Leeds are “ordinary”, says former Wolves skipper

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By Total Rugby League August 5, 2014 10:00

Leeds are “ordinary”, says former Wolves skipper

Former Warrington captain Kevin Ashcroft doesn’t see anything stopping the Wolves crushing Leeds Rhinos and getting to Wembley in this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-final.

Ashcroft, who played at Wembley in 1971 and 1973, described the Rhinos as “very ordinary” and doesn’t give them any chance of stopping Warrington.

“Warrington will have the edge down the middle,’’ Ashcroft told the Manchester Evening News.

“That is where games are won and lost. This is also where Warrington must be dominant early on. I can see them getting on top and then playing the kind of rugby we know they are capable of playing. They certainly have the players to do that.

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‘‘Leeds’ strength is getting the ball out wide to their three-quarters. To some, this may look like panic rugby but this is how they play and this is when Leeds are at their most dangerous.

“Such tactics can be put to good effect but I just cannot see Warrington coming unstuck – especially with Wembley in touching distance.

‘‘Leeds are very ordinary in my view and they have certainly been up and down this season. Warrington are possibly much better and stronger as a team.’’

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