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Rohan Smith explains how Super League is different to Queensland Cup

Rohan Smith’s short time in charge of Leeds Rhinos has been a rollercoster.

He took them all the way to the Grand Final in 2022 after arriving with the club near the bottom of the league.

The Rhinos play some radical rugby that goes against convention and this has led to some dramatic wins such as against Catalans Dragons on Saturday as they battled back from 22-8 to win 32-22.

Speaking after the game, Smith explained how riding the highs and lows with people is different from his experiences in the Queensland Cup.

He said:

“I thought we played well in the first half, there was just a couple of awareness problems. It’s all good winning the short kick off and tapping it back but not if there’s no one there to clean up the scraps.

“The two last play runs I thought we should have been better there.

“The spirit and attitude at half time was good.

“I’m not used to riding the highs and lows of results, Queensland Cup you can just stay in your own little bubble. But at 22-8 that’s not reflective of the game at all, but most people watching it think that one team is dominating another.

“The scoreboard does matter, it’s very very important but process in that first half was pretty good in the most part.”

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