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Jamie Peacock’s brutally honest opinion of Harry Newman

With just minutes remaining Leeds Rhinos had a chance to keep their Challenge Cup dreams alive against Wigan Warriors.

They were trailing 18-14 late on in the game against holders Wigan Warriors but Leeds could still pinch it and looked like they might do when Harry Newman carved open the Warriors. Like he did in the first half, Newman elected to throw the dummy despite having Richie Myler in support he was tackled and that was Leeds’ last real chance.

Harry Newman is undoubtedly one of the most gifted and most excited players in Super League but perhaps he lets his emotions get the better of him some times. It is well documented that the centre had a bust up with Tom Holroyd recently and today he and Richie Myler had a bit of an argument after he didn’t pass to the fullback. It poses Rohan Smith with an interesting conundrum as he manages an undoubtedly world class star.

Now Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock has delivered his assessment on Newman admitting he has “a selfish streak” in him.

“When you get the ball in his hands, something will happen through his athletic ability, strength and that side step. But he’s got a petulant side to him and I think it hampers the team,” Peacock said on BBC.

“I also think at times he has a selfish streak in him which doesn’t inspire his team as much as he should do.

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