Leeds Rhinos ratings: How individual players performed in Super League play-off win at Wigan Warriors

Leeds Rhinos are one win away from the Grand Final after ending Wigan Warriors' season.

Friday, 24th September 2021, 4:45 am
Ash Handley jumps for joy after scoring the only try in Rhinos' play-off win at Wigan. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Rhinos kept Wigan scoreless at DW Stadium for the second time in a month to book a trip to either Catalans Dragons or St Helens in a Betfred Super League semi-final next week.

It wasn't a pretty performance from Leeds and they created little with the ball, but it was hard to fault their defensive effort.

Here's how the players rated.

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Kruise Leeming on the ball for Rhinos. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Leeds Rhinos

1 Richie Myler: One error but created the only try 8

24 Luke Briscoe: Safe, carried the ball really well 8

3 Harry Newman: Strong defence, ran well 8

Rhinos' Rhyse Martin is upended by Wigan's Brad Singleton and Oliver Partington. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

2 Tom Briscoe: Worked hard taking pressure off the pack 8

5 Ash Handley: Brave, safe and scored the lone try 8

6 Rob Lui: Kicked well and defended tough 9

9 Kruise Leeming: Showed his versatility and class 9

20 Bodene Thompson: Early error, otherwise very solid 7

14 Brad Dwyer: No gaps, but never stopped trying 7

10 Matt Prior: Usual captain’s knock 7

25 James Donaldson: Huge workload, never took a backwards step 8

12 Rhyse Martin: Couple of crucial interventions 7

13 Zane Tetevano: Welcome comeback, powerful second stint 7

Subs

8 Mikolaj Oledzki: Made a big difference 8

4 Konrad Hurrell: Carried the ball with venom 7

18 Tom Holroyd: Gave his side a lift 8

17 Cameron Smith: Worked hard in the middle 7

Wigan Warriors

3 Zak Hardaker 6

22 Jake Bibby 6

11 Willie Isa 6

4 Oliver Gildart 5

5 Liam Marshall 5

20 Harry Smith 4

31 Jackson Hastings 4

8 Brad Singleton 6

9 Sam Powell 5

14 Oliver Partington 5

13 John Bateman 5

12 Liam Farrell 6

15 Morgan Smithies 6

Subs

19 Liam Byrne 5

21 Ethan Havard 6

27 Kai Pearce-Paul 5

25 Joe Shorrocks 5

Referee: Rob Hicks (Oldham) 8

Attendance: 7,396

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