Leeds Rhinos legend furious with performance

Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Jones-Buchanan has been critical of his former club today.

The Rhinos are taking on Catalans Dragons and have found themselves conceding 50 points for the second time in a week.

They have conceded over 100 points in less than two games of rugby as they appear to be a million miles away from where they want to be.

Buchanan was not impressed. He said on Sky Sports: “Who wants to show some passion? Who wants to show some pride? People talk about wanting to be leaders, well this is your chance.

“It is not hard. Run hard and tackle hard and you will be in the contest.

“This wouldn’t have happened in my day, there was accountability.”

Leeds Rhinos went to Perpignan knowing that they needed a win to keep their play off hopes well and truly alive. To win they needed to repeat their success in France against the Dragons last year when they won at the Stade Gilbert Brutus twice to head towards Old Trafford.

The Rhinos got off to a poor start as Catalans Dragons carved them up down the blind side from deep.

Tom Johnstone was tackled on the touchline by a covering Ash Handley but the winger found an offload inside to Adam Keighran to score who converted.

The Dragons nearly added a second try when Mike McMeeken tried to power over but knocked on but eventually they would rack up the points with Ben Garcia powering over whilst another lovely move carved Leeds open down the edge with Sam Tomkins with the killer ball.

Tyrone May would notch the assist as Catalans made it 22-0 with a ball over the top for Tom Johnstone, still battling to be the league’s top try scorer.

Leeds thought they had a try when Jack Sinfield kicked and the ball hit Mitchell Pearce allowing him the chance to ground but Sam Tomkins got there first.

The Dragons would then extend their lead with another lovely move right which was finished by a diving finish for Tom Davies for his second try of the game.

At the start of the second half Mitchell Pearce was on hand to score after a probing run and offload.

The Dragons continued to storm ahead with further tries such as weaving run from Tom Johnstone as well as a deserved try for Matt Ikuvalu.