Leeds Rhinos news: Richie Myler ruled out for three months

Drew Darbyshire
Richie Myler Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos have been dealt a hammer blow to Richie Myler, with the experienced half-back facing three months on the sidelines with a groin injury.

The 31-year-old left the field in the Rhinos’ 22-20 defeat to his former club Warrington in the opening round of the Super League season, which was Channel 4’s debut.

Myler will undergo surgery in London on Monday, and he has confirmed on Instagram that he is facing 12 weeks out.

He posted: “Well I did say let the festivities begin! 15 minutes into Round 1 and the rollercoaster is well and truly underway!

“Firstly, thank you for everyone’s kind messages, and a quick update I’m going under the knife down here in London on Monday and it’s unfortunately a three month recovery time! But I always recover quicker.”

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Richard Agar Leeds

Leeds coach Richard Agar said too many individuals had poor performances in their 34-12 defeat at Wigan on Friday night. 

The Rhinos were only behind 12-6 at the break after debutant Blake Austin initially opened the scoring. However, they conceded three tries within 10 minutes of the second half restart, with Wigan running out 34-12 victors thanks to a hat-trick from Jai Field.

Agar said: “I thought for the first 25 minutes that we were going to have a real contest. Our ball movement was alright and we looked quite threatening with the ball. Defensively, we weren’t too bad.

“But at the end of Matt Prior and Zane Tetevano’s stints we lost the tightness through the middle. The first try just play to the whistle and by the time last 10 came there were some signs in our defence that we don’t like, like our line speed and people getting across our line.

“I felt at half-time when we came out of the changing rooms, I said to one of the staff that I didn’t really feel much reaction from them at half-time to say it was a 12-6 ball game.

“I thought we had some really poor individual performances out there. When we look at the way they scored some of their tries, defensively it was an extremely poor performance.

“I thought we had too many players who were way off the mark.”

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