Leeds Rhinos’ Australian hooker Beau Falloon admits he’s never experienced anything quite like Super League’s Easter schedule.
The Rhinos are preparing for three games in nine days, starting with a game against out of form Castleford on Thursday evening.
Falloon, who made his Headingley debut in victory over St Helens on Friday night, is enjoying his stint in Super League, but conceded that the upcoming schedule is unlike anything he has ever come across in his time in the NRL.
“I was actually sat at home looking at our schedule last night and it’s nothing like I’ve seen before. It’s all new to me but I’m really looking forward to it.
“I can’t wait really, I’ve missed quite a few games at the start of the year and the more games I get under the belt the better for me.”
One perk of the Easter schedule is the ability to shoot up the table in a short period of time, with three games in quick succession meaning a lot of points are up for grabs.
With Leeds currently occupying ninth place in the league and four points of the top four, the Rhinos could significantly cut that gap in the next fortnight.
After victory over St Helens, Falloon believes the team are in a great position to go on an unbeaten run.
“We worked really hard last week to get those two points,” he said.
“We’ll be doing the same again this week. We’ve got a lot of big games coming up but we can’t get ahead of ourselves. We’ve got an important game with Castleford on Thursday and we need to put our best foot forward for that.”
Falloon has now made two competitive appearances for the Rhinos after recovering from a toe injury, but he insists there’s plenty more to come from him yet.
“There are more improvements for me to make. I’m still learning and improving my game and I’ll be doing that for the rest of the year.”