Jack Walker on why Richard Agar as Leeds Rhinos boss didn’t suit him

Jack Walker has been through it all as a rugby league player already, despite being just 22 years of age.

With a number of serious injuries in the past, Walker’s latest painful nightmare has been a hamstring issue, but he will back in the Leeds Rhinos side for next week’s fixture away at St Helens.

And, the wily playmaker is loving life under new Leeds boss Rohan Smith who is supportive of the way that Walker loves to play.

“The way Rohan wants me to play suits me,” Walker told The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

For Walker’s agent, Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK, it is a dream come true for the 22-year-old.

“He’s wanting you to run and use all the grass,” Harrison said.

“At Leeds you are expected to play rugby, offload and second phase, play what you see and the fans are expectant.”

Walker believes that the new style under Smith will benefit him a lot more than Smith’s predecessor Richard Agar and his way of playing.

“I don’t think I’ve had that (style) since 2017, that off the cuff play, play what you see.

“It suits my game, I love playing against a broken defence so it suits me – no disrespect to Agar but he liked structured play and that didn’t suit my style.”

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