Leeds Rhinos Super League start to season ‘not good enough’, admits Richard Agar Yorkshire News

Last night’s 26-12 setback at Salford Red Devils was the Rhinos’ fifth loss in six games this season and they are third from bottom in the Betfred Super League, with nearly a quarter of the campaign completed.

Leeds led 10-8 at halftime and were four points ahead with 17 minutes remaining, but collapsed after Zane Tetevano became the second Rhinos player to be eliminated.

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Although he felt his team “worked hard”, he admitted it was another sub-par performance and described Leeds’ performance in the fourth quarter as a “capitulation”.

He said: “We are a proud club and I have a lot of faith in the group we put together.

“The start of the season hasn’t been good enough and neither has the form of the performances.

“We don’t look like the team that we can be and the team that I’m looking at in preparation for games.

“It’s my job as a coach to get a better response. I am an experienced coach and the first place I will always look at is myself.”

RICHARD AGAR: Admits Leeds Rhinos’ start to the season hasn’t been good enough. Image: Allan McKenzie/

Agar admitted to being “disappointed and upset” with the current situation of his team and stressed: “Right now it is difficult, very difficult.

“I don’t think massive team changes are the answer, but we need more, collectively and individually.

“We valiantly tried to get past 12 men, but some decisions [by players] in the game left us, as coaches, scratching our heads about why we’re making those decisions.”

LOSS: To Leeds Rhinos at Salford Red Devils on Friday night. Image: Alex Whitehead/

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This notice was published: 2022-03-18 23:13:08

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