Jamie Jones-Buchanan believes that “all the answers are here” at Leeds Rhinos after acknowledging “horrendous” situation

Yesterday showed just how far Leeds are from the lofty standards St Helens are setting.

Once the dominant force in Super League, the Rhinos were second best last night as they lost 26-0 in a game no one expected them to win. The defeat leaves them 11th in the league with just one win to their name and it is of course a worrying situation for Leeds fans looking on.

After the match, interim boss Jamie Jones-Buchanan acknowledged that such a defeat is “never ever going to be good enough for Leeds Rhinos” but felt that “all the answers” were already at the club moving forward as he looks to build an atmosphere capable of guiding Leeds back to success.

“I’ve already acknowledged the gravity of the situation,” Buchanan said after the game, “It’s horrendous. But I know what this group can do in half a season, a quarter of a season. We’re not going to set ourselves on fire yet. I think it’s important that we don’t panic and we hold our nerve. There’s loads that we need to fix up.

“I’m fed up talking about culture. Culture is all about the people who occupy the building, the building itself is almost irrelevant. What we need to do is start compounding some behaviours that Morgan Gannon and some of those young blokes can hold and preserve and in five or six years time they’ll be having those dynasties where they’re competing in finals.

“We’ve got every resource that we need in this building, all the answers are in here we just need to pick them out and get the boys to believe and buy into it.”

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