Leeds Rhinos: Departing stars looking to end time at Dragons with winning feeling

Catalans' Benjamin Garcia.
Catalans' Benjamin Garcia.
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DEPARTING forward Benjamin Garcia says Catalans Dragons will give their all when they face Leeds Rhinos in Perpignan today.

Rhinos are the team with everything to play for on the First Utility Super-8s table, but Garcia insisted Catalans aren’t willing to give them an easy afternoon.

It is Dragons’ final home game of the season and Garcia, who will join Penrith Panthers in 2016, stressed: “A number of us will be playing our final games at Stade Gilbert Brutus and we all want to go out in front of our home fans with a win.”

Garcia is hoping for a recall after injury and believes Catalans can avenge the 38-22 home loss to Rhinos in March.

“Leeds are a good team full of great players,” he said.

“You can look across the team and there is not a weakness in there.

“It is good to test yourself against them and try to come out on top against the players they have playing for them.

“Players like Kevin Sinfield and Jamie Peacock are legends in the game and they are still playing at the top of their game, even though they are leaving Leeds at the end of the season.

“They have to be respected because we all saw how good they were at Wembley two weeks ago, but on our own field in Perpignan we are always confident we can get a win.

“Leeds beat us early in the season in Perpignan and we hope to get the win this time.”

Rhinos fans not making the trip to the south of France can buy copy of the official match day programme direct from the publishers in the UK by e-mailing natasha@ranpublishing.com.

The cost is £3, plus postage and packing.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan.

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