Leeds Rhinos forward Jamie Peacock insists that tonight’s opponents Huddersfield will arguably present the unbeaten Rhinos with their toughest test of Super League XX to date.
The two West Yorkshire sides have enjoyed contrasting starts to the season; whilst Leeds have won their two openers against Hull KR and Widnes, defeats to Hull FC and Wigan have left the Giants still looking for their first points of the campaign.
But despite their poor form at the beginning of the season, Peacock admits they will still be a huge hurdle to overcome.
“They will be the toughest test so far, without a doubt,” Peacock told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“They are a top-four side, they are openly ambitious and they are a side we can’t beat at the moment. That’s something we are looking to rectify this week.”
Huddersfield are undefeated in their last seven meetings with Leeds, having won six and drawn one. The Rhinos’ last victory against the Giants was a 34-28 away play-off success on 23 September, 2011.
The Giants have also won on their last four visits to Headingley, with the Rhinos’ last home win against Huddersfield coming 21-20 on 16 July, 2010.