The two Leeds Rhinos stars with amazing stats that are being overlooked

One of the main indicators that your side is doing well is the metres being made.

Usually the side at the top of the league leads the way in this department and that is why St Helens have won the last three Grand Finals because they’re the best at getting from one end of the field to the other.

That’s largely down to the likes of Alex Walmsley in the middle but also their powerful backs like Tommy Makinson who start sets really well for the Saints.

However, both men have been outdone by their Leeds counterparts in another indicator of the growing potential at Headingley under Rohan Smith.

For starters Mikolaj Oledzki is the forward with the most metres made in 2022 with 2768 made over the season beating out Alex Walmsley’s also impressive total of 2590 metres this season which is the second highest for a forward.

Meanwhile, Ash Handley has made more metres than any player with 3646 made over the course of the season. Now some of those will be his signature intercept tries but also shows how key he is to getting Leeds on the front foot at the starts of sets with hard carries.

It points to how much of a loss he will be for the play-off clash with Catalans after picking up an ankle injury.

Another potential positive for Leeds is the fact their rumoured signing Derrell Olpherts is also up there in third place with 3201 metres.

Wigan’s Jai Field is second with 3233 metres whilst the likes of Ken Sio, Tom Davies, Matty Ashton and Tommy Makinson have all notched high totals some despite long term injuries much like Ryan Hall who makes the top 10 despite plenty of injuries.

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