Last night, Leeds Rhinos were condemned to a fifth defeat in six games by the Salford Red Devils.
The West Yorkshire club actually led for most of the game, but ran out of steam in the last quarter as they went down 26-12 to a Salford side who now have three wins to their name.
For captain Kruise Leeming – who actually played at halfback for the last ten minutes as Blake Austin was taken from the field – he and the rest of the players are still firmly behind head coach Richard Agar.
Agar cut a solemn figure at full-time as he spoke to Sky Sports pundit Jenna Brooks, but Leeming expressed his solidarity with the Leeds boss.
“The club backs him, we back him,” Leeming said in an emotional interview.
“You can’t turn away on your coach – this is where you need to galvanise them, you need your leaders at a time like this.
“It’s easy to be a leader when you’re winning, but we need to stand up and 100% we will stick by him.”
Leeds don’t have long to get back on the horse with a fixture against local rivals Castleford Tigers coming up in the Challenge Cup next Saturday.