Cameron Smith wins fourth CitySprint Rhinos Index award

Loose forward Cameron Smith continued his impressive season with another top drawer performance in the derby win over Wakefield Trinity to win the CitySprint Rhinos Index for the game.

It was the fourth time this year that Smith has topped the poll which judges 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.

Smith has won the award in Round 1, 10 and 11 so far this season and got the nod after his performance in the Round 13 win over Trinity.

He played 70 minutes and ran for 100 metres from 19 carries overall in the game. He made 16 supporting runs and was second in the tackle count with 29, just behind James Bentley.

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.

Smith made 22 defensive efforts with just one defensive error and produced three offloads.

The Index 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