Leeds Rhinos player ratings from Challenge Cup loss to St Helens

The holders are out of the Betfred Challenge Cup, but Leeds Rhinos out up a brave display in their 26-18 loss to St Helens

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 12:20 pm
Updated Sunday, 11th April 2021, 12:22 pm
James Donaldson is patched up during the Cup defeat. Picture by Mike Egerton/PA.

Saints were hanging on in the closing stages, despite Rhinos playing most of the second half with 12 men after Zane Tetevano was sent-off.

Here's how the Rhinos players rated - plus marks out of 10 for Saints.

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27 Jack Broadbent: Impressed again, safe and defensively strong 8

2 Tom Briscoe: No chances, but worked hard to clear his line 7

11 Alex Mellor: Out of position, but had a real dig 7

21 Alex Sutcliffe: Put some big hits on 7

24: Luke Briscoe: Recovered well from shaky start 6

12 Rhyse Martin: Did his best in difficult new role 6

17 Cameron Smith: Did everything he could 7

8 Mikolaj Oledzki: Terrific try and strong effort 7

9 Kruise Leeming: Really good early on 8

10 Matt Prior: Outstanding effort leading the pack 9

22 Sam Walters: Got stuck in 7

25 James Donaldson: In the wars, but a tackling machine 7

13: Zane Tetevano: Made an impact, one way or another 6

Subs

14 Brad Dwyer: Two tries almost changed the game 8

26 Jarrod O’Connor: Good effort, punched above his weight 7

19 King Vuniyayawa: Concussed after just three minutes -

31 Morgan Gannon: Looked assured on debut 7

St Helens

1 Lachlan Coote 6

2 Tommy Makinson 8

3 Kevin Naiqama 7

18 Jack Welsby 7

5 Regan Grace 7

6 Jonny Lomax 7

7 Theo Fages 7

8 Alex Walmsley 6

9 James Roby 6

10 Matty Lees 6

11 Joel Thompson 7

12 James Bentley 6

14 Sione Mata’utia 6

Subs

15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 6

16 Kyle Amor 6

17 Agnatius Paasi 9

21 Lewis Dodd 6

Referee: Ben Thaler (Wakefield) 6

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