Hardaker allays injury fears after Saints blow

Man of Steel Zak Hardaker has confirmed he is okay after being forced off with a head injury early in the second half of the 38-34 defeat at St Helens.

Zak Hardaker was able to report that he was okay after the collision with Kyle Amor that led to him having a lengthy period of treatment on the field from team doctor Dr Paul Lanfear. The full back took to Twitter to assure worried fans that he was doing fine apart from a large cut to his forehead suffered in the first half and says he is looking forward to next week's clash with Huddersfield already.

For everyone asking, I'm alright, slight head ache but I'm all good. The result hurts more than the head I ensure you. Thanks 4 your support

— zak hardaker (@zakhardaker1) April 22, 2016

Young winger Ash Handley also thanked the fans for their continued support as he kept up his impressive try scoring form against St Helens.

Gutted about the result but can take a few positives from that! Lads put a big shift in tonight and fans were right there with us #MOT

— Ash Handley (@Ahandley16) April 22, 2016

England star Kallum Watkins showed the great spirit in Rugby League as he congratulated Saints on their win and welcomed Jonny Lomax back into action after his lengthy injury lay off.

Gutted about the loss but credit to saints
Great support as always
Also great to see @lomax_1990 back playing after a long time out ??

— Kallum Watkins (@KallumWatkins) April 22, 2016

Youngster Ashton Golding, who scored his second try in three games, thanked the Rhinos fans for their continued support and urged them to keep backing the boys.

Great support from the travelling Rhinos army. We go on this journey together??. Roll on next week #NotFarOff #MOT

— Ashton Golding (@ashtongolding1) April 22, 2016

Skipper Rob Burrow echoed those sentiments and praised the lad’s character in defeat.

Not the result we wanted but cannot deny the effort showed by the boys! Stick with us #mot

— Rob Burrow (@Rob7Burrow) April 22, 2016

His half back partner on the night for the first time in the starting line up was Jordan Lilley and he agreed with his captain.

The fans were incredible tonight. Gutted with the loss but a big effort from the boys. Win together, lose together. #MOT ??

— Jordan Lilley (@JordanLilley6) April 22, 2016

Liam Sutcliffe, who had a massive influence on the game after coming off the bench, also congratulated Lomax on his return.

Tough one to take but a big effort by the lads tonight! Support was class again ?? good to see @lomax_1990 back playing again as well ??

— Liam Sutcliffe (@Liam_Sutcliffe) April 22, 2016

Whilst Brad Singleton also thanked the supporters for their continued backing of the team.

Tough one, shame we couldn't edge it in the end.

Thanks to the travelling fans as always ?? @leedsrhinos

— Brad Singleton (@bradsingo) April 22, 2016

Even the boys who were not involved in the game, took to Twitter to show their support for the team after a tough loss. England star Brett Ferres, who hopes to return next week from injury to face his old club Huddersfield tweeted:

Big effort from the boys tonight nothing more to say #mot #allleedsarntwe

— Brett Ferres (@BrettFerres11) April 22, 2016

And Stevie Ward was equally impressed by the effort of the bruised and battered Rhinos.

That was some game. And that was some effort from the boys. It's a different season… Win together & lose together. Brave effort.

— Stevie Ward (@Ste_Ward) April 22, 2016