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Rohan Smith calls for mindset change from media and fans

Last night Leeds Rhinos produced one of the biggest shock results you are ever likely to see.

Written off before the game, the Rhinos’ chances looked remote when they trailed in the first half and had a man sent off but an amazing second half saw them turn a 14-6 deficit into a 40-18 win.

This is another example of the strange season we are having.

As Leeds boss Rohan Smith spoke about the close games and the upsets, he called for a change in mindset from the media and fans:

“Instead of looking at the ladder and then predicting the result before the game, instead enjoy the game and then look at the ladder on the way home.”

He also spoke about the game and a strange turnaround:

“Our first halves haven’t been too flash, there was a chain of events at the end of that first half that you couldn’t imagine that happened back to back in the first half but we regrouped at halftime and came out with a good energy in the second half.

“There is no lack of belief and that has just been confirmed more than anything.

“I was pretty calm at halftime, we talked about generating a bit more momentum with our carries and the need to keep working for each other.”

He also gave his assessment on where his side currently are:

“Confident but not content with the inconsistencies in our performance. Sometimes we are way off. Not comfortable but confident in the ability in the group.

“It is unrealistic to think we will play red hot all the time what we have struggled with is finding big enough chunks to.

“I don’t ride the highs to much and I don’t let the lows get to me, like when Zane got sent off, I haven’t seen all the angles by the way, but I didn’t overreact.”

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