Richard Agar pleased with Leeds spirit in comeback win

Leeds coach Richard Agar was pleased with the spirit of his side as they performed a comeback to beat Huddersfield.

The Rhinos trailed 26-6 against the Giants after an hour at Headingley on Sunday but they performed a strong comeback, with half-back Luke Gale adding a drop goal in golden point extra-time to seal a 27-26 win for Leeds.

Agar said: “We felt Huddersfield came out and smacked us in the mouth and we didn’t respond great.

“They played really basic and kicked well and they caused us problems.

“I thought we lost our composure and were way too sloppy with the ball. For 55, 60 minutes we were being soundly beaten.

“However, it just goes to show what a little bit of momentum can do.

“I personally didn’t think there was enough time to get back but, once you post two back-to-back tries and get within a couple of scores, it does start to create a bit of doubt among the opposition.

“I’m pleased to get the win. We showed a lot of spirit.”

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