Rhinos Loan Watch: Walker the star man as Broadbent remains consistent

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 13/10/2020 - Rugby League - Betfred Super League - Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos - Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, England - Leeds's Jack Broadbent.

As Leeds continued their fine form, there were several other players in action across this weekend who are on the books at Headingley.

The duo of Jack Broadbent and Joe Hird were the only two starters this week for their respective teams, with the Rhinos other three loanees all missing out through injury.

Here is a round-up of how Broadbent and Hird performed as they look to impress Rohan Smith upon their return to Leeds at the end of the season.

Jack Broadbent (Featherstone Rovers)

Another start and another win for Broadbent, with his Featherstone recording a victory against fellow post-season play-off qualifiers Barrow. Jack managed to return his name to the scorers list in the 34-24 victory at Craven Park, scoring Fev’s first after bursting out the line and reacting brilliantly to Jonathon Ford’s Grubber kick before crossing to make it one try apiece at that point in the game. Broadbent’s loan spell at Rovers has been a superb one so far and this was another personal performance to be proud of.

Joe Hird (Hunslet RLFC)

Joe was selected from the start for Hunslet’s side as they travelled to Swinton. It was a solid enough performance from Joe, but he and Hunslet were unable to stop the hosts from winning the match 38-12. Hunslet are safely mid-table and don’t have to look over their shoulders at this point in the season, with Hird now a regular in the side that play at South Leeds Stadium.

Jack Walker (Hull FC)

After coming off injured last week, Hull FC Head Coach Brett Hodgson confirmed the worst fears of both FC and Rhinos fans, with Jack’s injury confirmed to keep him out for the rest of the season. It’s another injury blow for Jack, and right as he was really asserting his position in the Black and Whites starting 13. On a more positive personal note, congratulations are in order for Jack and his partner, as they recently welcomed their first child, Willow.

Levi Edwards (York City Knights)

Levi didn’t feature this week, which may not have been a bad thing for him personally given the Knights conceded 100 points and returned only four. They have, however, qualified for the Betfred Championship play-offs.

Oli Field (Oldham Roughyeds)

Oli didn’t feature for Oldham this weekend as they defeated Cornwall 32-12 in the South West.

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