Richard Agar rues Leeds Rhinos’ inability to convert pressure into points
LEEDS RHINOS did “a lot of things right” in tonight’s 18-12 defeat to Hull, coach Richard Agar reckoned, but he admitted their inability to convert pressure into points let them down.
Playing in front of a crowd for the first time since March, 2020, Leeds led 6-0 and 8-6, but were 18-8 behind at half-time.
Agar said: “I felt we did a lot of things right, we got our defence organised really well, but we had a couple of one-on-one misses that really hurt us on the scoreboard.
“The game got really error-strewn and messy in the second half, for a number of reasons, but I think we will look back on a couple of missed opportunities.
“I thought we played all right through the field until we got to the last 20.
“It was a game of a couple of chances, a couple we let in and a couple we didn’t take offensively.”
Agar refused to point the finger at referee Marcus Griffiths, despite several decisions which upset the 4,000 crowd.
“There seemed to be a lot of question marks from a lot of people, but it’s always best to have a look at the tape and reserve judgement until you can study them,” Agar said.
“I am definitely not looking at that as to why we didn’t get two points.
“We need to look at ourselves and how, in a pretty good defensive performance, we’ve managed to concede 18 points.
“That’s the issue for us and with that much territory and possession we needed to find a bit more in good ball.”
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