Oledzki wins back to back Rhinos Index awards

In the week that Mikolaj Oledzki was named in Shaun Wane’s first England squad of the year, the prop proved his worth in last Thursday’s win at Wakefield as he made it back to back Rhinos Index wins for him following his big effort the previous week against Catalans.

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.

Oledzki, who was named the Betfred Player of the Match on the night by Sky Sports, made 137 metres from 14 carries with three tackle breaks and 14 supports. Defensively he was strong too with 25 tackles and just two defensive errors.

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