McGuire pleased Leeds came through tough KR test

Leeds stand-off Danny McGuire was a relieved man, after the Rhinos overturned a half-time deficit to win 40-30 at Hull KR on Sunday.

The 32-year-old bagged a brace of tries in the game, but felt that the Rhinos still had several issues to resolve before their next fixture.

“It was a tough game,” he told Rhinos TV.

“We expected that – it’s always a tough place to come.

“All credit to Hull KR, I thought they played well. It’s probably going to take a few weeks for them to find their feet with the new signings and everything.

“But it was a very tough game out there, very physical.

“We had to grind it out, and we’re pleased to get the win. There’s lots to work on, but for a first hit-out we’re pretty happy.”

Two of Hull KR‘s 11 debutants were halfbacks Albert Kelly and Terry Campese. Both had fine games, and McGuire expects them to shine in Super League this season.

“I thought they both played really well,” he said.

“You can tell Campese’s got a lot of quality. Kelly’s very individualistic and causes a lot of problems.

“I think they’ll trouble a lot of teams this season with players like that.

“I thought defensively in the second half we were a lot better – I think they only scored a try off an intercept.

“But it was a bit of a shock in the first half – we didn’t have much ball, and when we did, we didn’t use it wisely enough.”

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