Leeds Rhinos lost their sixth game from seven at the weekend, going down to a hefty 40-16 defeat to local rivals Castleford Tigers.
Down 28-0 at half-time, the Rhinos did managed to score ten points just after the break, but a Greg Eden interception put the stop on any potential recovery.
That meant that Jamie Jones-Buchanan’s first game in charge of Leeds came to a shuddering halt and for BBC pundits Jamie Peacock and Jon Wilkin, it just isn’t good enough at Headingley at present.
“I think there is a huge amount of personal responsibility that needs to be taken by the group as a whole,” Peacock said.
“When an intelligent coach looks around saying we’ve taken them as far as we can, it’s bad.
“As a player you strive for consistency and we’ve just not seen that throughout this group of players.”
“This team is devoid of leadership,” Wilkin said.
“The club has lacked a talismanic character – Brian McDermott is a weirdo, he’s a character and Leeds need more characters and leadership.”
For Castleford, meanwhile, it was just their second victory in seven games but they will face Hull KR at Craven Park in the Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals in a fortnight’s time.