New for 2022! The Rhinos Index

We are introducing a new weekly award for the Rhinos player to fight it out for with the introduction of the Rhinos Index.

We have all heard those comments from players or coaches about their player who does the hard work that his team mates appreciate but no one else notices. Well now we are recognising those crucial parts of the team with a special Rhinos Index.

Each week, the club’s analysts team will input the vital numbers with a special scoring system in place to determine which play tops the Rhinos Index for that Round of Super League.

Used to judge the hardest-working players in each match, the Rhinos Index rewards the men who rack up the metres, make the tackles, support their team mates, create offloads and produce the tackle-breaks.

It’s not just all about the good stuff either, points are taken off for missed tackles or offloads conceded too.

The points are decided using the following system:

Carry = 1 point for each carry

Metres = 1 point per 10 metres made

Tackle break = 2 points per break

Offload = 2 points per offload

Supports = 0.5 point per support

Tackles = 2 points per tackle

Missed/offload conceded = -2 points for each one

Defensive effort = 0.5 points per effort

For the opening round, we had a clear winner for the Rhinos Index for Round One with loose forward Cameron Smith racking up 149.6 points. In second place was Matt Prior with 102.9 points followed by skipper Kruise Leeming with 96 points.