Priim: Leeds building a winning culture

Leeds Rhinos vice-captain Danika Priim has said the club’s winning culture is feeding into the Women’s team after they made it three wins from three on Wednesday night.

Two tries from Rhiannon Marshall and Suze Hill, along with singles from Sophie Robinson, Shannon Lacey and Caitlin Beevers helped the Rhinos to a 36-6 win at Featherstone Rovers in a re-arranged fixture.

A 100 percent record would be the perfect start for any club, let alone a team that has only been formed this year.

“We’ve worked really hard in pre-season and we’re starting to see the fruits of our labour,” said Priim, who saw her side lead 28-0 at the break.

“We didn’t perform as well as we wanted to against Wigan in the last game so to come out and put in the performance we did in the first half was great. There are things from the second half that we can work on, but on a Wednesday night after a full day at work we can’t complain with the result.

“Adam (Cuthbertson – coach) always apologises about using his own experiences in sessions, but that’s what we’re learning from and having that experience on the training park is awesome.

“When he doesn’t play well, and when he does, he brings that into training and we can see a lot of what we’re working on also on show in the men’s game.

“What’s working for them is clearly also working for us.”

Priim led the side out on Wednesday due to an ankle injury to captain Lois Forsell.

However proud Priim was with the honour, she’s hoping she won’t have to do it for too much longer.

“To be given the chance to captain the team tonight was incredible but we missed Lois and I don’t think her place can ever be filled,” added Priim.

“She should be back for our next game against St Helens as tonight was just a bit soon for her. But she’s been told she can be back in training on Tuesday and we can’t wait to have her back out on the pitch where she belongs.”