Agar happy to be in the six

Richard Agar is delighted resurgent Leeds have their play-off fate in their own hands.

But the canny coach has warned his players nothing has yet been resolved when it comes to extending the season beyond round 25 of Super League by clinching a top-six spot.

The Rhinos, who climbed from seventh to fifth by winning 14-0 at Wigan before Hull FC and Hull KR both suffered home defeats, have four matches to go.

The make-or-break run-in starts with a visit to Wakefield today (Monday), where Agar spent two-and-a-half years as coach between 2011 and 2014.

Leeds then have a Magic Weekend date with Hull on Saturday evening before a visit to defending champions St Helens and an Emerald Headingley meeting with Hull KR on successive Fridays.

The Wigan success was Leeds’ third consecutive win, and Agar said: “Our team has regained confidence in the last three or four weeks, we have had some good results and we can control our own destiny.

“But we have had a number of short turnarounds, so we have to be right on it, and there will be plenty of twists and turns still in terms of the table.”

Wakefield have won two out of three under the caretaker leadership of former Leeds player Willie Poching.

And Agar added: “Beating Warrington and Hull KR are great performances by them.

“We have seen many times over the years, it (the Mobile Rocket Stadium) can be a graveyard if you have a sloppy attitude.

“They aren’t the most salubrious surroundings, and I say that as someone who loved my time at Wakefield.

“But the place has an indomitable spirit about it. They have had some tough periods in the last 20 years but they always survive them and bounce back.”

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