Leeds to be without Richie Myler for two more weeks


Leeds will be without Richie Myler for the next fortnight, coach Richard Agar has confirmed. 

The Rhinos have been hit by injuries already and the late withdrawal of Myler left them with just two players from their first-choice back division in their 18-10 defeat against Castleford on Good Friday.

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However, teenager Jack Broadbent switched effortlessly from centre to fourth-choice full-back and belied his inexperience with an accomplished display that highlighted a gallant effort against the odds.

Rhinos coach Richard Agar was impressed with the 19-year-old, who is likely to remain at full-back for the Challenge Cup tie against St Helens next week with Myler set to be sidelined for another fortnight.

“We had a fair amount of strike missing but I thought Jack really tried his socks off,” Agar said. “He brought some energy to our team.

“It was a tough baptism for Corey (Hall) but it’s all part of the learning curve and Corey and Jack will be better for the experiences.

“The situation is probably not going to improve over next two or three weeks so we’ve got to work our way through it.”

Leeds had their chances but Agar had no complaints over the result.

“I don’t think there was much in the game,” Agar said. “I thought we worked hard, we never stopped trying to win the game.

“It was a real ding-dong affair. I thought we were gaining some momentum and there were a couple of opportunities we should be taking in a tight game.

“Ultimately our start to the game hurt us in the end but I want to give credit to the opposition, they defended their tryline really well.”

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