Senior braced for Wildcats challenge

Leeds centre Keith Senior says that the Champions will face a tough trip to Wakefield this Sunday as they look to bounce back from last week’s defeat to Castleford.

Senior was a try scorer last season when the Rhinos sneaked a dramatic 32-30 win at the Hearwell Stadium but the former Great Britain star admits things will be even tougher this time around.

He commented, “Wakefield are top of the table after two good wins. They were a quality side last season and they showed everyone how good they were by finishing in the play offs. They have strengthened during the close season and started the new campaign as they mean to go on so I am not surprised to see them up the top end of the table.”

The Rhinos lost 24-10 to Castleford in their opening home game last weekend and Senior admits that the set back has set up a vital game this Sunday as the Rhinos look to get back to winning ways and gain form ahead of the Gillette World Club Challenge against Melbourne at the end of the month.

He added, “It is up to us to turn our form round and get the win that we need at Wakefield so that we both have two wins on the board come Sunday evening.

“We were disappointed last Friday against Castleford but all credit to them. They played the conditions better than we did but hopefully we will have a faster track at Wakefield on Sunday and that will suit us better.

“We scraped a victory there last year by the skin of our teeth in a hard fought win for us. They have got a number of danger players who we will be need to nullify but most importantly we need to look after our own form and make sure that we put the lessons from last week into practise,” added Senior.

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