McDermott laments ‘terrible’ Leeds display

Leeds coach Brian McDermott has acknowledged this team performed at nowhere near the level expected of them in last night’s humiliating 52-12 home defeat to Castleford.

The Rhinos coach felt that the defensive display from his men, in particular, was appalling, in what was their fourth consecutive defeat.

“It’s a terrible scoreline and defensively it was terrible. It’s up there as one of the worst performances in my time here,” he said, according to BBC Sport.

“I back the players to come up with something and I don’t want to be critical of them but there still has to be some accountability.

“We went through some passages of making Castleford work hard and showing some fight but it just wasn’t long enough.

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