Quiz of the Season: Landmarks
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 significant landmarks exceeded by both players and the club.
From career appearances to individual achievements, plenty of milestones have been surpassed during the 2019 season for players across Rhinos teams.
See how well you can remember these landmarks from last season:
1. Trent Merrin marked how many career appearances against Castleford Tigers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle in July?
Captain Merrin marked 250 career appearances when he started against the Tigers in July. The forward featured over 200 times in the NRL (133 for St George Illawarra and 72 for Penrith Panthers) before joining the Rhinos in 2019. He also has 13 Origin games for New South Wales and seven caps for Australia.
2. How many tries did Ash Handley score on his 100th Super League appearance against Huddersfield Giants?
Handley continued to build his try scoring tally with two scores against Huddersfield Giants to help Leeds to a 44-0 victory. By the end of the season, the Dream Team centre had recorded his best try tally since debuting for the club in 2014.
3. Who did Courtney Hill score her 200th Women's Super League point against?
Half back Hill became the first Leeds player to surpass 200 points in the Women's Super League with her try against Wigan Warriors at Sports Park Weetwood. The 2019 Woman of Steel completed only her second season with the Rhinos in 2019 but was a key component as Adam Cuthbertson's side won the Coral Women's Challenge Cup and Betfred Women's Super League Grand Final.
4. How did Liam Sutcliffe surpass 500 Super League points?
Sutcliffe's 500th point came with a conversion against Castleford Tigers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, converting Trent Merrin's try after twenty minutes. Including his total for this season, Liam has scored over 100 points in his last four campaigns in blue and amber, scoring his highest in 2017 (169).
5. Konrad Hurrell reached 150 career appearances against Warrington at Emerald Headingley in 2019 but which team has he made most of them with?
Hurrell made the most of his 150 appearances with New Zealand Warriors, which was his first NRL club. After four years and 71 appearances for the Warriors, he joined Gold Coast Titans where he featured 45 times between 2016 and 2018. Prior to this season, he also made nine appearances for the Tongan national side.
6. Where does Jamie Jones-Buchanan rank in the club's all time appearance maker list?
Jones-Buchanan, who retired at the end of the 2019 season after 20 years with the club, ranks eleventh on Leeds' all time appearances list. With his eight appearances this season taking the back rower to 421, he pushed above 1936 Championship final winning scrum half Evan Williams.
7. Where did Tom Briscoe make his 250th Super League appearance?
Briscoe celebrated his 250th Super League appearance with a win over London Broncos at the Dacia Magic Weekend in Anfield. It was the winger's eleventh season of Super League in 2019, having played 134 times for Hull FC prior to joining Leeds in 2014.
8. What milestone did Rob Lui mark against Castleford Tigers in July?
Lui, who was playing only his second game for Leeds, scored the game winning try on his 200th career appearance. The half back played 89 times in the NRL for Wests Tigers and North Queensland Cowboys before signing for Salford in 2015, where he made over 100 appearances.
9. When did Leeds last recruit their largest academy cohort?
Prior to signing thirteen new players for the under 18s academy and reserves side this year, Leeds last recruited their largest academy group in 2017, also signing thirteen players. Current Rhinos first team players Tom Holroyd and Corey Johnson were both part of the group that signed their first academy contracts along with Yorkshire stars Jack Broadbent and Liam Whitton.
10. According to Red Hot Penny, where does the Rhinos' social media rank out of UK professional sports clubs?
New research from search marketing agency Red Hot Penny in May 2019 revealed that Leeds' social media ranked 13th out of 80 professional UK sports teams in terms of it's engagement and performance across all social platforms. The club scored higher than the likes of Manchester United, Wigan Warriors and Bath Rugby Union in the survey with a score of 68.250.