Round 6 | By The Numbers
09/03/2020 by Aiden McNicholas
Toronto Wolfpack were soundly beaten on Thursday night by a Leeds Rhinos side playing with confidence and energy. While the Wolfpack stuck to their attacking, expansive game style, they were unable to trouble the Rhinos on the scoreboard and finished the contest 54 points behind.
Alex Mellor of Leeds laid the most tackles in the game, ending with 35. For Toronto, Adam Sidlow led the way with 33 while Tom Olbison was close behind on 31.
Jon Wilkin’s 25 tackles saw him hold on to the second spot in the League overall with 234. Danny Houghton from Hull FC tops the League on 236 after his 30 tackles against Wakefield Trinity in round six.
Jon Wilkin is first in the League for tackles from the marker position with 69 and the Wolfpack lead the League in this stat with 398.
As well as making the most tackles for Toronto, Adam Sidlow also made a total of 82 metres in a strong individual performance despite the Wolfpack’s poor showing as a team.
Ash Handley of Leeds made the most metres during the clash with 158, an average of 11 metres per carry. Liam Kay topped the charts for Toronto, collecting 132 metres.
Toronto’s Matty Russell broke through 10 attempted tackles against Leeds, a game-high in that stat. Liam Kay and Hakim Miloudi followed close behind on nine.
Ricky Leutele is currently tied third in the League for tackle busts with 34.
Miloudi carried the ball 18 times for Toronto, a team-high. Cameron Smith of Leeds collected a game-high 21 carries and made 114 metres with his efforts.
For Toronto, Tony Gigot took to the boot more than any other, putting through six kicks in general play. One of those kicks led to a try by captain Josh McCrone, his first of the season.
McCrone’s try was his first in the Super League, with 2020 being his debut season in the competition. He has 35 tries to his name in the top flight Australian NRL.
Jack Wells scored his first try in a Wolfpack jersey on Thursday night. It is his second try at Super League level after crossing the line for Wigan Warriors against Warrington Wolves in 2017.
Always looking to excite the crowd, Toronto has amassed 115 total offloads, the most of any team in the Super League. Sonny Bill Williams has the most individually with 23. Hakim Miloudi is second on 16.