Leeds Rhinos 18 Hudderfield Giants 12: Player ratings as youngsters shine in crucial win

Rob Lui scores for Rhinos against Giants. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.Rob Lui scores for Rhinos against Giants. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Rob Lui scores for Rhinos against Giants. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Leeds Rhinos' young players caught the eye as a patched-up side battled past Huddersfield Giants on an emotional night at Emerald Headingley.

Watched by guest of honour Rob Burrow, Rhinos - without 11 players through injurr or suspension - maintained their push for a place in the Betfred Super League play-offs with a precious 18-12 win.

Teenager Morgan Gannon was Rhinos' official man of the match and young half-back Callum McLelland also impressed.

Here's how the players rated.

Leeds Rhinos

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16 Richie Myler: Scored an important try and held up a couple of times 7

24 Luke Briscoe: No chances but defended strongly 7

3 Harry Newman: Took a head knock, but stepped in as emergency kicker 7

2 Tom Briscoe: Some good takes, cleared his liens well 7

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5 Ash Handley: Good finish and lovely touchline goal, but hampered by groin pull 7

23 Callum McLelland: His best Super League performance, did well for Handley's try 8

6 Rob Lui: Played well, ran a good line for his touchdown 8

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13 Zane Tetevano: Ran hard, unfortunate with his sin-binning 8

9 Kruise Leeming: Created Lui's try to cap a lively performance 8

20 Bodene Thompson: Solid effort 7

25 James Donaldson: Worked hard defensively 7

31 Morgan Gannon: Clearly a future star, ran and tackled hard 8

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26 Jarrod O’Connor: Another good effort from an exciting prospect 7


18 Tom Holroyd: Added size and power off the bench 7

14 Brad Dwyer: Came on for the last 10 6

19 King Vuniyayawa: Some strong runs 7

22 Sam Walters: Did a decent job out of position at centre 7

Huddersfield Giants

1 Ashton Golding 6

21 Leroy Cudjoe 7

3 Jake Wardle 6

27 Sam Wood 6

24 Louis Senior 4

16 Jack Cogger 5

32 Will Pryce 6

25 Owen Trout 7

35 Nathan Peats 6

20 Oliver Wilson 5

13 Josh Jones 5

15 Joe Greenwood 5

8 Luke Yates 6


34 Nathaniel Peteru 5

23 Oliver Russell 4

14 Matty English 6

26 Sam Hewitt 5

Referee: Ben Thaler (Wakefield) 6

Attendance: 11,110

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