Leeds Confident Of Magic Performance

Super League Preview: Leeds Confident Of Magic Performance

2017-05-17
A preview of round 14 of Super League.

Leeds are 12/5 to beat Super League leaders Castleford at Magic Weekend but full-back Ashton Golding insists the Rhinos will take on the Tigers at their own game.

Castleford's 66-10 rout of Leeds in March was their record win over the Rhinos and their fifth in a row against their big city rivals. 

Leeds recovered impressively from that nightmare night at the Jungle and head to Newcastle for Sunday's rematch fourth in the table, only two points adrift of the Tigers.

"It's not a revenge game," Golding told therhinos.co.uk.

"We're not going out there to take a scalp. We're going out there to put in a performance that will truly reflect how we've been training and how we're doing.

"If we do that we'll give ourselves a really good chance of taking the two points to sit pretty at the top of the table if results go our way.

"We're not going into it without a game plan to neutralise the threats they possess but we're going into it with some good form and are not going there to stop Castleford. We're going there to play some rugby and put some points on the board ourselves.

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"We want to win. It's a local derby and anything can happen."

Castleford are 9/25 to inflict more misery on Brian McDermott's side and 9/10 to overcome their 8.5-point handicap.

In Saturday's headline match, Wigan face Warrington in a repeat of last season's Grand Final.

Wigan lifted the Super League trophy at Old Trafford after a 12-6 victory and they are 43/50 to come out on top at St James' Park, with Warrington 27/25.

Wakefield are a good bet to overcome their 6.5-point handicap at 9/10 against bottom side Widnes (37/20 to win) in the opener while St Helens should cover their 8.5-point start at 9/10 when they take on Hull (9/25).

Huddersfield will kick off Sunday's action by beating Catalans (69/100) with a 3.5-point start at 9/10 and high-flying Salford will have no problem seeing off their 7.5-point handicap at 17/20 against Leigh (43/20).