I didn’t really know what to think when I went to Headingley on Friday 13th, I suppose I was expecting to win, which was a bit naive but after we’ve been playing so well, I guess it feels like old times. I was to be surprised by just how good we were.
In the first half, our defence was brilliant; I think I counted 5 sets of 6 where we manage to stop them from scoring. It was brilliant, some awesome defence and we went in at half time 6-0 to the good. We were thinking that they surely should tire at some point.
In the second half it was still very close, both teams’ defences proving very tight. It wasn’t really until the 70th minute before the amount of work done in the 1st started to take its toll. Kevin Sinfield then took charge & we scored 3 tries to give us a 30-6 win, which flattered us slightly & didn’t really tell the tale of how good Catalan actually were. It looked like we came away with no real injuries, which this year is something to grateful of.
Being a Rhinos fan feels very good at the moment…let’s hope our challenge cup run continues at the weekend, a game that I unfortunately can’t go to. Warrington at home is next up for me, a game, which, after the hammering they gave Castleford this weekend should be very tasty indeed