Bentley scoops CitySprint Rhinos Index at Catalans

Leeds Rhinos forward James Bentley produced a colossal effort down in the South of France a week ago as the Rhinos pulled off the seemingly impossible to beat Catalans Dragons having trailed 30-6 with a man sent off and his contribution was recognised with the CitySprint Rhinos Index for the Round 21 game in the Betfred Super League.

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.

Bentley played the entire game apart from a two minute spell after being shown a green card early on, and racked up an impressive 110 metres from 13 carries. He made three tackle breaks with two offloads with a tremendous nine supports.

Each week, the club’s analysts team will input the vital numbers with a special scoring system in place to determine which player tops the CitySprint Rhinos Index for that Round of Super League.

Bentley topped the Rhinos tackle count with 35 and made 17 defensive efforts in total plus set up Richie Myler for a crucial try in the second half.

The Index is 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