Leeds Rhinos are team to beat, says Shaun Wane

Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane believes that tonight’s opponents Leeds Rhinos are ‘perfect’ – or at least their performance last weekend was.

The Rhinos were superb in dumping St Helens out of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup with a resounding 32-12 victory at Headingley Carnegie last Saturday. That leaves them still on track for success on all fronts, and Wane believes that they are the team everyone should be trying to catch in the race for glory.

“They’re the team to beat,” Wane said.

“I thought what they did against St Helens was perfect. They were very energetic. They are a very good team, with good edges and obviously they’ve got Jamie Peacock playing out of his skin.

“They’ve got some great players and when you start naming them it’s quite scary but we can play as well. It’s one of the best atmospheres you can find, is Headingley, and we always seem to play well there.

“We admire what Leeds do but they do have deficiencies and we’re hoping to find them out.”

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