Had a go, but looked tired towards the end 7

7 Luke Gale: Created one try, missed a good chance an appeared rusty 6

10 Matt Prior: Battled hard but fatigue finally took its toll 6

14 Brad Dwyer: Lots of effort on tired legs 6

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18 Thomas Holroyd: Had a good first spell 7

11 Alex Mellor: Continued his good form, put himself about 8

12 Rhyse Martin: Scored the first try in another big effort 8

20 Bodene Thompson: Worked hard and reacted well for his try 7

Subs

26 Jarrod O’Connor: Had a dig after replacing Dwyer 6

19 King Vuniyayawa: Tried to lift the tempo 7

25 James Donaldson: Usual heavy workload against bigger opponents 7

17 Cameron Smith: Added some energy but needs match fitness 7

Catalans Dragons

29 Sam Tomkins 8

2 Tom Davies 7

3 Samisoni Langi 7

4 Dean Whare 7

5 Fouad Yaha 7

6 James Maloney 9

1 Arthur Mourgue 8

10 Julian Bousquet 7

13 Benjamin Garcia 7

22 Joel Tomkins 7

11 Matt Whitley 7

12 Mike McMeeken 8

17 Mickael Goudemand 7

Subs

16 Paul Seguier 6

14 Alrix Da Costa 7

24 Jason Baitieri 7

28 Sam Kasiano 6

Referee: James Child (Dewsbury) 4

Attendance: 4,000

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