Richard Agar criticises refereeing standard as Zane Tetevano earns another yellow card

Leeds Rhinos managed to overcome Wigan Warriors 14-0 tonight, with Leeds head coach Richard Agar full of praise for his side.

Agar spoke in length about two pivotal sinbinnings in the first-half and the fact that his side were able to score with Zane Tetevano off the field.

“I was really happy, I had a good feeling coming into the game and I thought we did great,” Agar said.

“We had to overcome a fair bit of adversity in the first half with the sinbinnings – that was difficult to manage with some of the possession that went against us and some of the penalties.”

Agar was keen to brush aside claims that his Leeds side are ill-disciplined – and in particular Tetevano – after another two yellow cards.

“After last week he (Tetevano) was really committed to the tackle, and we asked for some clarification from the referees, obviously the match review didn’t pull him up on it and the referee agreed with us that he shouldn’t have been sinbinned.

“Tonight is that a sinbin? His feet were off the ground and where was the actual contact, is it high? yeah.

“Should it have been a sinbin? Probably not.

“Is my players discipline concerning me or is it how we are being refereed? – a bit of both.

“You’ve got to be very careful about what you say nowadays because there are a fair few big calls that have gone against us undeservedly.”

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