Leeds boss Richard Agar backs Toronto to avoid relegation

Leeds coach Richard Agar has tipped Super League newcomers Toronto to avoid relegation.

The Rhinos hammered the Wolfpack 66-12 at Headingley on Thursday to keep the Canadian side rooted to the foot of the table.

Leeds went top of the league for the first time since 2015 when Brian McDermott was in charge and keep their former coach’s current team winless in the top flight.

Agar said: “I still think – and I’ll stick my neck out – that they’ve got enough wins in them (to stay up).

“I thought we were good with the ball. We had a bit of a flat spot at the start of the second half but some of the tries were great to watch.

“We’ve played a team at the bottom and they’re doing it tough, so we’re not going to get carried away.

“We’ve got a big month coming up and we’re going to get some fairly strong challenges over the next three weeks.

“It’s a long season but, given what happened to us in round one, we’re in a good spot after five rounds.

“Some setbacks will come but I’m confident we’ve got a group of guys to weather them. I don’t think we’ll fall in love with ourselves.”


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