London Broncos utility-back Ben Farrar believes the Broncos need more time to gel as a team after suffering another heavy defeat in Super League.
The Broncos were thrashed 54-6 last Friday by Leeds at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, recording their sixth loss of the season. The Rhinos rushed to a 34-0 half-time lead and piled on another 20 points in the second 40 minutes.
“It was a tough night,” Farrar admitted.
“It’s always a big occasion to playing there on a Friday night. It was an unfortunate scoreline in the end. We haven’t done the review yet but I’ve seen a little bit of the game and I think we can definitely take a few positives out of it. The second half was a lot better than the first. We’ll look into it in depth and have a good talk about it and see what we come up with.”
London have conceded 281 points and scored just 84 in its six Super League matches in 2014.
“Realistically we’re not going to win games if we’re letting in that many points, no matter how many we score,” he said.
“So to restrict the number of tries conceded is our top priority. We’re still obviously a new team, so we’re still trying to work out each other’s games. That will come with time, although we have to start pretty soon.”
The Rhinos’ game was Farrar’s fourth for the Broncos after arriving from Australia, and the former Manly and North Queensland outside back has already played in at a few different positions for London. On Friday night he played stand-off alongside his countryman Josh Drinkwater.
“He’s a really talented guy,” Farrar said.
“Hopefully we can put some good games together.”
The 27-year old said coach Tony Rea was disappointed with the Leeds scoreline.
“But it is early on in the season and there’s still a long way to go,” Farrar said.
London face another big challenge on Thursday night when Castleford Tigers travel to The Hive.
“They seem to be going particularly well,” Farrar said.
“I haven’t seen a lot of their games but they look like a pretty well-rounded team. They all play for each other, and that’s probably the biggest thing you can take from them I suppose. It should be a good game, and we’re looking forward to it.”