Leeds “taking every game as it comes” as they move two points clear of relegation spots

Leeds coach Richard Agar says they will take one game at a time after recording their second successive win over Castleford on Friday night.

The Rhinos followed up last week’s win over Catalans by recording a first win at Wheldon Road since 2015 to move two points clear of the relegation zone.

Trent Merrin scored the only try of the first half as Leeds took a 6-0 lead in to the break, and Jack Walker’s try plus two Liam Sutcliffe goals, stretched that to 14-0 before Castleford mounted a comeback.

Recent signing Robert Lui scored his first try for the club to seal the victory though, lifting them back up to ninth and now just four points behind the Tigers in the final play-off place.

Agar said: “To defend 20 good-ball sets, most of them on our try-line, was just a fantastic effort.

“Castleford are a good team who throw plenty at you. I was really proud of what our guys committed to each other in terms of the defensive effort.

“We showed tremendous spirit and a magnificent spirit, but let’s take it one game at a time. We’ve always said we’re excited about what we’ve got left.

“We talked about 10 cup finals – we’ve had two wins and we’ve got another important game next week against Hull KR.

“We’ve got a fully-fit squad and the boys, credit to them, they are very united at the moment as you can see.

“We just keep talking about one game at a time. The attitude at the moment, they’re all massive games.

“I’ve always said, we will be the ones who decide where we finish.”

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