Leeds Rhinos coach Richard Agar jokes he’d like retiring matchwinner Rob Lui to stay on

COACH RICHARD Agar joked about offering Rob Lui a new contract after the veteran stand-off produced a man-of-the-match performance in his final home game for Leeds Rhinos.

Friday, 17th September 2021, 11:19 pm
Ending on a high: Leeds Rhinos's Rob Lui scores his side's first try in the match against Hull KR. Picture by Will Palmer/SWpix.com

Lui scored the opening try in a 36-12 win over Hull KR which sealed fifth place in Betfred Super League and booked an elimination play-off at Wigan Warriors next Thursday.

“Rob was excellent,” Agar said of Lui, who will retire at the end of this season.

“Kruise Leeming was excellent and I thought we had a lot of performances across the board.

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Diving in: Richie Myler of Leeds Rhinos dives to score his side's fourth try against Hull KR. Picture by Will Palmer/SWpix.com

“Tom Briscoe played centre and then did 30 minutes in the second-row, he was great; Luke Briscoe was really good on the wing and Ash Handley had a good game. James Donaldson and Tommy Holroyd in particular came off the bench and played very well.”

Rhinos were assured of a place in the play-offs before kick-off and Agar hailed a “really pleasing” performance.

He added: “Coming into the game it was a bit funny, preparing all week for a must win game and then finding out it wasn’t.

“I thought we prepared really well and what we wanted to execute we did, a lot.

“For big chunks of the game I thought what Hull KR have been good at all season, we handled really well.

“I thought we unpicked them really well offensively in the first half.”