Rhinos to stick with coaching duo for 2020?

Reports suggest Leeds could be finally be about to make an announcement on their coaching plans for 2020.

Friday’s 48-8 win over Catalans has gone some way to guaranteeing the Rhinos’ Super League status for next season and now the club could reward the duo who have overseen the successful quest for safety.

Following Dave Furner’s sacking in May, Richard Agar was named interim head coach and has remained in charge for the full season.

He was joined last month by Featherstone boss Ryan Carr who was drafted in to be the Rhinos’ assistant coach on a part-time basis for the remainder of the campaign.

Since Carr’s arrival at Headingley, the eight-time Super League champions have won four of their last six matches to edge towards safety.

And according to League Weekly’s Dave Parker, their upturn in form hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Rhinos’ hierarchy who are considering placing the pair in permanent charge for next season.

Parker writes: “I am not adding two and two up to make five like everyone else where the new permanent Leeds Rhinos coach is coming from.

“But I am being told for definite to look no further than Richard Agar and Featherstone Rovers coach Ryan Carr who is assisting him.”

Leeds are currently eighth in Super League with four game to go. They are four points clear of bottom-placed London with a much-superior for and against differential.