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.

By Peter Smith
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.

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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