Agar stunned by Rhinos comeback

 Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Richard Agar was left far from impressed with his side in their 27-26 win over the Huddersfield Giants on Sunday night.

Trailing 26-6 with only 15 minutes remaining, Leeds staged a monumental comeback with four tries to force the match into golden point extra-time before Luke Gale slotted over a drop-goal to seal the win.

However, despite claiming the two vital points that took the Rhinos to the top of the table, Agar was left disappointed by his side’s efforts as a whole.

“Magnificent is not the word I would use to describe our performance. For 65 minutes, I thought we were ordinary.” Agar said.

“We made loads of errors and that was not good enough. Huddersfield really smacked us in the mouth and kept on punishing us.

“A lot of lessons to be learned from tonight; however, we were showed that momentum can be the key needed to win a rugby league game and thankfully, it went our way.”

The result means the Rhinos climb to the top of the Betfred Super League table on points’ difference, still with a game in hand.

Agar was left stunned by his side’s achievement but believes his side need to improve ahead of their match with the reigning champions St Helens next Sunday.

“I personally did not think we had enough time to stage such a fightback.” Agar added.

“However, we evidently managed to create doubt in the Giants and the rest was history.

“I was pleased we received possession in extra-time and even had a favourable advantage with the wind.

“Then up stepped Luke Gale. He is no stranger to such a feat, having done it for Castleford in the past so I had plenty of faith he was more than capable.

“Next week against St Helens will be tough. They bagged an impressive win over Catalans Dragons in the earlier game and have come off the break really well.”

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