Ex-Sky Sports pundit Eddie Hemmings believes Richard Agar stepped down at Leeds Rhinos for one major reason

When Richard Agar left Leeds Rhinos as head coach on Monday, the club had just one win from six games.

Agar himself was heavily dejected and stepped down from his role at the club citing that he thought he had taken them as far as he could.

For former Sky Sports pundit Eddie Hemmings, those comments told the story.

“I think you can read into his comments he gave at the start of this week that I think he lost the dressing room,” Hemmings said on the Last Tackle podcast.

“I don’t know how he’s lost it in six games but he has.

“I think he’s treated it with great dignity, he has walked before he was pushed.”

Hemmings also drew attention to the fact that Agar will take on another role at Headingley.

“If Rich is going to be the director of rugby presumably he will have a say in who takes the role at Leeds and after the last two years he will know what is going on in that dressing room.

“The players do need a new voice, but the big question is who will bring those new ideas?”

“Leeds have also never been off the television – every game we have seen them struggle with poor old Richard and Sean Long.

“We’ve all seen the pressure building like a pressure cooker and then the lid fell off.”

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