Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Richard Agar has criticised his side’s game management as his side were embarrassed by St Helens 48-0 at Emerald Headingley stadium in the final match of the weekend.
The result also marked some unwanted history for the Rhinos as they failed to score a single point at Headingley for the first time since Super League began.
It was a dominant performance by the Saints but Agar was frustrated by how his team performed.
“It was a really tough day at the office.” Agar said.
“We turned over too much possession early doors and never recovered.
“We also lacked discipline, giving away too many penalties for rash challenges.
“It just kept inviting them into our territory which is something we need to rectify.
“I also thought we were too soft. We just did not get into their faces enough and ultimately, we paid a heavy price.”
However, despite sustaining such a defeat, Agar was full of praise for his opponents.
He added. “St Helens are a fantastic team at the moment. They proved that last week when they easily beat a strong Catalans side and they backed it up tonight.
“They are the benchmark at the moment for everyone else to live up to.
“They have strike players in all areas and we just could not live with them.
They dealt us a really harsh lesson tonight and hopefully, we can learn and hopefully bounce back when we play Wigan next week.”