Luke Gale has spoken out for the first time since being dropped by head coach Richard Agar.
In the Yorkshire Evening Post, Gale stated that he had been “unprofessional” during a team meeting, but that he is determined to put it all behind him.
“There was a bit of a disagreement between me and Rich Agar in a team meeting,” Gale said.
“The meeting ended fine and then we had a field session after it.
“I didn’t feel I was in a position mentally to go out and do that session, so I didn’t train.”
The halfback helped Leeds win the Challenge Cup last season, but added that he apologised to everyone concerned at the club.
“I left and I apologise for that.
“I have spoken to the boys as a group, I have said I am sorry and admitted I let them down by leaving training, which is an unprofessional thing to do.
Gale has since been recalled by Agar and could play for the Rhinos in their fixture against Hull FC on Thursday night.