Leeds Rhinos: Player ratings from tough night at St Helens

Leeds Rhinos are licking their wounds after a crushing 40-6 setback at St Helens.

Saturday, 11th September 2021, 6:43 am
Updated Saturday, 11th September 2021, 6:46 am

The damage was done in the first 30 minutes as Saints blasted into a 28-0 lead.

It was a tough night for an under-strength Leeds team, who had to reshuffle after James Donaldson withdrew due to illness.

Morgan Gannon was rested ahead of next week's make or break clash with Hull KR.

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Richie Myler and Tom Briscoe can't prevent Jack Welsby scoring for Saints. Picture by Paul Currie/SWpix.com.

Here's how the players rated.

Leeds Rhinos

27 Jack Broadbent: One good break and kick led to try 6

24 Luke Briscoe: Tidied up some kicks, but missed a couple of chances 5

3 Harry Newman: Tried to lifts things in second half 6

2 Tom Briscoe: No chances but tried hard defensively 6

5 Ash Handley: Couple of strong runs in yardage 6

9 Kruise Leeming: Never on the front foot 6

16 Richie Myler: One mistake but spirited, defending at full-back 7

18 Tom Holroyd: Good second stint 6

14 Brad Dwyer: Took his try well 7

10 Matt Prior: Tough night against a strong pack 5

22 Sam Walters: Learning experience, tried hard 6

12 Rhyse Martin: Up and down 6

26 Jarrod O’Connor: Had a dig, as always 5

Subs

17 Cameron Smith: Tough start but stuck at it 6

21 Alex Sutcliffe: Limited time late on after five months out 5

20 Bodene Thompson: Couldn’t turn the tide 5

32 Corey Johnson: Solid return to Super League 6

St Helens

1 Lachlan Coote 8

2 Tommy Makinson 7

3 Kevin Naiqama 7

4 Mark Percival 7

5 Regan Grace 6

18 Jack Welsby 8

21 Lewis Dodd 8

8 Alex Walmsley 9

9 James Roby 7

10 Matty Lees 8

14 Sione Mata’utia 8

20 Joe Batchelor 7

13 Morgan Knowles 9

Subs

11 Joel Thompson 6

16 Kyle Amor 7

19 Aaron Smith 6

23 Jake Wingfield 6

Referee: Chris Kendall (Huddersfield)

Attendance: 12,568.

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