Wakefield Trinity 22 Leeds Rhinos 28 - player marks and ratings for both teams

Leeds Rhinos got their Betfred Super League campaign off to a flying start, but they were pushed all the way by Wakefield Trinity at Emerald Headingley.

Sunday, 28th March 2021, 9:16 pm

Leeds Rhinos got their Betfred Super League campaign off to a flying start, but they were pushed all the way by Wakefield Trinity at Emerald Headingley.

Wakefield led 16-4 midway through the first half, but Leeds hit back to go in at the break six points ahead.

After Tom Johnstone's second long-range try had squared matters, Rhinos teenager Jack Broadbent won it for Leeds with his first Super League try.

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Trinity captain Jacob Miller breaks past Liam Sutcliffe. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

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Here’s how players from both teams rated.

Leeds Rhinos

16 Richie Myler: Big game, scored a try and provided the final pass for two more 8

Jack Broadbent scores for Rhinos. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

2 Tom Briscoe: Some strong carries, but beaten by Tom Johnstone for Trinity’s opener 6

27 Jack Broadbent: Caught out at times, but scored a try and made a game-saving interception in an eye-catching effort 8

21 Alex Sutcliffe: Took his try well and was solid overall 7

24: Luke Briscoe: Opening try scorer, but few chances after that 6

15 Liam Sutcliffe: Stand-off’s not his preferred role, but did a creditable job 7

7 Luke Gale: Looked like he’s not trained much, some wrong options, but also classy moments 7

8 Mikolaj Oledzki: Big stints, ran hard 7

9 Kruise Leeming: Landed a terrific 40-20, but limited game time 6

10 Matt Prior: Influential, strong spells and an important ball steal 8

11: Alex Mellor: Nothing spectacular, still working on combinations 6

12 Rhyse Martin: Still getting up to speed after Covid setback in pre-season 6

13: Zane Tetevano: Decent debut, strong second spell 7

Subs

14 Brad Dwyer: Made his usual impact off the bench 8

20 Bodene Thompson: Steadied the ship when Trinity were on top 7

25 James Donaldson: Added some energy 7

22 Cameron Smith: Late introduction, but decent stint 7

Wakefield Trinity

21 Alex Walker: Didn’t look out of place 7

18 Innes Senior: Took his try well 7

4 Reece Lyne: Never got a roll on 6

3 Bill Tupou: Constant threat 7

2 Tom Johnstone: Two brilliant tries from England’s best winger 9

6 Jacob Miller: Didn’t quite maintain excellent start, but good signs 7

7 Mason Lino: Needs time to gel, but showed promise 7

8 David Fifita: Never got on top of Leeds’ pack 6

19 Jordan Crowther: Tough ask out of position 6

10 Tinirau Arona: Strong effort in Trinity’s big start 7

11 Matty Ashurst: High work rate and a try 7

12 Kelepi Tanginoa: Ran with purpose 7

13 Joe Westerman: Didn’t impose himself 6

Subs

23 Josh Wood: Brought some energy 6

16 James Batchelor: Limited impact 6

17 Chris Green: Found it tough 5

22 Adam Tangata: Not much game time 5

Referee: Scott Mikalauskas (Leigh) 7