Leeds Rhinos: Devils match is a key four-pointer

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ENGLAND WINGER Ryan Hall reckons Leeds Rhinos are preparing for a four-pointer at Salford Red Devils on Sunday.

Salford knocked Rhinos out of second place in Betfred Super League, on points difference, when they beat Huddersfield Giants 36-20 yesterday.

Fifth-placed Wakefield Trinity are breathing down Rhinos’ necks, only two points adrift, after beating Warrington Wolves on Saturday.

“We and Salford are both in the top-four so it’s a massive game,” Hall said of Sunday’s clash. “We want to be there when the split comes so every game counts and every two points counts. We got two points off them at home early in the season and we want to do it again.”

Rhinos will cross the Pennines in confident mood following their under-strength team’s 24-22 win over St Helens

“Sometimes you need to lose a couple of your big players for your youngsters to step up,” reflected Hall, who made his 250th Super League appearance.

“Sometimes when your backs are against the wall you get the best out of everybody. I think that was the case against Saints and it was chalk and cheese compared to the week before against Castleford. We controlled the ball and played properly as a team.”

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