Leeds need to find winning habit, says Hall

Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall knows that life isn’t going to get any easier during the hectic Easter period.

Any thoughts of the Rhinos stringing together victories after their opening win against Huddersfield were quickly scuppered following their comprehensive defeat at Wigan Warriors on Friday night.

With St Helens and league leaders Widnes on the horizon, Hall knows the Rhinos will need an upturn in form to ensure they don’t fall behind the leading pack.

“We’ve got a great set of fixtures coming up,” he said.

“Winning is a habit and once you don’t win it makes it harder. It’s part and parcel of the sport, but we know we’re capable of turning it around.

“There are some really hard games coming up for us and we’ve got to build a winning habit.”

First up are the in-form Saints, who produced their biggest win of the season on Friday night against Wakefield.

After dumping Saints out of both the Challenge Cup and the play-offs last year, Hall knows that redemption will be on the cards.

“St Helens at home is a tough game. The last time we played them we knocked them out of the running for the Grand Final, so I’m sure that will be fresh in their minds, so we won’t be taking them lightly.”

However, Hall believes that what happened last season will not have a big impact on the game.

“It may get mentioned early on in their week, but I also think there is a bigger picture about this year. They’ll want to make history,” he added.