Leeds Rhinos 38 Salford Red Devils 16: Player ratings as Headingley side return to winning ways in Super League

Leeds Rhinos ran in six tries to complete a second win over Salford Red Devils inside a month

Saturday, 24th July 2021, 4:45 am
Rhinos' Konrad Hurrell goes on the attack. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Leeds Rhinos ran in six tries to complete a second win over Salford Red Devils inside a month

A five-figure crowd saw Salford hit back after trailing 20-0 at the break, but Leeds were comprehensive winners.

Here's how the players rated.

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Cameron Smith is pulled down just short of the line by his former Rhinos teammate Jack Ormondroyd. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Leeds Rhinos

16 Richie Myler: Late sin-binning was unfortunate, but created Leeming’s second score and made one fine try-saving tackle 7

2 Tom Briscoe: Handled well and worked hard clearing his line 7

4 Konrad Hurrell: One fantastic run, defence-scattering run and was clearly lifted by the crowd 7

3 Harry Newman: Encouraging signs, took his try well and looked sharp 7

5 Ash Handley: Involved in Leeds’ first two tries and did a solid job 7

15 Liam Sutcliffe: Featured in the opening two tries, but failed a head test at half-time 7

23 Callum McLelland: Lacking match fitness after a long layoff, but enjoyed his try and got involved 7

10 Matt Prior: Had some good moments and deserved his late try 7

9 Kruise Leeming: Played a spell in the halves, continued his fine form with two tries 8

19 King Vuniyayawa: First start, first try, made an impact 8

11 Alex Mellor: Good work for Newman’s try 7

12 Rhyse Martin: Faultless goal kicking and good all-round performance 8

26 Jarrod O’Connor: Limited time, but hard-working effort, 7

Subs

14 Brad Dwyer: Added some zip off the bench 7

24 Luke Briscoe: Played in the middle and handled the switch well 7

25 James Donaldson: Ran strongly, went close a couple of times 7

13 Cameron Smith: Made a difference when he came on 8

Salford Red Devils

1 Morgan Escare 7

2 Ken Sio 8

4 Krisnan Inu 6

20 Harvey Livett 8

22 Rhys Williams 6

6 Tui Lolohea 6

18 Chris Atkin 6

8 Lee Mossop 5

9 Andy Ackers 5

25 Jack Ormondroyd 6

26 Jack Wells 5

12 Pauli Pauli 7

11 Ryan Lannon 6

Subs

33 Ata Hingano 6

10 Seb Ikahihifo 5

27 Sam Luckley 5

15 Oliver Roberts 6

Referee: Ben Thaler (Wakefield) 6

Crowd: 10,515