Hull KR 30 Leeds Rhinos 40: Briscoe concedes Rhinos are still a work in progress

Tom Briscoe.
Tom Briscoe.
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TRY SCORER Tom Briscoe accepts Leeds Rhinos need a big improvement, despite getting their Super League campaign off to a winning start.

Rhinos hit back from 30-16 down early in the second half to win 40-30 at Hull KR yesterday, but Briscoe felt the result was better than a patchy performance.

“It’s good to get two points from the first game,” Briscoe said. “That was our main goal, but obviously from that performance we’ve got a lot to work on going into Friday, which will be another tough game against Widnes. We will focus on that this week and hopefully keep improving.”

Rhinos scored seven tries, the first of them from Briscoe inside the opening two minutes, but conceded five.

“In parts I thought we looked good with the ball,” Briscoe added. “I thought with our offloads and the way we played, we looked pretty good.

“But it’s about controlling that and learning when to play and when not to play.

“That will come the more we play and the more we get used to the way we are playing this year.”

Briscoe’s try came on the ground where he scored a debut hat-trick for Rhinos 12 months ago.

“Obviously it’s nice to get over for a try, but the main thing’s the two points,” he said.

“It is good to be going home with the win and I thought we showed great determination and grit to get through the game and come away with the points.

“It was a really tough Hull KR side we came up against.”