Skipper Leeming tops Rhinos Index for Round Two

It was a disappointing night for Leeds Rhinos over at Wigan on Friday night but skipper Kruise Leeming produced a captain’s innings to try and turn the tide in favour of his team according to our new Rhinos Index.

New for 2022, we have introduced 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 Two with Kruise Leeming topping the poll with 97.3 points whilst also topping the charts for Leeds for most tackles and making over 100 metres in the game.