Gale happy to lead

Luke Gale says he has embraced his new leadership role with Leeds.
The halfback has enjoyed a fine start with his new club, taking the captaincy after Stevie Ward’s issues with concussions.
Gale believes his qualities have proved to be a perfect fit for the side, while the club itself has been perfect for him after his final two years at Castleford were plagued by injury.
“I came in and I knew they kind of lacked a dominant half and someone to lead a team,” said Gale.
“I took over the captaincy from Stevie, who was having some issues, Rich Agar asked me and he kind of left me with the job.
“I’m one of those players who is a dominant talker, a loudmouth so to speak. It’s just how I am, that sort of figure, so it fell into my lap, although not by choice.
“But I’m relishing the role. We’ve started great and I think one of my key attributes is leading a team. That might not be with Winston Churchill type speeches, but just by bossing lads on the field and I’m happy to play that part.”
Even so early on, Gale believes Leeds have what it takes to reach a Grand Final.
“Yes, definitely,” he insisted.
“It’s a difficult one, because nobody has found their form yet. It will be interesting to see where we all lie when we get back, but it’s been a fantastic start.”