Eddie Hemmings claims “serious questions” are being asked about Super League coach’s future

Leeds Rhinos are in woeful form at the moment.

They have won one from the last seven in a run of form that has seen them get dumped out of the Challenge Cup at the first hurdle for the third season in a row and fall way behind in the play-off race.

They have also lost to the competition’s bottom two in consecutive weeks including becoming the first side to lose to Wakefield Trinity this season last week.

Now former Sky Sports commentator Eddie Hemmings has said he’s told that “serious questions” being asked of Rohan Smith.

“With Wakefield beating Leeds Rhinos there are now serious questions I’m told being asked,
probably not by Gary Hetherington at Headingley, but there are serious questions being asked about the coaching philosophy of Rohan Smith,” he said on The Last Tackle podcast.

“He’s got to be under pressure. Leeds don’t get to the halfway point in the season, usually, and be in the position they are now. They’re six points off the play-offs.”

However, Paul Sculthorpe believes it is the responsibility of the players: “How can you blame the coach when philosophies don’t change week in week out.

“But when you can turn in a performance like they did against Wigan and then turn in a performance like they did against Wakefield when it’s the same players. The players have got to take some responsibility.”