Jones-Buchanan and Burrow lead by example again
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott praised legends Rob Burrow and Jamie Jones-Buchanan for their leadership this season after the loss at Saints and it was easy to see why when you look at the stats from the game.
Jones-Buchanan played the full eighty minutes of a punishing clash. At Salford a fortnight ago he completed a remarkable career high 58 tackles and he was back at the coal face against at Saints as he made 42 tackles, carried the ball 17 times and made 110 metres.
Burrow made a career high of 207 metres in the game, going back to his debut in 2001 some 15 years previous, gaining 12.18 metres on average with each of his 17 carries. He also made four clean breaks and eight tackle busts such was the threat he posed on attack.
Elsewhere, Centre Jimmy Keinhorst scored twice but also finished with a career best equalling 40 tackles. He missed just one tackle but it was his first miss in four games or 128 tackles. He also produced two clean breaks and two tackle busts.
Whilst Mitch Garbutt made 32 tackles, his highest total since joining the Rhinos, and ran 134 metres continuing his run of making over 100 metres per game since the opening game of the season against Warrington.
To see how the stats of the teams compared from last night click here