Cuthbertson sets offloading record

Leeds Rhinos star, Adam Cuthbertson has set a new record for the most offloads by a player in a Super League season.

Looking set to become the first player ever to produce over 100 offloads in a season, Cuthbertson produced ten offloads in the Rhinos’ defeat at Wigan, on Thursday night – his highest total in one game this season so far – taking his total so far this season to 97.

He is now 50 offloads clear of his closest rival, Zeb Taia at Catalans Dragons.

The previous record for total offloads in a season was 90, racked up back in 2003 by Andy Lynch, in 27 appearances for Castleford. Cuthbertson still has nine games in hand, this season, to improve on his total.

The second highest ever total was 86, by Michael Hancock of Salford in 2001.
In 2005, while with Bradford Bulls, Jamie Peacock achieved 83.
Three men have produced 81 offloads in a season: Michael Smith (Castleford) in 2002; Ali Lauitiiti (Leeds) in 2005; David Solomona (Wakefield) in 2004.