Last night Leeds Rhinos came up short against Hull KR after an impressive win over Catalans Dragons last week and it was a come down that sums up the inconsistency that plagues this Leeds side.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Jon Wilkin’s previous comments about Leeds not being in the top four Super League clubs were brought up and Wilkin staunchly defended them.
“Can I contextualise those comments, when I said that that was based on the last two seasons when Leeds finished fifth.
“I got criticised by Leeds fans for making those comments and that is fair cop but they had finished fifth three years on the run.
“They are a big club and limped into the play-offs last year. Those comments are based on the reality of where Leeds are at.”
He went on to say:
“I said fourth, fifth or sixth is a good result for Leeds, even after this start to the season.
“The history of the last 24 months I am telling you that Leeds aren’t in the top four clubs in Super League.
“I would be happy for them to prove me wrong, I think they’re an amazing club and have a rich history with success.
“I look at that club in awe but on the field they’re not where they want to be.”