Leeds Rhinos interim head coach Richard Agar was delighted with the response his side produced after the sending off of one of their stars in the second half of their win over Catalans last night.

Prop forward Brad Singleton was given his marching orders for a high tackle on Sam Kasiano while the game was still in the balance, but the Rhinos lifted on the back of a vocal crowd to score five tries without reply to secure a 48-8 win over the French side.

“The send-off galvanised us, everyone dug in,” he said.

“It is encouraging. Errors have been a problem for us all year, but we have conceded one try in two games and there were some big efforts after we were down to 12 men.

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“When we were down to 12 men I thought the crowd really helped equalise those numbers.”