Although Leeds are flying high under Rohan Smith, the Leeds boss was the bringer of bad news for much of the week.
He confirmed that Harry Newman’s season was all but over on Wednesday after another hamstring injury whilst he revealed another youngster in Tom Holroyd was denied his long awaited return by a torn ligament in his elbow.
Last night was a massive night for the Rhinos as they won 24-18 against Warrington to claim fifth spot in the league. It’s their highest position in the league all season and also marks the first time that Leeds have won five games in a row since 2015.
Though satisfied by much of the win, Smith again had to deliver bad news revealing the worrying nature of Liam Tindall’s injury.
Tindall was forced off early in the game after a claiming a high kick and being caught in a thunderous challenge.
He went straight down the tunnel and didn’t return with what Smith revealed was what looked like a serious thumb injury.
“Liam’s got something reasonably serious with his thumb,” Smith said, “It’s another one we’ll have to get checked out. It’s next man up again.
“He’s a tough kid. He’s a proper tough kid, he’s trying to make the most of his opportunities in the team. He wouldn’t have come off unless he had to.
“Disappointing for the kid, but he’s done a good job.”
It’s a blow for Tindall who had become a key player for the Rhinos in recent weeks even producing 12 tackle busts from 11 carries against Catalans in Leeds’ famous comeback win in France.