Brian Carney says Leeds Rhinos should get rid of huge star

Leeds Rhinos suffered a record breaking defeat to Catalans Dragons on Saturday which exacerbated their 50-0 defeat to Wigan Warriors the week before.

It is the first time since Leeds RLFC became the Leeds Rhinos that they have conceded over 50 points in consecutive games.

The game got worse when they had two players sin binned at the end of the game they were down to 11 men.

Harry Newman was one one of two players sin binned and this prompted an assessment of whether Leeds should sell the centre.

Brian Carney said: “Should Leeds be looking at selling him on? I know it might sound ridiculous for Leeds to sell one of the best centres in the league but sometimes faces just don’t fit.”

Leeds Rhinos went to Perpignan knowing that they needed a win to keep their play off hopes well and truly alive. To win they needed to repeat their success in France against the Dragons last year when they won at the Stade Gilbert Brutus twice to head towards Old Trafford.

The Rhinos got off to a poor start as Catalans Dragons carved them up down the blind side from deep.

Tom Johnstone was tackled on the touchline by a covering Ash Handley but the winger found an offload inside to Adam Keighran to score who converted.

The Dragons nearly added a second try when Mike McMeeken tried to power over but knocked on but eventually they would rack up the points with Ben Garcia powering over whilst another lovely move carved Leeds open down the edge with Sam Tomkins with the killer ball.

Tyrone May would notch the assist as Catalans made it 22-0 with a ball over the top for Tom Johnstone, still battling to be the league’s top try scorer.

Leeds thought they had a try when Jack Sinfield kicked and the ball hit Mitchell Pearce allowing him the chance to ground but Sam Tomkins got there first.

The Dragons would then extend their lead with another lovely move right which was finished by a diving finish for Tom Davies for his second try of the game.

At the start of the second half Mitchell Pearce was on hand to score after a probing run and offload.

The Dragons continued to storm ahead with further tries such as weaving run from Tom Johnstone as well as a deserved try for Matt Ikuvalu.

Sam Tomkins rubbed salt in the wound with a drop goal. Adam Keighran then scored to wrap up the scoring.

Leeds finished the game with 11 men with Harry Newman and Sam Lisone both sin binned.