Leeds Rhinos star admits he was “surprised” by how good Hull KR signing was on Ireland duty as he says Ireland “underperformed”

Richie Myler is back with Leeds Rhinos after playing with Ireland in the Rugby League World Cup and speaking to the club’s YouTube channel he admitted that he felt Ireland “underperformed” in the tournament.

“It was good, I loved it, a good bunch of lads. We underperformed a bit with the Lebanon game. It was good to be in camp and I learnt how to drink a pint of Guinness properly so I loved it,” Myler said.

He was however impressed with some of Ireland’s players including Hull KR bound and former Huddersfield Giants winger Louis Senior:

“Yeah I was, there were some real stand out performers. Louis Senior especially, I roomed with him and played against him before, but he really surprised me. He was tremendous. There were some good players in that camp, I fully loved it.”

Another Irish player who impressed him was Leeds bound former Wigan Warriors and Leigh Leopards man James McDonnell:

“He’s a grafter, he’s a very hard worker. A no nonsense guy, he gets his head down. He impressed me in camp, I spoke to Rohan whilst I was in camp and said how impressed I was with how he trains and carries himself. The South Stand will look forward to watching him play.”

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