Yesterday, Leeds claimed their second consecutive win even if they came a month apart. It’s the first time Leeds have tied back-to-back wins together this season and has given them cause to be optimistic as the season unfolds. As for Salford, aside from their gutsy win over Huddersfield last week, they remain in a difficult run of form that could take some turning round.
That’s how I saw the game anyway, but what was social media’s take.
Well the big talking point was of course the altercation between Konrad Hurrell and Lee Mossop which led to Mossop and Bodene Thompson receiving red cards whilst Hurrell was knocked out cold and unable to continue. Salford fans felt Hurrell deserved the hit.
With you on this Cam. Glad Hurrell got laid clean out. Got what was coming to him
— Ben Newton (@ben_newton90) June 28, 2021
Should have been Hurrell who got a red for going after Mossop 🤷♀️
— Allie Snape (@AllieSnape) June 28, 2021
That said, perhaps one Salford fan best summed it up by laying blame at all members of the brawl.
In a nutshell, Hurrell, Thompson and Mossop all as bad as each other.
— The Salford Faithful 🐝 (@SRDFaithful) June 28, 2021
To Hurrell’s credit, he made light of the situation with this comical tweet.
— Konrad Hurrell (@konmanhurrell) June 27, 2021
Despite Hurrell’s absence, Leeds still got the job done and in style too. There are huge questions over whether Leeds will re-sign the Tongan centre for next year. However, after he went off the field, Leeds’ other centre stole the show as Tom Briscoe continues to surprise people in the role. Some feel he could even replace Hurrell in the position moving forward.
If we don’t re sign hurrell I think T Briscoe should be cover for the Centre. I’m not a fan of Briscoe but he has performed a lot better since moving to Centre
— Josh Jackson (@joshjacksonlrfc) June 28, 2021
In fact, it was a day where Leeds’ unsung heroes shone. Alex Mellor continued his brilliant campaign whilst Tom Holroyd returned from injury with a bang.
Best Mellor has played in a Leeds shirt. Very impressive from Holroyd given it was his first game of the season.
— Bradley Asquith (@BradAsquith7) June 28, 2021
However, Leeds fans were unanimous over who they felt was the man of the match.
HIS NAME IS RICHIE MYLER!!! 👌👌👌
— LR-RLFC Fans 🏆 💙💛 (@RhinosFaithful) June 27, 2021
It’s hard to argue with the assessment that Myler was the best player on the pitch with two tries, two assists and plenty of positive contributions throughout the game. He could very well be Leeds’ most important player given the attacking fluidity he offers from fullback. Rhinos fans were very quick to deem him their best player.
Myler is our best player isn’t he?
— Loiners View (@loinersview) June 27, 2021
He wasn’t alone however in the way he tormented Salford. He and Luke Gale combined masterfully again and again leaving Leeds fans ruing the fact the pair are in the twilight of their careers.
The connections between Gale & Myler is class. Shame we didn’t have them say 3/4 years to do this https://t.co/OYOMmE5CJG
— Loiners View (@loinersview) June 28, 2021