Betfred Super League Odds: Dwyer expecting Leeds response

Richard Agar Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos hooker Brad Dwyer says he and his team-mates have learned their lessons after a disappointing start to the campaign as they prepare to host Catalans Dragons in the Betfred Super League on Thursday night (Leeds 4/5, Draw 18/1, Catalans 11/10 – Match Betting).

The Rhinos are ninth in the table after the first two games of the 2022 campaign, with Richard Agar’s (pictured) side losing their opening two games to Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors.

Agar’s side have played their part in their own downfall, with discipline issues not helping their cause.

Dwyer’s yellow card in round one meant that he was suspended for last week’s defeat to Wigan, while James Bentley still has three games left of his suspension after his red card against the Wire.

Super League referees have adopted a no-tolerance towards late tackles and any contact with the head, but Dwyer says his team will not make the same mistakes again.

He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “With the way it is at the moment, we have got to be careful.

“We understand the reasons; it is just going to take some adapting and being squeaky clean.

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“It is just about adapting to that. It was a costly error for us, and hopefully, I’ve learned my lesson. I think across Super League, everyone will be learning that lesson pretty quick, with how strict they are being.

“If we do the things we can do and don’t have someone sent-off and someone sin-binned, we will be in with a shot of getting the points.”

Agar will be without half-back Richie Myler due to a shoulder injury, with the 31-year-old set to miss ten weeks of action.

Harry Newman is still a week away from fitness due to a hamstring injury, while David Fusitu’a has yet to prove his fitness.

Elsewhere in Super League, Wigan Warriors host Huddersfield Giants at 20:00 (Wigan 2/9, Draw 25/1, Huddersfield 18/5 – Match Betting).

Catalans are without Mickael Goudemand, Julian Bousquet, Dylan Napa and Gil Dudson as Steve McNamara’s men try to win their second game of the campaign.

The Cherry and Whites are looking to make it three wins out of three, and coach Matt Peet has named an unchanged 21-man squad.

Huddersfield coach Ian Watson needs to reshuffle his pack, with Danny Levi and Theo Fages both suspended.

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