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Agar hails Rhinos’ effort in win at Wolves

Leeds held off a late rally from Warrington after having two men sin-binned to claim a fourth straight win in Super League. “It was a magnificent effort from our boys,” head coach Agar said

Last Updated: 05/07/21 11:23pm

Leeds' players celebrate their win over Warrington

Leeds’ players celebrate their win over Warrington

Richard Agar was delighted by the effort put in by his side after Leeds Rhinos recorded a 22-16 victory over Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The Rhinos built up a 22-6 lead early in the second half but had to survive a frantic rally from the Wolves as Josh Charnley claimed two late tries, while the visitors had both Liam Sutcliffe and Robert Lui in the sin-bin in the final 10 minutes.

Leeds scored three tries through Lui, Alex Mellor and Ash Handley, while Rhyse Martin kicked five goals from as many attempts.

Rhinos hold out to end Wolves’ winning run

Leeds survived having two men sin-binned inside the final 10 minutes to hold out for a 22-16 win away to Warrington.

“It was a magnificent effort from our boys,” Agar said. “We came to play and as the energy dropped out of the game it was like touch and pass in the second half and we were clinging on and had to hang on by our fingernails for dear life.

“But we hung on and came up with some great last-ditch efforts and only conceded with 11 men in the second half with a few minutes left on the clock, so it was a magnificent effort.

“It was an enormous task to come to Warrington on the back of a really tough schedule and the spirit we showed sticking in for each other was fantastic.

Leeds Rhinos coach Richard Agar said his side was 'clinging on' at the end, but did enough to claim victory over Warrington Wolves.

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Leeds Rhinos coach Richard Agar said his side was ‘clinging on’ at the end, but did enough to claim victory over Warrington Wolves.

Leeds Rhinos coach Richard Agar said his side was ‘clinging on’ at the end, but did enough to claim victory over Warrington Wolves.

“I thought in the first half we were magnificent, we tackled really well, and we just got away from that for 10 minutes and they ended up getting a soft try. We knew we were going to do it tough and when you throw in the two sin-bins as well, the spirit we showed was fantastic.”

The packed schedule continues for the Rhinos on Friday when they face another tough test against the high-flying Catalans Dragons at Emerald Headingley.

“We go again in four days’ time and I’m thinking: ‘how do we do it again?’,” Agar said. “The boys need mentally refreshing because after a good backs-to-the-wall effort like that, you could hear a pin drop in the dressing room.

Brad Dwyer gives his reaction after Leeds Rhinos beat Warrington Wolves 22-16

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Brad Dwyer gives his reaction after Leeds Rhinos beat Warrington Wolves 22-16

Brad Dwyer gives his reaction after Leeds Rhinos beat Warrington Wolves 22-16

“They are absolutely exhausted, and I’ve never heard a dressing room so quiet. But we will have a day off and go again later in the week to play the team at the top of the competition.”

Warrington coach Steve Price believed his side got what they deserved after their six-match Super League winning run came to an end.

“We came up with 19 errors and completed at 60 per cent and you don’t give yourself a chance to win the game when you deliver that,” Price said. “Our tackle control was not up to standard tonight and that performance was not acceptable.

Warrington Wolves coach Steve Price told Jenna Brooks it was a 'hugely disappointing night' after seeing his side lose to Leeds Rhinos

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Warrington Wolves coach Steve Price told Jenna Brooks it was a ‘hugely disappointing night’ after seeing his side lose to Leeds Rhinos

Warrington Wolves coach Steve Price told Jenna Brooks it was a ‘hugely disappointing night’ after seeing his side lose to Leeds Rhinos

“We were disappointing tonight from the first set when we made less than 30 metres and it has been one of our strengths.

“They dominated field position for the majority of the game and were clearly the better team, while we had one decent set in the first half when we scored a try, but we needed to be better.

“It’s individuals’ responsibility to control the football, be disciplined and to get the tackle control right, which are all effort areas and they did that better than us.”

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Leeds confirm Agar will remain at Rhinos in 2022

Leeds Rhinos confirm Richard Agar will continue as head coach for the 2022 season following speculation he could move to the NRL; chief executive Gary Hetherington says Agar will have “expanded responsibilities” next season

Last Updated: 03/07/21 4:45pm

Richard Agar is staying with Leeds

Richard Agar is staying with Leeds

Leeds have confirmed Richard Agar is set to continue as Rhinos head coach next season “with expanded responsibilities” following speculation about his future.

Agar has been linked with a move to the NRL while several Australian coaches had been touted as possible replacements for the 49-year-old at Leeds, including former Brisbane Broncos head coach Anthony Seibold.

However, Leeds have moved to clarify the situation regarding their coaching set-up for 2022 by releasing a statement in response to “inaccurate reports in the Australian media”.

Youngster Jack Broadbent bagged four tries for Leeds Rhinos in their 48-18 defeat of Leigh Centurions last Thursday

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Youngster Jack Broadbent bagged four tries for Leeds Rhinos in their 48-18 defeat of Leigh Centurions last Thursday

Youngster Jack Broadbent bagged four tries for Leeds Rhinos in their 48-18 defeat of Leigh Centurions last Thursday

Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington said: “Richard Agar will be with Leeds Rhinos in 2022 and for many years to come.

“From next season, the likelihood is that he will continue as head coach with expanded responsibilities.

“He has had discussions with Anthony Seibold and others who have expressed an interest in a coaching role with Leeds Rhinos but, contrary to reports in Australia, no offer has been made to anyone and we continue to explore our options.”

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Agar took charge of Leeds on an interim basis during the 2019 season and was named permanent Rhinos head coach on a rolling 12-month contract in September 2019.

The former Hull FC, Wakefield and France boss led Leeds to Challenge Cup success in 2020 and recently took charge of his 50th game as Rhinos head coach.

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