Carly Bond

Wembley Worries

Well, today Leeds Rhinos travelled to London for the first of two trips in 8 days to face Harlequins RL in a game, that with 4th spot in our reach, was a must win.  Resting 3 forwards in Ryan Bailey, Jamie Peacock and Jamie Jones-Buchanan, it was always going to be difficult to call but I’m not sure anyone would have expected what happened.

I didn’t travel to watch the game and I only managed to listen to the second half on Yorkshire Radio and at that point we were already 20-0 down.  I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing, to be honest.  The commentator actually said “I haven’t seen a Leeds Performance as bad as this for a lot of years”.  Now, he either hasn’t been watching us this season, or we really were that bad.

From what I was hearing it seemed like our discipline was bad and our defence was even worse.  The final score being 32-22 was a flattering scoreline with 18 of our points scored in the last 6 minutes.  Leaving it too late again, the trick we were playing earlier on in the season.  This just isn’t good enough, one week before Wembley.  Especially when you see Wigan Warriors put 60 points past Bradford Bulls last night, they looked awesome.

I really hope it’s not the case but I, unfortunately,  fear the worst for next weekend. 🙁