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Agar disappointed with short turnaround

Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Richard Agar admitted he is “disappointed” with a six-day turn around heading into the play-offs.

The Rhinos finished the regular season with a convincing 36-12 home win over Hull KR to secure a consecutive fifth place finish.

This sees them travel to the DW stadium to face the Wigan Warriors next Thursday but the schedule has left the Leeds boss somewhat frustrated.

He said: “We have not looked beyond next week just yet. We have got tonight’s game out of the way.

“We have a six day turn around, which I think is disappointing. I think for play-off games, to have to turn around in six days, especially with the H.I.A rules, I think that is a bit disappointing.

“We won at Wigan not so long back but we know they are a tough team with good players and it will be a completely different style of play to the one we have played in here.”

However, Agar remained pleased with his side’s performance as they bounced back from their heavy defeat at St Helens to enter the play-offs on winning ways.

He added: “I was really pleased with our performance. Coming into the game, we were a little bit funny, preparing all week for a must win game, only to then find out it was not a must win game.

“I think what Hull KR have done all season is be productive against teams and I thought for big chunks of the game, we handled that really well.

“I thought they came to play but I also felt they ran out of legs a little bit at times and I thought we unpicked them really well offensively, especially in the first half.”

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