Leeds still have unfinished business

Leeds coach Brian McDermott says his side go in to the season with some unfinished business, despite ending the last campaign as Super League champions.

The Rhinos won Super League from fifth place, winning their final six games of the season, including play-off wins over Hull, Huddersfield and Warrington, and then of course the Grand Final defeat of St Helens.

But for much of the first half of last season, Leeds were off the pace and McDermott and his side are keen to erase those memories this campaign.

He told the club’s official website: “I think we’re in a unique position.

“I don’t know if too many teams since Super League started that are regarded as champions but feel that there is lots and lots of unfinished business because quite a number of our performances last year were below par.

“It doesn’t sit well with us that we weren’t the best team from round one right through to round 27. We finished off as the best team but if asked if we’re happy with how things panned out and I’d say no.

“We want to be the best team from round one, go right through and hopefully finish the best team. There is a fair amount of improvement needed.”

Leeds have won four of the last five Super League Grand Finals, and will take on Manly Sea Eagles in the Heinz Big Soup World Club Challenge at Headingley on Friday 17th February (8pm).

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