Jordan Abdull reveals why Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer’s partnership isn’t working at Leeds Rhinos

The key to a great attacking team is to have two fully firing halfbacks.

St Helens have Jonny Lomax and Lewis Dodd, Wigan Warriors have Cade Cust and Tommy Leuluai whilst Catalans Dragons have Mitchell Pearce and Josh Drinkwater.

However, before the 2022 Super League season began, Leeds Rhinos were being tipped by many to finish in the top four with a possible tilt at the Grand Final.

Yet that couldn’t have been further from the truth so far, with just one win in six games consigning the Rhinos to the bottom three costing Richard Agar his job as head coach.

A lot of that disappointment has focused on the halfback partnership of Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer, which has looked disjointed so far in the opening six rounds of Super League – and Super League Show guest Jordan Abdull has revealed why.

“It almost looks like two alphas battling to see which one is taking control of the team and you can’t do that,” Abdull said on the Super League Show.

“You have to have one dominant one and one that brings something different, but hey look like they are trying to do the same thing and they are clashing a little bit.

“It’s a shame because they are two high profile signings that Leeds have made and when results aren’t going your way they are the two people in the firing line.

“I’m hoping they can rekindle their magic and work together because at the moment they are not doing what they need to.”

Leeds’ next game sees the West Yorkshire club take on Castleford in the Challenge Cup this weekend, hoping to stem the tide of poor form.

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