Leeds Rhinos head coach Richard Agar is refusing to allow Friday’s victory over Castleford Tigers to distract them from their endgame. Back-to-back victories over Catalans Dragons and Cas suggest Leeds might just have enough quality to drag themselves clear of relegation.
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Leeds were sitting comfortably with a 12-0 advantage after 55 minutes with Trent Merrin, and Jack Walker crossing, although they had to see out the game in a nervy fashion. A late double score from James Clare reduced the deficit and bring the home side back into the clash but ultimately they fell to an 18-10 defeat.
Rhinos now sit two points clear of basement duo London Broncos and Hull KR but Agar admits they still have plenty of work to do. “One game at a time,” Agar said. “We talked about 10 cup finals, we’ve had two and they are all important games, week by week. “We have got the talent and commitment. We just need to keep that together and all the other stuff takes care of itself.”