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