Leeds Rhinos: Five things we learned from the victory over Giants

HERE's five things we learned from Leeds Rhinos' first win of the season, against Huddersfield Giants.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 6th March 2016, 2:17 pm
Updated Sunday, 6th March 2016, 2:26 pm
Joel Moon scores the Rhinos' opening try against Huddersfield.
Joel Moon scores the Rhinos' opening try against Huddersfield.

1: It’s not necessarily a 17-man game. It was a strange decision to leave Jordan Baldwinson as an unused substitute, despite Rhinos being reduced to available fit players by the end.

2: Jimmy Keinhorst’s crucial late try was correctly awarded by video referee Phil Bentham, under the current interpretation of the laws. But surely a player should have to do more than put a finger on a grounded ball.

3: Brad Singleton has come of age as a Super League prop. The 23-year-old turned in a huge stint and has missed only two games since the start of last season.

4: Leeds would be struggling, even more, without Brett Delaney’s defensive efforts. He made more than 40 tackles for the third successive game.

5: Rhinos may have to enter the loan market Ash Handley’s injury proves to be long term, but it won’t be easy finding a player of the right quality whose club will let him go with Easter approaching.