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Agar on Leeds’ crazy victory yesterday

Leeds coach Richard Agar believed his side were running out of time before they clinched a stunning victory over Huddersfield which took them to the top of the Super League.

The Rhinos looked doomed to defeat in Game 2 of a double header at Headingley, which marked the return to the Super League as they trailed 26-6 after an hour and sent winger Ash Handley to the trash can.

But they fought back with three tries in five minutes despite being a short man and equalized the game thanks to Konrad Hurrell two minutes from the end of normal time to set up the position of skipper Luke Gale to snatch an unlikely 27-26 win with a 40-meter drop goal in the first overtime period.

“We felt Huddersfield come out and hit us in the mouth and we didn’t respond very well,” Agar said.

Richard Agar, Leeds Rhinos coach (Image: SW pix)

“They played very basic and kicked well and they gave us problems.

“I thought we had lost our temper and were way too sloppy with the ball. For 55, 60 minutes, we were severely beaten.

“However, it just shows what a little momentum can do.

“Personally, I didn’t think there was enough time to come back, but once you’ve posted two consecutive tries and hit a few scores it starts to create a bit of doubt among the opposition.

“I am delighted to take the victory. We have shown a lot of spirit.

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