As Leeds continued their fine form to beat Salford on Sunday, there were two other players in action across this weekend who are on the books at Headingley.
The duo of Jack Walker and Jack Broadbent started for their respective teams this weekend, while the club’s other loanee, Levi Edwards, didn’t feature for York City Knights.
Here is a round-up of how Walker and Broadbent performed as they look to impress Rohan Smith upon their return to the Rhinos at the end of the season.
Jack Walker (Hull FC)
Jack once again started at fullback for the Black and Whites and got them off to the perfect start against Huddersfield with an early try. It was his first in a Hull jersey, picking up and accelerating down the right edge before crashing in for the opening points of the match. He also played a pivotal role in the second FC try, offloading to Danny Houghton, who passed to the left edge for the assist for the try. Walker was a thorn in the Giants side throughout the match, and despite the home side coming back and winning the match, it was still a stellar performance from our Jack. For the second time, he picked up the Hull FC Man of the Match award, the first coming on his debut in the derby against Hull KR at Magic Weekend. A try and a Man of the Match award made it an excellent individual day for him, even if Hull failed to pick up two vital competition points.
Jack Broadbent (Featherstone Rovers)
Our other loanee Jack Broadbent, like his counterpart, stated again at fullback. Fev are chasing down Leigh at the top of the table, and got the win they needed, narrowly beating out former Super League outfit Widnes 20-16. Although Broadbent didn’t get on the list of scorers, he performed as solidly as usual, doing his job to a high level of success under the high balls and returning them. If Rovers have any chance of catching Leigh they need Jack to keep performing as well as he has in that chase.