Leeds Rhinos interim coach Richard Agar admitted his side had taken a step backwards from recent performances after suffering a 32-16 defeat at home in a crucial bottom of the table clash with Hull KR.
The Robins abruptly halted the Rhinos’ recent momentum and ran out into an early 14-0 which Leeds never really recovered from and Agar was left lamenting a drop off in quality both with and without the ball from his players.
“Our start was poor. Some traits we’ve been pretty good at recently were missing from our game. Our first 20 minutes hurt us and the first 10 minutes of the second were like a carbon copy,” he said.
“We were frantic in good ball and even when we started to get possession on their line we came up with early-play errors.
“We didn’t turn up when we needed to defensively and Not working together defensively really hurt us.”