Leeds Rhinos: Injury update from defeat to Warrington Wolves and Richard Agar's thoughts on James Bentley sending off

The Betfred Super League round one loss to Warrington Wolves has left Leeds Rhinos coach Richard Agar with “selection issues” for Friday’s game at Wigan Warriors.

By Peter Smith
Sunday, 13th February 2022, 10:37 am

THE BETFRED Super League round one loss to Warrington Wolves has left Leeds Rhinos coach Richard Agar with “selection issues” Friday’s game at Wigan Warriors.

Second-rower James Bentley was sent off for a high tackle and substitute hooker Brad Dwyer sin-binned for a late hit during the 22-20 defeat.

Both are facing a possible ban and Leeds also lost Richie Myler - who was at stand-off - with a groin injury.

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Richie Myler was hurt in the first half of the loss to Warrington. Picture by Tony Johnson.

Winger David Fusitu’a took a knock to the head and didn’t feature in the second half and centre Harry Newman missed the game because of a hamstring strain.

Rhyse Martin played despite the sudden death of his father earlier this week, but the club are now arranging for him to travel to Australia to be with his family.

After the game, Myler admitted he was “sore” and Agar said: “It’s early days, but he wasn’t good enough to continue. We will have a fair few selection issues looking into next week.”

The coach had “no complaints” about the red card shown to debutant Bentley, but was mystified no action was taken against Warrington’s Ben Currie for a challenge on Fusitu’a.

David Fusitu'a did not come out for the second half after being hurt in the first. Picture by Tony Johnson.

“Ben Currie knocked David Fusitu’a out and we didn’t get a penalty,” Agar said.

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Of Rhinos’ performance, Agar said: “It was a very tough loss.“The boys are hurting, I felt we dominated the game for large parts, with 12 men and with 11 men.

“Unfortunately, that caught up with us right at the death.

Rhinos line up against racism before the Warrington game. Picture by Tony Johnson.

“I felt we definitely deserved something out of the game.

“I felt an awful lot went against us and our boys tried tremendously hard to ride it out.

“I am proud of the effort.”

Rhinos’ women beat Warrington 26-0 in a pre-season game played after the men’s match.

Try scorers were Sam Hulme, Zoe Hornby, Shannon Lacey, Orla McCallion and new signing Sophia Williams.

Tasha Gaines kicked three conversions.

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