Impressive Smith wins latest CitySprint Rhinos Index award

Back rower Cameron Smith will be hoping to continue his good form when the Rhinos host Hull KR tonight at Headingley after he picked up the CitySprint Rhinos Index Award for our last game against Toulouse.

Smith was a key man in the Rhinos team as they defeated Toulouse at Headingley a week ago which resulted in him winning the CitySprint Rhinos Index for Round 10.

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.

Smith played the full 80 minutes and have joint highest carries for the team with 33. He was second for metres after making 182 metres, the most of any forward, and produced seven tackle breaks.

He produced the most supports in the game with 29 and was the Rhinos top tackler with 39.

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