Leeds learning lessons, admits Richard Agar

Drew Darbyshire

Leeds interim coach Richard Agar said the loss to St Helens was a learning curve for his side.

The Rhinos fell to a 36-20 defeat to the Saints at Emerald Headingley on Thursday night.

Agar was disappointed with his side’s second half showing and insists they must be better with the ball in hand.

He said: “We talked at half-time about fixing up some of those offloads and errors and we might as well not have spoken at half-time.

“We came out in the second half with a big hand grenade, didn’t touch the ball for three sets. We then had a poor pass and didn’t touch the ball for six sets. I think we’ve shown a resolve to defend but our one-on-one defending just simply wasn’t good enough during that period.

“We showed signs that we can attack with the football but we’ve seen this a couple of times over the last couple of months so it lets us know where we are at and shows what we need to address.

“We learned a lot about ourselves tonight and that is the major thing we can come out of the game with.”

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