They recorded a fourth consecutive success after a 22-16 victory at Halliwell Jones Stadium against opponents who had won their last six Super League outings.
Attempts by Robert Lui, Alex Mellor and Ash Handley put Leeds in control 20-6 at halftime, but they played much of the final ten minutes with just 11 men after excellent winger Liam Sutcliffe and Lui fell into the trap. .
Rhinos with huge Australian striker Matt Prior, spent most of the second period defending, but held on with remarkable defensive effort.
“Within fifteen minutes of play, we were really fighting for energy, then at halftime we were full of energy,” Agar said.
“Since it was getting tight at the end, 20 minutes to go and Daryl Clark and Blake Austin were getting into the game and finding shock, we held on.
“We had lost a couple of injured players, Jack Broadbent and Mikolaj Oledzki, and then we were left with 11 men against a team like this, so we were hoping and praying that something would work out in our favor.
“We needed more control and we had some poor results, but three games in nine days shows that there is a bit of spirit and courage in this team.”
Warrington had only scored one attempt until Leeds saw yellow.
Hagar said: “I thought in the first half we were magnificent.
“In the second half, when the energy was reduced from the game, it was a bit like a touch and pass game.
“We were holding on and we had to hold on to our nails, for life.
“But we held on and came up with great desperate efforts.
“It was a magnificent effort from our guys.
“In the second half we didn’t lose the ball on our terms, we hit it early in the sets, we didn’t kick well and we made some bad decisions, but I’m not too worried about that because we were doing it so hard on energy.
“Coming here for our third game in nine days was an absolutely huge task, but the spirit was fantastic and it shows what you can do when you work hard for each other.”
Leeds lost to the Broadbent center after 15 minutes with an ankle injury, while prop Oledzki needed a foot pain injection to return and help Leeds get home.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-06 01:44:42