Smith tops poll for CitySprint Rhinos Index award again

Leeds Rhinos loose forward Cameron Smith topped our CitySprint Rhinos Index from the Round 15 Betfred Super League clash with Huddersfield Giants again.

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 continued his impressive season, just pipping Bodene Thompson to win the award in the last round. He played 71 minutes at the John Smith’s Stadium and racked up an impressive 13 carries. He was second only to Zane Tetevano for metres made in the forwards, with 92 metres and had 13 defensive efforts, more than anyone else in the side.

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 two tackle breaks and two offloads with eleven supports on attack. He topped the tackle count for the Rhinos with 45 and only had three misses or offloads conceded.

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