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“It looked like touch and pass” – Agar bemoans quality as lack of energy shows

Richard Agar’s Leeds side beat Warrington by the skin of their teeth, but he was happy with the two points – if the quality was lacking.

“We’ve had blokes playing four games in 10 days and that’s going to affect you, and then we lost a couple of players too,” Agar said.

“We knew energy wise and rotation wise we were going to do it tough, then throw in two sin-bins and you look and say “how did that happen?”

“I thought the first-half we were magnificent and I thought we looked to come and play but because the energy dropped out of the game it looked like touch and pass.

“We knew were clinging on for dear life with 12 men then 11 men which made it a little bit harder.

“Daryl Clark came into the game on the back of offloads and Blake Austin started to run at us.

“We only conceded with 11 men with a couple of minutes on the clock, so it was a magnificent effort from our boys.

“We were just doing it so tough energy wise.”

Agar did have high praise for those players playing four games in 10 days.

“Brad Dwyer was immense tonight; playing 80 minutes at hooker in the middle of the field is not easy and if you watch some of his cover tackles he typifies the spirit in our side.

“With Matt Prior I asked him how he feeling and he said he was “f**king gone” after 20 minutes – what he’s done for us and the way he led tonight was immense,

“Matty’s a pretty quiet laidback guy, but he leads by his actions.

“Kruise Leeming had a great night at halfback and he was just buzzing, whilst with Mikolaj Oledzki we had to give him a painkiller jab.

“We didn’t want to use him in the second-half but with ten minutes to go he said “look get me on.” – It was typical of the sort of attitude and spirit they played with tonight in what’s been a tough schedule.”

Leeds do have one injury worry though as Jack Broadbent limped off the field in the first-half.

“Jack Broadbent has his ankle in boot; he knew he was no good to go when he came off the field.”

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