Leeds won’t rush into the market following defeat

Leeds will not rush into the market following the club’s defeat to Hull FC on Sunday.

The Rhinos were out powered for spells down the middle, which is where head coach Richard Agar has openly admitted he is keen to strengthen.

Ava Seumanufagai missed the match through injury, but despite that and the result Agar was in a reflective mood at the end of the game.

“The knee-jerk reaction is to go out and get a middle, but as we’ve said all along we want to get the right bloke,” he said.

“A middle is something we want to add to the club, that’s for sure, but there will be no knee-jerk reaction. We got beaten and we got well beaten, but we still believe in what we’re doing. We’ll look at it pragmatically and see where we can get better next week.”

Konrad Hurrell didn’t return after suffering a concussion in the first half and Agar said: “He’s a bit dusty. He had an injury to his ear really early doors and then got a head knock. The disruption didn’t help our bench energy-wise.

“We also lost Stevie Ward, who had a fairly deep gash to his cheek that took a fair amount of stitching. But we were beaten by a bigger and better team on the night.”