Leeds Rhinos Upset by St Helens in Heavy Defeat – Super League News

Leeds Rhinos Suffer Embarrassing Defeat Against Leaders St Helens

In a dismal outing for the Leeds Rhinos, the reigning Super League champions St Helens thumped them 40-10 at the Totally Wicked Stadium, sending the visiting supporters into a frenzy of discontent with head coach Rohan Smith.

The Rhinos had initially taken the lead through Ash Handley, trailing 12-6 at halftime thanks to a late first-half score from Mose Mbye. However, the second-half capitulation saw Daryl Clark and Jack Welsby extend St Helens’ advantage to 24-6 before the hour mark. A late consolation try from Luis Roberts did little to mask the embarrassment, as Sironen, Makinson, and Welsby further compounded the visitors’ misery.

“Smith should probably walk now,” with the sentiment that he has “lost the fans.”

This heavy defeat, the sixth in Super League for Leeds, has reignited calls from the fanbase for Rohan Smith’s dismissal. Despite remaining just two points outside the playoff spots, the nature of the team’s losses has eroded supporters’ confidence in the head coach.

As one of the most-liked comments on the club’s social media post read, “Smith should probably walk now,” with the sentiment that he has “lost the fans.” Others were more critical of the underperforming players, who were deemed “deflated and devoid of ideas” by former Super League official Richard Silverwood.

With challenging fixtures against Castleford, Hull FC, and London Broncos on the horizon, Leeds CEO Gary Hetherington faces a pivotal decision in whether to back his embattled head coach or heed the growing calls for a change in leadership.

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