Peacock wants better start

Leeds forward Jamie Peacock has admitted that Leeds need to start better in this year’s Super League if they are to retain the title.

Leeds started the season poorly in 2011 and suffered defeat to the likes Harlequins and Hull KR in the opening rounds. After a poor start to the season, the Rhinos were in real danger of missing the play offs and some fans believed new coach Brian McClennan should get the sack.

Peacock stated that the team aim to improve on their poor start and that although the club managed to win the Super League Grand Final, he was still disappointed with where they finished in the table. 

He said: “It’s the goal of the team to start the season better. We need to start the season well anyway but we must get a better start than last year.”

“The club needs to be finishing in the top four and last year we didn’t achieve that. I’d put that down to the way we started the season and we must do better this year.”

“Playing rugby league or any professional sport is about winning trophies and that has to be the main aim for the team.”

He also stated that he is looking forward to next month’s World Club Challenge and wants to get revenge on the Manly Sea Eagles who defeated Leeds in the World Club Challenge back in 2009.

“Yeah we are looking forward to it; they got us last time so we are going out there to win.” 

“They’ve had a bit of turmoil recently but they are a very good team with some exceptional players so I’m sure they will turn up wanting to win.”

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