Agar reeling from Rhinos loss
Richard Agar said to score 40 points against Leeds Rhinos in the Super League on Monday and still lose was "tough" on Wakefield.
Ben Cockayne, Tim Smith, Dean Collis, Ali Lauitiiti, Kyle Trout, Oliver Wilkes and Peter Fox - his 10th of the campaign - all crossed over for in-form Trinity at Headingley but the defending champions secured a 44-40 win thanks to the decisive kicking of record-breaker Kevin Sinfield, who scored 16 points with the boot. Agar's men made the short trip to take on their local rivals in a rearranged clash off the back of a three-match winning sequence but paid the price for a slow start. Agar felt his players did not get their rewards for a display of attacking enterprise and said Brian McDermott's Grand Final hopefuls had been the beneficiaries of Wakefield errors. He said: "To score 40 points at Headingley and not win is a tough one for us to take. "We made some uncharacteristic errors but I thought our offence was outstanding. And we played some very positive stuff with the ball. "We were very much the bearer of gifts, which converted into 18 points. The penalty was a dead-set joke. It was a terrible decision by the touch judge."