‘Everything went against us’ – Rohan Smith highlights penalty count and set restarts after defeat

Leeds Rhinos very nearly picked up what would have been one of their greatest ever wins last night.

The Rhinos were down to 14 players through injuries and lost James McDonnell to a red card.

However, they weren’t the only things Rohan Smith felt went against his side as he highlighted the penalty count and the set restarts as well.

Smith said: “St Helens are playing against a team that’s lost three players in the first, whatever that was, 20, 30 minutes.

“You know, I’m not sure what the penalty count was, the set restarts disappeared again, you know all of that stuff that was going against us or hard to to turn against, we certainly could have a lot of other teams would have been in a worse position than that and to go down at the back end of golden point.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the way that they applied themselves and you know, it’s spoke to them Before the game is going to take a lot to get a result tonight.”

Despite his pride, Smith was disappointed that the Rhinos couldn’t claim the win:

“I’m disappointed for the two points, that’s what we’ve come for, but I’m proud of the way we played.”

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