NEW BOSS Kevin Sinfield was encouraged by Leeds Rhinos’ 20-20 draw against Wakefield Trinity last night.
Rhinos let an eight-point lead slip in the final eight minutes and are now three points outside Betfred Super League’s top-eight with two rounds remaining.
“I’d say it was a point lost,” Sinfield said afterwards.
“I thought we were in control and defensively we were outstanding.
“There’s some real positives from tonight, but we’re just not quite ready to win.
“I don’t think the boys got what they deserved, but in the big picture I think we are on track.”
Sinfield added: “I’ve no real complaints, I thought we had a real dig. I don’t think anyone under-performed, they all had a go and really put in.
“I believe everything happens for a reason. It is testing for us at the minute, but we’ll come through it.”
Trinity move up two places in the table and boss Chris Chester said: “Just before kick-off I said I’d take one point if it came to it.
“It was a tale of two halves. Leeds carried the ball very strong and we found ourself defending our try-line quite a bit in the first half.
There’s some real positives from tonight, but we’re just not quite ready to win. I don’t think the boys got what they deserved, but in the big picture I think we are on track.Kevin Sinfield
“We came up with some really poor individual errors, but that second half performance is what we are all about - lots of character and belief.
“I am very happy with the point and it puts us back into sixth spot.”