X

Tuesday 19
March

Rugby League

Rhinos getting better - Furner

25th February 2019, 14:38 by Nick Harris

Leeds Rhinos are improving fast according to coach Dave Furner, who was pleased with his side's display in their defeat to St Helens.

The Rhinos can consider themselves unlucky to have lost out at the Totally Wicked Stadium and had a few decision gone their way they may have come away with the points from St Helens.

Furner knows they are a far better side than they were in round one of the Super League and they are improving quickly.

He told the Yorkshire Post: "Leeds Rhinos fans should be very proud of that team. I was proud of a lot of areas in our game but there just certain lapses which we can’t afford to do. One to 17 went out and played for each other which was good to see.

The Rhinos will be looking forward to finally getting a home game at an almost finished Headingley on Friday when they take on Wakefield Trinity.

“The stadium is not complete yet, but it is a tremendous stadium,” Furner added.

“We knew we were going to be away from home for the first four weeks, so we knew what we were in for. I wanted to see what sort of mettle this team has got, individually and collectively.

“We have come up against two Grand Finalists and the league leaders so far, which has given me a really good chance to assess what we’ve got.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

More Rugby League

Rugby League

Wigan eager to speak to Edwards

18th March 2019, 16:47

Wigan have revealed they are hoping to seek clarification from Shaun Edwards, who said he is yet to sign a deal with the club.

Rugby League

Wakefield prop gets new deal

18th March 2019, 10:07

Wakefield Trinity prop and former Wales captain Craig Kopczak has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

Rugby League

KR suffer more injury blows

17th March 2019, 19:21

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens admits Kane Linnett and Mitch Garbutt may miss next week after suffering injuries in the loss to Catalans.

Rugby League

Wigan set to lose next boss

17th March 2019, 14:35

Shaun Edwards has revealed he doesn't know where his next job will be despite agreeing a move to the Wigan Warriors.

Rugby League

Johnstone suffers ACL heartbreak

17th March 2019, 11:25

Wakefield Trinity winger Tom Johnstone has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury.

Rugby League

Warrington defeat the turning point - Lam

16th March 2019, 12:34

Wigan coach Adrian Lam believes Friday's 25-12 loss to Warrington in the Super League could be the turning point in their season.

Recent Sport Headlines

Formula 1

Wolff feels Bottas put in best drive on Sunday

18th March 2019, 19:22

Mercedes chief Toto Wolff feels Valtteri Bottas winning the Australian Grand Prix was the best performance of his career.

Cricket

Olivier fine with Tykes decision

18th March 2019, 19:16

Fast bowler Duanne Olivier has backed his decision to play for Yorkshire and give up the opportunity of representing South Africa.

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino happy at Tottenham

18th March 2019, 18:54

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino claims he is happy at the club but he admits he does not think "very long term" over his future.

Cricket

Warwickshire suffer Bell blow

18th March 2019, 18:54

Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell is set to miss the start of the Championship season after the veteran had surgery on his toe.

Burnley

Dyche demands more ahead of final seven games

18th March 2019, 18:53

Burnley coach Sean Dyche admits his team cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves ahead of a huge final seven matches.

Arsenal

Monchi pleased with Arsenal's interest

18th March 2019, 18:36

Monchi has thanked Arsenal for their interest in his services but he admits he has returned 'home' after returning to Sevilla.

Chelsea

Blues winger gets England call

18th March 2019, 18:27

At the age of just 18, Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi has been called up to the senior England squad for the first time.

Cardiff City

Cardiff set for tough final few weeks

18th March 2019, 18:26

Cardiff City are still yet to hear about rearranged Premier League games in April that could decide their fate this season.