Rhinos getting better - Furner
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.”
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