SMITH PROUD OF PLAYERS

Tony Smith said he was proud of his players efforts as they held Bradford to nil for the first time in the Super League era.

Tony Smith said he was proud of his players efforts as they held Bradford to nil for the first time in the Super League era. Leeds led only 6-0 at the interval but ran away with the game in the second half with tries from Chev Walker, Willie Poching, Ryan Bailey and Keith Senior, while skipper Kevin Sinfield kicked all five conversions. "I’m pleased," said Rhinos coach Tony Smith. "To keep a team to nil is a pretty good effort." Smith led the praise for man-of-the-match Burrow, whose darting run broke the deadlock and who earlier pulled off a try-saving tackle on Bradford centre Ben Harris. "I thought he was outstanding," said Smith. "While both teams were throwing big punches at each other, Rob looked like a little flyweight who kept running in between them and the big heavyweights couldn’t hold him."