Salford Red Devils 12 Leeds Rhinos 38: From 3/10 to 9/10 - how the players rated

Leeds Rhinos completed a second successive win - a month apart - with a hard-fought 38-12 success at Salford Red Devils.

By Peter Smith
Monday, 28th June 2021, 7:02 am
Rhinos players - led by James Donaldson, right, applaud their fans after the win at Salford. Picture by Steve Riding.
Rhinos players - led by James Donaldson, right, applaud their fans after the win at Salford. Picture by Steve Riding.

It was a stormy affair, with two red cards and five yellows.

Here's how the players rated.

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Tom Holroyd made his return from a fractured leg. Picture by Steve Riding.

16 Richie Myler: Terrific effort, two tries, involved in three more and marshalled the defence. Finger injury a concern though 9

24 Luke Briscoe: No attacking opportunities, but very good defensively 8

4 Konrad Hurrell: Failed early head injury assessment - not surprisingly 5

2 Tom Briscoe: Settling in well at centre, scored one try, set up a couple and, crucially, prevented one for Salford 8

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27 Jack Broadbent: Scored two tries in a good all-round effort 8

9 Kruise Leeming: Backed up to play the full 80 out of position and was very good, one loose pass apart 8

7 Luke Gale: Yellow card could prove costly, but some good moments on attack 7

8 Mikolaj Oledzki: Huge effort backing up 8

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14 Brad Dwyer: A couple of wrong options, but very lively in Rhinos’ attack 7

10 Matt Prior: Big effort and came up with a moment of class for Leeming’s try 8

11 Alex Mellor: Excellent attacking effort, particularly in the first half 8

12 Rhyse Martin: Is beginning to find his form and landed some good goals from difficult angles 7

20 Bodene Thompson: Early dismissal 4


25 James Donaldson: Hard worker, as ever 7

31 Morgan Gannon: Short stint late in the game 6

18 Tom Holroyd: Looked the part in his first game of the year, very promising 8

19 King Vuniyayawa: Had a good game, ran hard and some nice touches 8

Salford Red Devils

6 Tui Lolohea 8

1 Morgan Escare 8

5 Joe Burgess 5

24 Matt Costello 5

22 Rhys Williams 5

29 Dec Patton 5

18 Chris Atkin 6

8 Lee Mossop 3

9 Andy Ackers 5

26 Jack Wells 5

20 Harvey Livett 7

15 Ollie Roberts 5

13 Elijah Taylor 7


25 Jack Ormondroyd 6

17 Josh Johnson 6

11 Ryan Lannon 5

27 Sam Luckley 4

Referee: Robert Hicks (Oldham) 7

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