Rohan Smith left disappointed by “the few people” who let the game down after “dealing with very angry St Helens fans”

There were some massive calls made in the build up to Leeds Rhinos’ famous win over St Helens.

At 24-all, Saints forced a drop out and Sam Walters hit Matty Lees with a thunderous challenge.

Jack Welsby then started a pushing match feeling that the tackle was illegal and replays suggested it could have been a shoulder charge.

Later Konrad Hurrell was sent off for a late hit on Richie Myler which connected with his jaw.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Jon Wilkin suggested that Myler contributed to the sending off by staying down with Wilkin saying “he’s not daft.”

This all created a hostile atmosphere at fulltime as Blake Austin’s winning drop goal.

It led to a scene where Rohan Smith was left dealing with angry gesticulating St Helens fans who had come to the sideline to let their feelings be known as Jenna Brooks interview Man of the Match Aidan Sezer.

Brian Carney described the situation:

“Rohan Smith standing near by and dealing with some very angry, gesticulating St Helens fans. What problem they have with Rohan Smith I don’t know.

“The coolest man in the Totally Wicked Stadium.”

Carney would later ask “angry at what? The defeat, the performance, some decisions?”

Speaking to Jenna Brooks about the incident, Smith reassured viewers that he was alright but was left disappointed by the few fans who spoilt the game in his opinion.

He said:

“Yeah I’m fine.

“It was a great win, St Helens are a great club, I feel we got them at the right time energyy wise, but I won’t take anything away from our guys.

“They are a quality club, they represented our competition so well in Australia. It is a shame that a few people can’t just celebrate the great game that it was I guess.”

A similar incident happened to Man of the Match Aidan Sezer.

Speaking as the boos drowned out the Sezer interview, Brooks said:

“I can tell you that I am witnessing something I have never witnessed in my career, there are a number of St Helens fans who have actually come down to the touchline, they are booing this player of the match and Aidan Sezer is dealing with it very well.”

Then Sezer joked: “They’re giving it to me.”

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