The Rhinos coach knows that knock-out rugby often produces a faster, more intense sort of game, and that his team must be ready for it.
“The game will look different and it will be played at a different tempo, the ball will be in play for longer minutes than normal.
“There is a lot of pressure this week and it almost suits the way Saints are at the moment.
“They have a lot of strike but they are also able to grind out a win when they’re not particularly good.
“I think you can put us in that category for a number of weeks as well where we haven’t played that good but we’ve got the win but Saints are the masters of that this year.
“They find a way of winning and that’s an element that you’d like to have as a coach.
“You can’t really coach that either. There’s a bit of hunger and desire in there. I think they’re a very dangerous team.”