King keen to cement top eight spot

George King is relishing Warrington’s visit to Leeds on Friday as the battle to reach the Super 8s hots up.

Last week’s 24-24 draw with Wigan at Magic Weekend left the Wolves eighth in the table, six points behind fourth-placed Leeds.

King admits the Rhinos game will be a tough battle, but he believes Warrington can come out on top.

“They’ve shown really good glimpses – they’ve got really big threats all over the field,” said King. “Their outside-backs are international class and the forwards do a really good job for them as well.

“They’ve got a really good off-load game off the cuff and if we’re not ready or not willing to defend our sets we’ll find out on Friday how good they are.

“We’ve got to really turn up in front of a packed house at Headingley. It’s going to be really electric, so we’ve got to be ready.”

Warrington are eager to secure their place in the top eight to give themselves a chance of reaching their fourth Grand Final in six years.

King says the format makes for some exciting games at this time of year.

“That’s what makes the Super 8s a really good concept – every game matters. We’re starting to pick up form and starting to put some wins together.

“I know we drew against Wigan, but before that we had a good win and there’s not much between eighth and second or third.

“We’re striving to be in there, so we’ve got to really get those two points this week that’s for sure.”

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