Leeds Rhinos are doing it tough in 2022.
With numerous injuries and suspensions, Rhinos head coach Richard Agar has a few selection headaches as the West Yorkshire side prepares for the arrival of the Catalans Dragons team tomorrow night.
One of those players who will be out for a number of weeks is Richie Myler, after the fullback suffered a bad leg injury.
“He’s had it repaired and the initial estimate is about ten weeks which could have been worse,” Agar said.
“It’s just the way in which he’s landed so looking at the incident he’s been lucky to escape further damage – he’s torn his adductor and we’re looking around ten weeks.”
Among other concerns are Harry Newman and David Fusitu’a whilst Rhyse Martin is expected to return next week from compassionate leave from Australia.
‘Obviously Rhyse Martin is going to be on his way back, whilst Fusitu’a unfortunately hasn’t fully recovered when he suffered that ‘perfect tackle’ against Warrington.
“He (Martin) should have plenty of time to prepare for that time, he’s been training whilst he’s away.
“He’s had a lot of travel and there will be an emotional effect.”
“Newman is still a week away but he needs more miles in his legs before we make him available.
“We thought Fusitu’a was going to be back this week but we don’t want to rush him back if he’s not quite right.”
Agar is keen to improve on last week’s defeat to Wigan Warriors.
“One thing we talked about last week we lacked line speed in our defence – we need to hold some blokes accountable for that.
“I think there’s room for improvement across the board, we had some poor individual performances.”