Quiz of the Season – Debutants

From trophy triumphs to significant landmarks, we are continuing to test how well you’ve been following the Rhinos throughout 2019 and next up is the new faces that have played their first season in blue and amber.

Throughout the year, players have been brought in from both Super League and NRL clubs to bolster the Leeds pack. A number of youngsters have also played their first minutes in the first team after progressing through the academy, both in the Coral Challenge Cup and Betfred Super League.

See how well you known last seasons new recruits here:


1. Which NRL club did Leeds sign Trent Merrin from?

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Leeds announced the signing of Australian international and New South Wales Origin forward Merrin from Penrith Panthers on a marquee deal in November 2018. Prior to joining the Panthers in 2016, he helped St George Illawara win the 2010 NRL premiership but has never played for the Cowboys.

2.Who did James Donaldson score his only try of the season against?

Wakefield Trinity
Huddersfield Giants
Salford Red Devils
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Signing a one year contract after being released by Hull KR, James Donaldson crossed for his only try of the season against Huddersfield Giants on Good Friday. He finished the season with 25 appearances, 22 of which came from the bench.

3. How many tries did Konrad Hurrell score against Hull KR in round ten?

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After signing from Gold Coast Titans for the 2019 season, centre Hurrell added four tries to his tally in a sensational individual performance on the east coast. Only Brad Singleton scored Leeds' other try in the match.

4. How many league appearances did Rob Lui make for Salford before joining the Rhinos?

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The half back made 87 appearances for the Red Devils after joining the club in 2016. Prior to his Super League stint, Lui played for NRL sides Wests Tigers and North Queensland Cowboys.

5. Prior to joining the club in June 2019, how many appearances did Shaun Lunt make for the Rhinos in 2012?

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Joining the club on loan from Huddersfield Giants, Lunt played 23 times in Leeds colours. He scored nine tries during his time at the club, featuring in the Challenge Cup final and winning the Grand Final, both against Warrington.

6. Who did Rhyse Martin kick ten goals against at Emerald Headingley?

Catalans Dragons
Huddersfield Giants
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In only his third game since signing from Canterbury Bulldogs, back rower Martin produced a kicking masterclass against Catalans Dragons, slotting ten goals. He finished the season with 34 goals, the 13th highest in the Super League.

7. Which team did Callum McLelland make his Super League debut against?

Hull KR
Warrington Wolves
Castleford Tigers
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After making his debut Rhinos appearance against Workington Town in the Challenge Cup, McLelland made his Super League bow against his former club Castleford Tigers at Emerald Headingley. The half back came through the Tiger's academy before turning to rugby union. He signed for the Rhinos in mid-2018 and has played for both the first team and under 19s this season.

8. How many NRL appearances did Ava Seumanufagai make before joining the Rhinos?

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Seumanufagai ran out 118 times whilst in the NRL, playing first grade for Wests Tigers and Cronulla Sharks (pictured above).

9. Which club did Corey Johnson play his junior rugby at?

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The hooker was picked up by the Rhinos from Castleford Lock Lane and progressed through the club's scholarship and academy teams to make his debut against Warrington in the final game of the 2019 season.

10. How many players debuted for the Rhinos first team in 2019?

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Thirteen new players debuted for the Rhinos throughout the course of 2019, starting with Trent Merrin, Tui Lolohea, Konrad Hurrell and James Donaldson in round one and ending with Corey Johnson in round 29.

Quiz of the Season - Debutants