Leeds 18-12 Huddersfield: Player ratings and major talking points

Leeds did their play-offs no harm with an 18-12 win over Huddersfield tonight. Both sides were forced to name mix and match teams which culminated in a tight contest in which the momentum continually swung but ultimately Leeds edged it.

Major Talking Points:

1. Injury cruse strikes again for Leeds

Over the last few weeks Leeds have lost a number of key players to long term injuries. So, when stand in captain Ash Handley limped off there was an audible sigh from the Leeds fans. Can they cope without abother key player?

2. Gannon steals the show

All the talk going into the game where youngsters were concerned centred around Huddersfield’s 17-year-old sensation Will Pryce and that shouldn’t surprise you. He did have his moment tonight scoring Huddersfield’s first try but another 17-year-old stole the show. Leeds’ Morgan Gannon was outstanding in defence and attack making a number of breaks and big tackles. He was rightly named Man of the Match.

3. The one and only Rob Burrow

Gannon may be the future for Leeds but Burrow is undoubtedly a pillar of the club’s past and tonight was a special occasion as he returned to his old stomping ground to launch his book. The whole stadium showered him in cheers including the travelling Huddersfield fans and the smile it brought to his face was worth the admission money alone.

Player Ratings:

Leeds

16 Richie Myler – 7

24 Luke Briscoe – 7

3 Harry Newman – 7

2 Tom Briscoe – 7

5 Ash Handley – 7

6 Rob Lui – 8

23 Callum McLelland – 8

20 Bodene Thompson – 7

9 Kruise Leeming – 9

13 Zane Tetevano – 6

31 Morgan Gannon – 9

25 James Donaldson – 6

26 Jarrod O’Connor – 7

Substitutes

14 Brad Dwyer – 6

18 Tom Holroyd – 6

19 King Vuniyayawa – 6

22 Sam Walters – 7

Huddersfield

1 Ashton Golding – 6

21 Leroy Cudjoe – 6

3 Jake Wardle – 6

27 Sam Wood – 6

24 Louis Senior – 6

16 Jack Cogger – 6

32 Will Pryce – 6

25 Owen Trout – 6

35 Nathan Peats – 7

20 Oliver Wilson – 6

13 Josh Jones – 7

15 Joe Greenwood – 6

8 Luke Yates – 6

Substitutes

14 Matty English – 7

23 Oliver Russell – 6

28 Sam Hewitt – 6

34 Nathaniel Peteru – 7

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