Wakefield Trinity 18 Leeds Rhinos 34: Player ratings from big Super League derby

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Leeds Rhinos got off the mark in Betfred Super League with a convincing 34-18 win at injury-hit Wakefield Trinity.

Rhinos raced into a 30-0 half-time lead, before Trinity steadied the ship and regained some pride after the break.

Here's how the players rated.

Leeds Rhinos

Ash Handley. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.Ash Handley. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Ash Handley. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

1 Jack Walker: Terrific return to form, outstanding first half 8

2 David Fusitu’a: Strong finish for the opening try 7

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3 Harry Newman: Looked sharp, good try, but injury concern 8

4 Liam Sutcliffe: Provided good service for his winger 7

Jack Walker. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.Jack Walker. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Jack Walker. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

5 Ash Handley: Sent a message to England coach with fine hat-trick 8

6 Blake Austin: Attacked well, kept things moving 7

7 Aidan Sezer: Dangerous kicks, shifted the ball nicely 7

8 Mikolaj Oledzki: Strong effort up front 7

Harry Newman. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.Harry Newman. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Harry Newman. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

9 Kruise Leeming: Late sin-binning, but worked hard 7

10 Matt Prior: Big spells, some good offloads 8

21 Morgan Gannon: Scored a try and an assist 8

12 Rhyse Martin: Welcome return, some touchline goals 8

13 Zane Tetevano: Powerful in the middle, strong charges 7


14 Brad Dwyer: Came on for the last 10 minutes 6

17 Cameron Smith: Effective off the bench 7

19 Bodene Thompson: Solid work in the middle 7

20 Tom Briscoe: Replaced Newman in second half 6

Wakefield Trinity

1 Max Jowitt 6

2 Tom Johnstone 6

13 Jay Pitts 5

16 James Batchelor 5

27 Lewis Murphy 5

6 Jacob Miller -

7 Mason Lino 6

15 Jai Whitbread 6

24 Harry Bowes 6

10 Tinirau Arona 6

11 Matty Ashurst 6

12 Kelepi Tanginoa 6

14 Jordan Crowther 6


8 Eddie Battye 6

35 David Fifita 7

22 Yusuf Aydin 5

19 Liam Kay 6

Referee: Chris Kendall (Huddersfield) 6

Attendance: 5,040.

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