As Leeds triumphed over Castleford in Newcastle, there were three other players in action across this weekend who are on the books at Headingley.
The trio of Jack Walker, Jack Broadbent and Levi Edwards are currently out on loan from the Rhinos at present, and all three started for their respective teams.
Here is a round-up of their individual performances, as they look to impress in order to get more first-team opportunities upon their return under Rohan Smith.
Jack Walker (Hull FC)
Jack was thrown into the deep end to start his loan spell at the Black and Whites, as he came in at fullback for one of the biggest games of the rugby league calendar on one of the biggest weekends. coming in to face Hull KR at Magic Weekend. And the Man of the Match medal that he had around his neck after the tells the story – 1 Try Assist, 7 Tackle Busts, 21 Carries, 135 Metres, and a top-drawer all-round performance. In a game where the defending won’t be remembered, Walker shone through on his debut in a Hull Jersey, and he earned the acclaim of his new supporters on social media.
Get Jack Walker signed on a permanent deal, kid is unreal
— CO ✞ (@connah_oliver13) July 10, 2022
I’ve fallen in love with Jack Walker
— Sam Poppleton (@SamPoppleton_) July 10, 2022
Jack Broadbent (Featherstone Rovers)
Jack, like Jack, (the other one) played at fullback at the weekend for his loan team, Featherstone Rovers, who made the long journey to Kent to face the London Broncos in their temporary home of the Kufflink Stadium. Fev won the game 42-22 in the South, with Broadbent playing the full 80. Jack had a solid game, even though he didn’t add to the impressive try haul he’s built up since his arrival at Rovers. It was another performance and the consistent appearances he’s getting for Rovers are doing him zero harm in terms of his development – especially under former Rhinos boss Brian McDermott.
Levi Edwards (York City Knights)
Edwards was the only one of the three Rhinos out on loan to lose during this week of action. His York City Knights side travelled to Halifax Panthers for Premier Sports’ live Championship game of the week, and it was the Panthers who triumphed 34-10 at The Shay. Edwards was responsible for making numerous incisive runs from midfield to get the Knights close to the line. Even with the score at 30-4 with 7 minutes to go, he managed to get forward and get the Knights within 10, and although it didn’t directly lead to York crossing the whitewash, the field position meant they could continue the pressure on the Halifax defence, and eventually score a consolation try. It was a spirited performance by the young Rhino, who showed plenty encouraging signs as one of the stand-out performers on a disappointing night for his team.