Leeds Rhinos: Negatives as important as positives for confident Hall

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ENGLAND WINGER Ryan Hall says Leeds Rhinos can take confidence from the fact they are winning while not playing at their best.

Rhinos will take a 100 per cent record into Thursday’s First Utility Super League fixture at Hull FC, following their victories over Hull Kingston Rovers, Widnes Vikings and Huddersfield Giants.

They showed their best and worst sides against Giants four days ago, racing into an 18-0 lead and then going 24-22 down, before snatching a 28-24 victory through Paul Aiton’s late try.

Hall said: “Friday was a really good hit out and it’s good for us that we’re not performing at our best yet, but we’re still producing wins. We are looking at the positive side of that, but there’s still some juicy stuff to get our teeth into at training.

“After three games the table hasn’t settled down yet, so it’s hard to say how we are going.

“But one thing is, we have conceded a lot more points than we were doing at this time last year, but we’ve scored a lot more as well.

“That’s encouraging, because we have focused a lot on that.”

The result last week ended the stranglehold Giants have had over Rhinos in recent seasons.

Hall said: “We hadn’t beaten them in seven games before Friday.

“Especially being at home, it was good to give something back to the fans.”

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