Bentley scoops CitySprint Rhinos Index award for Red Devils clash

James Bentley returned to action last Sunday for the Rhinos Betfred Super League game at Salford Red Devils, and whilst it was a disappointing day for the visitors, Bentley did his best to try and turn the result in the favour of the Rhinos.

After a fortnight out through suspension, he played the full eighty minutes over at the AJ Bell Stadium producing nine carries for 51 metres.

However, it was his defensive efforts that helped secured the CitySprint Rhinos Index for Round 12 with 51 tackles and just two misses or offloads conceded. He produced 16 defensive efforts with eleven supports on attack. He just edged fellow back rowers Rhyse Martin and Cameron Smith into second and third place in the rankings for the week.

In 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.

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