Rhinos Head Coach Brian McClennan was philosophical after seeing his side lose only their third game of the season and said it may serve as a timely boost to his squad.
Rhinos Head Coach Brian McClennan was philosophical after seeing his side lose only their third game of the season and said it may serve as a timely boost to his squad. Leeds fought back from 12 points down with ten minutes remaining to set up a grandstand finish but it was to no avail. Speaking after the game McClennan said, "I thought the best team won and Quins deserved their win. I thought our first half was poor when we were guilty of not completing our sets and coughing up too much ball. I am sure it will be a kick in the pants for us and we need to regroup for the big challenge next Friday against Saints. "We have not being going well for two or three weeks but credit must go to Quins. They were able to pressurise us more than any other team. I think the scoreboard has been a fair reflection of our recent games and I thought it was again today. "They did the basics better than we did. You can dominate a team by being physical and at the moment it feels more like that we are the hunted rather than the hunters. We will learn from this and I am pretty happy that we are learning those lessons at this stage of the season. "Everyone is disappointed but there is a lot of constructive talk in the dressing room. We are already talking about what we need to do to improve. You can assess yourself with a lot of clarity and depth in a situation like this and a bit of adversity will do us good," added McClennan.