Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Jones-Buchanan delighted as he signs off with a win and sees a better future ahead

A JUBILANT Jamie Jones-Buchanan was “over the moon” after his spell as Leeds Rhinos’ interim-boss ended with a 12-0 win over Hull KR at Headingley last night.

By Peter Smith
Friday, 29th April 2022, 11:03 pm
Updated Saturday, 30th April 2022, 10:19 am

Rhinos’ second successive win lifted them two places to ninth in Betfred Super League. It was Jones-Buchanan’s final match in charge before new boss Rohan Smith arrives on Tuesday.

“I’m over the moon,” Jones-Buchanan said.

“I’ve spoken about what’s happening below the tip of the iceberg, but it is a results-based industry and that’s what people want to see.

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Gannon Ball: Young forward Morgan Gannon is congratulated after scoring Leeds Rhinos’ second try in the 12-0 Betfred Super League win over Hull KR last night. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

“They have got there through hard work and tipping in for each other.

“The boys believe and they know before the fun comes hard work.

“We can kick on now.”

Smith will be at the helm when Rhinos return to action at Salford Red Devils two weeks tomorrow.

Over the line: Morgan Gannon scores the Rhinos' second try. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Having collected five points from their last four games, Jones-Buchanan feels he will hand the team over to the new man in good shape.

He said: “When Rohan gets here he can pick it up and kick on and these boys can go as far as they want.

“I’ve texted him and said they are all yours – they are ready for it.

“He is going to be outstanding and look at how many players we have got to come back in.

“The chances we’ve been missing, we will nail those in a few weeks and we will be a dangerous team.”