Wakefield (40/1 Betfred Super League Grand Final outright) boss Chris Chester believes his side have “as good a chance as anybody” to win reach the playoffs this season.
Trinity controlled the game on Thursday more or less from start to finish, as the Rhinos looked a mere shadow of the side which had beaten Wigan the week before.
Trinity coach Chester believes it was vital for his side to put in a good performance to prove that last week’s loss to Huddersfield Giants, 100/1 to win the Grand Final, was a one off.
Chester said: “We’ve copped some criticism over the last seven days and rightly so because the performance last week wasn’t to the standards we’ve set ourselves.
“But we answered a few questions tonight. We scored some nice, fancy tries but the defence was the best I’ve seen it in a long time.
“We’ve shown with this performance tonight we’re not here to make the numbers up.
“We’ve got as good a chance as anybody competing for the top four. We need to take a lot of confidence from that result. We fancy our chances against anybody.”
Meanwhile under-fire Leeds coach Brian McDermott is looking for his side to bounce back next week when they play host to St Helens, 4/1 for the Grand Final, in what will be the last match in front of the iconic South Stand.
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