O’Connor scoops first CitySprint Rhinos Index award

Leeds Rhinos youngster Jarrod O’Connor produced his best performance in a Leeds shirt on Bank Holiday Monday with a huge effort to try and get his side the win at Castleford Tigers which resulted in him winning the CitySprint Rhinos Index for Round 9.

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.

O’Connor missed just three minutes of the game with the Rhinos interchanged options restricted with Blake Austin injured in the first half and James Bentley in the sin bin.

O’Connor carried the ball 21 times and gained 131 metres. He made 25 supports and topped the Rhinos tackle count with 45.

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