Leeds boss Richard Agar heaps praise on man of the match Richie Myler

Drew Darbyshire

Leeds coach Richard Agar was impressed with the way Richie Myler adapted to his full-back role against his former club Warrington.

The Rhinos battered the Wolves 36-0 at Headingley on Friday to go second in the Super League table.

Leeds full-back Jack Walker left the action early in the first half with a foot injury – but Myler came off the bench to replace Walker and put in stellar display in an unfamiliar position of full-back.

Agar said: “Jack’s got a boot on as a precaution at this stage. We’ll get him scanned on Monday but his replacement did a really good job.

“We trained him in the off-season in a number of positions – half-back, hooker and full-back, and when Jack went down early, we had confidence in Richie.

“He had a shaky start but after that he looked pretty immaculate. The way he chimed into line, he looked like he’d played there all his life.

“I thought we played well. Right from the word go we showed terrific intent with the football but to keep a team with so many star players try-less is a wonderful effort.

“We think our defence has been a little bit off but I thought we handled them really well.”

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