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“The future at Leeds Rhinos is massive” – How social media reacted to last night’s rugby

Last night, Catalans notched the half century to lend further credence to the notion that they may very well be on the road to Old Trafford whilst the Leeds Rhinos youngsters shone in a 48-18 win over Leigh. Well that was my view. What was yours?

Let’s start at Headingley. It was a wonderful night for the Rhinos’ young talent. Six tries came from players under the age of 21 and four of them were courtesy of the brilliant Jack Broadbent. Unsurprisingly, Leeds fans were excited by his performance.

Despite his natural position being at centre and the fact he previously starred at fullback this year, he’s taken to the wing slot like a duck to water. In his three appearances on the left flank this term he’s scored seven tries and is Leeds’ top try scorer. This week the Rhinos were linked with a move for Warrington winger Tom Lineham. But the form of Broadbent has led many to believe Lineham isn’t needed.

However, Broadbent was perhaps upstaged by the best try from a prop you’ll see this season. Despite playing in only his second game of the year following a nasty injury, Tom Holroyd produced a stunning display capped off by a superb solo try in which he side-stepped the fullback. Twitter loved it.

Some of his teammates even took to social media to praise the prop’s fine footwork including absent star Konrad Hurrell.

His performance, coupled with the superb showings from 17-year-old Morgan Gannon and 20-year-old Sam Walters, got Leeds fans excited about the future of the Rhinos pack.

Elsewhere in West Yorkshire, it was a tough night for Huddersfield. The Giants’ season is yet to get going and their injury problems have only compounded their struggles. However, despite the loss last night one or two youngsters – including the debuting son of Super League legend Leon Pryce – shone to give the Giants fans hope for the future.

Then, in a moment of class, Tomkins went over to welcome Pryce onto the field as new met old.

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