Agar slams ‘atrocious’ display and blasts yet another sinbinning

Leeds went down 20-13 to local rivals Wakefield this afternoon after leading 12-6 at half-time and Rhinos head coach Richard Agar was bitterly disappointed with his side.

Agar was particularly unhappy with how Leeds played with the ball

“The big thing that hurt us was what we did and what we didn’t do in good ball positions,” Agar said.

“We never built any pressure and went chasing points and threw ourselves into touch.

“The game was exclusively played in our half, but having said that, I actually thought we defended alright and defended our try-line pretty well.

“When you’re prepared to throw that amount of discipline away, our discipline with the ball was atrocious.

“I can find some positives, but I think we barely had any sets in the second-half – our good ball completion was as low as it’s ever been since I’ve been here.”

The Rhinos head coach was also upset with yet another yellow card given to one of his players – this time to captain Matt Prior.

“We’re very quick to get sinbins from touch judges who give reports from 40 metres away.

“If we look at our sinbinnings this year on their own, I’m just not really sure about them.

“Richie Myler got sinbinned against Salford for nothing, Zane Tetevano got sinbinned against Huddersfield for nothing.

“If you penalise them like that there’ll be sinbinnings each week – we are very quick to give penalties and sinbinnings away.

“We obviously need some clarification because there’s moaning and groaning at the moment.”

Agar also faces the prospect of having Callum McLelland out after the halfback went off injured.

“He’s still in the sheds and in a bit of discomfort so it’s too early to say.”

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