Revealed: How Harry Newman feels after missed opportunity

A lot of the talk is currently centred on Harry Newman after a classic cup tie between Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos which ended 18-14.

Newman made a break at the end and had Richie Myler in support but Newman elected to dummy and got tackled.

That was Leeds’ last chance to steal it.

On this Leeds coach Rohan Smith said: “It is never down to one play in a game.

“You have to back the instincts of players. In the end the one in the first half turned out well and the second one didn’t.”

Asked if Newman has a selfish streak in him, Smith stood by his player:

“I think he made a decision. No one wants to win more than Harry. It never comes down to one moment, there were heaps 0f moments in the game where we could have done better and then maybe we wouldn’t have been in that situation.

“As I said earlier, Wigan executed some plays really well, they’re a good team and it was a good game.

“You have to go hard at it, and sometimes there will be disappointment there.”

Asked about how Newman feels after the incident, Smith said:

“There is a group of disappointment in there because they have not got what they came for in general.

“Harry is very disappointed himself but they are all equally disappointed about the result and not about any one incident.

“They put a lot of effort in there as a group and that is what sport is about. You get disappointed. Our execution maybe wasn’t on but the effort and intent was there.”

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