“Sometimes players are just diving” – Richard Agar criticises Salford’s tactics in Leeds win

Leeds may well have beaten Salford 38-16, but Richard Agar believed the visitors were following tactics which frustrated the Leeds boss.

Salford were shown two yellow cards for ill-discipline in the second-half and Agar felt that referee Ben Thaler was “hoodwinked” by a few incidents.

“I wasn’t too sure about the sinbin at the end and the penalty that came after the try was harsh, sometimes players are just diving and they tip themselves up,” Agar said.

“I thought Ben (Thaler) got hoodwinked with that and Richie Myler felt he had been taken out.

“We will look at the video and make a better judgement.”

Agar was, however, pleased with the energy of his side as well as the way in which is side adapted to losing another halfback.

“I thought we had a good energy about us in the first-half; I think the crowd played their part in that.

“I thought we really buzzed up well and got good shoulder contact and looked to play when we got the ball and we fed off the energy the crowd gave us.

“We lost Liam Sutcliffe so we’re having to chop and change during games too.

“Luke Briscoe did a wonderful job in the middle tonight, but I thought the opposition threw the ball around a bit in the second-half.

“The tries we let in were soft and we’ve still got some way to go discipline wise.”

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