Richie Myler hurt by Leeds loss to Wigan

Leeds star Richie Myler said he was hurt by their dramatic defeat to Wigan and believes the Rhinos could have handled the second half better.

The Rhinos were 6-0 up at the interval thanks to a try from Tom Briscoe.

And the scoreline remained the same until the 71stminute. Oliver Gildart pulled one back for the Warriors and Sam Tomkins converted the try, added a penalty goal and kicked a superb drop-goal late on to hand Wigan their first win at Leeds since 2012.

And Myler said he was hurt by the way the game finished, with Leeds having led for most of the game.

He said: “It hurts that one.

“We were a bit dumb towards the back end of the game and if you let Wigan back in it then they are going to hurt you because they are a quality side. We did enough to win that game, but we just didn’t finish it off.

“I think we could have been a bit smarter in the back end of the game. We came up with errors and gifted them with field position due to silly penalties and if you do that then it is going to hurt you.

“We didn’t ask enough questions in the second half which we are pretty disappointed about.

“Credit to Wigan, they are a good side and managed to get it over the line. Wigan are a quality side and ask a lot of questions. We made too many mistakes and gifted them field position and if you give them enough ball then they are going to come up with the answers and they did.”

Next up for Leeds is a trip to KCOM Stadium on Thursday as they face Hull FC, 7:45pm kick-off.

And Myler says the Rhinos need to improve for next week.

He added: “Coming off the back of Easter, everyone is a bit battered and bruised and it was a more intense game than our last three.

“Hull are a quality side and we are going to have to be on our mettle. These games come pretty fast, so we will patch ourselves up, lick our wounds and go again.”

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