Loan Watch: Edwards shines on Knights debut

Picture Courtesy of Craig Hawkhead Photography

It was a memorable weekend for Levi Edwards in the Betfred Championship as the Leeds youngster made his debut for York City Knights last Sunday. Here’s a round up of all the Leeds players who are currently gaining more experience on loan and on dual registration with Bradford.

After an entertaining week in the Championship, take a look at how the Rhinos players got on:

York City Knights

Centre Edwards put in a top performance for York who earned a dominant 32-6 win over Widnes Vikings on Sunday. Edwards was handed his debut by James Ford and lined up alongside fellow youngster Brad Ward, who has come through the Knights’ Excel programme.

Early tries for Matty Marsh and Adam Lawton saw both sides remain locked up at 6-6 after a tough opening twenty minutes but an inspired break from Edwards sparked York into life – Brendan O’Hagan scoring off the back of the youngster’s break.

Tries from Ward, Marcus Stock and a second for Marsh followed before Edwards provided the final blow, thanks to a quick passing move out wide that allowed the centre to power through the challenge of Joe Edge. The win saw the Knights move onto level points with the Vikings ahead of a meeting with Workington Town in two weeks time.

Bradford Bulls

Having edged Batley Bulldogs on home soil the week before, Bradford Bulls secured back to back wins with a 26-12 victory over Workington Town.

Jarrod O’Connor and Liam Tindall had been major contributors in the win over the Bulldogs – Tindall scoring a try – and the winger was on top form again as he opened the scoring after a matter of minutes. O’Connor was also rewarded with a starting position and he was joined by fellow loanee Muizz Mustapha in the forward pack. The duo hit the ground running and were instrumental in Thomas Doyle’s try to give the visitors to Derwen Park an 18-6 lead at half time.

Kieran Gill extended the Bulls’ lead after the break and although Matty Henson got a try back for the home side, John Kear’s men walked away with a vital two points which keeps them in the top eight.

*Jarrod O’Connor and Liam Tindall in action for Bradford

Upcoming Matches

Workington Town vs York City Knights – Sunday 3rd April (KO 2pm)

London Broncos vs Bradford Bulls – Sunday 3rd April (KO 2pm)