The Easter period well and truly behind us for another season as teams have finally completed the schedule of three matches in just a week or over.
Round nine certainly delivered some surprises and historic occurrences plus sees a certain county still down as cannon fodder. We look at the five thing we learnt from week nine and how crucial they may be for the remainder of 2016
Rather than continue their rampant resilience, the Leeds Rhinos are enduring a miserable season as their latest 30-10 defeat at home to Hull Kingston Rovers leaves them rooted to 11th.
Terry Campese and Shaun returned for KR, but it was the latter who starred, scoring two tries.
Kieran Dixon, Ben Cockayne, Mitch Allgood and Robbie Mulhern added further efforts, with Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Carl Ablett scoring consolation efforts for Leeds.
The Rhinos are on the run from their opposition as they just can’t generate any sort of form.
They have attained wins against Huddersfield and St Helens thus far in 2016 but are becoming one of the competition’s cannon fodder should this continue.
Kevin Sinfield and Jamie Peacock may have retired, but Leeds have a talented squad on paper but aren’t putting in the performances.
Should changes take place at Leeds? This could occur somewhat soon as Gary Hetherington won’t mess about as he will be itching to oversee this problem fixed but for now, Leeds continue to search for top form.
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