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Leeds Rhinos star seemingly furious at halftime whistle

Richie Myler

Leeds Rhinos are going to have to do it tough in the second half here at Headingley.

The Rhinos may lead 12-4 at the interval but you feel that they will inevitably end up up against it in the second stanza.

Why? Because they are down to 14 players for the rest of the game.

They lost Aidan Sezer early to a leg injury, believed to be his groin, and then in quick succession lost star Harry Newman and then Morgan Gannon both of whom were helped from the field with leg injuries.

Leeds though spent much of the first 40 minutes on top. They poked plenty of holes through the Saints and on his 300th appearance Richie Myler made sure Leeds turned the ball over in good places.

Their opening try from a Rhyse Martin break was sensational whilst Cameron Smith capitalised on a Saints error from a Myler kick to give Leeds the 12-4 lead.

But there was a feeling that Leeds wanted another try to hold onto with the Rhinos set to do it tough fitness wise in the second half.

That is perhaps why Myler was left very unhappy at the halftime whistle.

The Rhinos had a scrum and wanted it before the hooter but the scrum wasn’t formed in time with more seconds left on the stop clock than on the game clock meaning that there was no rush from Saints despite everyone being at the scrum.

When the whistle was blown Myler could be seen raising his hands questioning the call for halftime from Liam Moore and wanting the scrum.

He also seemed to have words with Moore.

He soon calmed down and left the field.

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