Huge effort by Martin secures CitySprint Rhinos Index award

Leeds Rhinos forward Rhyse Martin produced an outstanding effort in the Rhinos 20-20 draw against Huddersfield Giants on Easter Thursday which resulted in him winning the CitySprint Rhinos Index for Round 8.

New for 2022, we have introduced a new weekly award for the Rhinos player to fight it out for with the introduction of the CitySprint Rhinos Index.

Martin played the full 90 minutes and carried the ball 19 times to make 162 metres with five tackle breaks. He crucially kicked four goals along with his try in the first half whilst making 39 tackles with 20 overall defensive efforts.

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 CitySprint Rhinos Index for that Round of Super League.

Used to judge the hardest-working players in each match, the CitySprint 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