Leeds Rhinos 6 Wigan Warriors 19 - how the players rated in tough Super League arm-wrestle

For the second successive game, a weakened Leeds Rhinos side put up a huge effort in defeat.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 9:05 am

For the second successive game, a weakened Leeds Rhinos side put up a huge effort in defeat.

Five days after their Betfred Challenge Cup loss to St Helens, Leeds’ youngsters again impressed in a 19-6 defeat to Wigan Warriors the game only getting away from them in the final 10 minutes.

Here’s how the players rated.

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The Wigan defence muscle up on Rhinos' Mikolaj Oledzki. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.

Leeds Rhinos

27 Jack Broadbent: Costly intercept, but otherwise good again and safe under high kicks 7

2 Tom Briscoe: One terrific clearing run and carried ball strongly 7

11 Alex Mellor: Defended well and in the right place to score Leeds’ try 7

Alex Mellor celebrates his try. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.

21 Alex Sutcliffe: Other than the first try, another strong defensive effort 7

24: Luke Briscoe: Very good, stunning try-saving tackle on Zak Hardaker 8

12 Rhyse Martin: World hard, but a couple of errors were punished 6

33 Kyle Eastmond: Steady debut, tackled well and got into the game second half 7

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8 Mikolaj Oledzki: Powerful, showed why he’s in the England squad 8

9 Kruise Leeming: Got Leeds on front foot early 8

10 Matt Prior: Usual Prior effort, very solid 7

22 Sam Walters: Couple of strong runs and a nice kick 7

25 James Donaldson: Never stopped working 7

17 Cameron Smith: Some good moments, particularly early 7

Subs

14 Brad Dwyer: Never quite broke free 7

26 Jarrod O’Connor: Gt through a lot of work 7

31 Morgan Gannon: Late gametime, another valuable learning experience 6

Unused sub

28 Corey Hall

Wigan Warriors

3 Zak Hardaker 9

22 Jake Bibby 6

11 Willie Isa 7

12 Liam Farrell 8

30 Umyla Hanley 6

7 Thomas Leuluai 7

31 Jackson Hastings 9

8 Brad Singleton 6

9 Sam Powell 7

17 Tony Clubb 6

13 John Bateman 6

15 Morgan Smithies 7

14 Oliver Partington 7

Subs

21 Ethan Havard 7

10 Joe Bullock 7

20 Harry Smith 7

25 Joe Shorrocks 7

Referee: Chris Kendall (Huddersfield) 6

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