Leeds Rhinos are being kicked to death by Jordan Abdull of Hull KR tonight.
In the wet and the wind, Abdull’s brilliant kicking game has caused havoc at the back for the Rhinos with only one kick caught from his spiralling boot.
Meanwhile, their two tries have all come from the boot of Abdull.
Debutant Luke Hooley has struggled in the rain as has Derrell Olpherts who has dropped a number of kicks and was caught out for the first try.
A brilliant try scorer last week, Olpherts and his fellow back three are struggling at the back but Sky Sports commentator Stuart Pyke has suggested he should be taken off:
“Is it time for Rohan Smith to take him out of the firing line?”
Despite this Olpherts’ tackle on Louis Senior saved Leeds from conceding a third try.
Terry O’Connor was more focused on praising Abdull’s kicking game saying:
“You have to give credit to Jordan Abdull, it is a masterclass. The kicking from Jordan Abdull is as good as you will see.”
Pyke responded with:
“It is even better than you imagined it could be.”
Before the game, Brian Carney said:
“Jordan Abdull has the most ferocious kicking game in Super League.
“The best attacking kicking game in Super League.”
Jon Wells said:
“It is the variety of kicks as well, he can kick it from the side of the foot, kick it flat, kick a 40/20.”