Leeds Rhinos: We must build on Rovers victory – Hall

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ENGLAND WINGER Ryan Hall says Leeds Rhinos must build on their confidence-lifting win over Hull KR.

Leeds are back in action in three days’ time when in-form Castleford Tigers visit Headingley Carnegie for a crunch West Yorkshire derby.

Rhinos put some poor recent form behind them when they ran in five late tries to secure a 30-6 win over Hull KR on Friday night.

But Hall warned: “The thing with rugby is, doing it once is not good enough – you need to do it consistently.

“We have been good at that in recent years, stringing good performances together at the end of the year.

“We are at the run-in to the finals now and it is nice to get a good performance like that under our belt.

“Hopefully we can take it into this week’s game.

“We are really looking forward to it.

“It’s a top-of-the-table clash and a crucial game in everyone’s eyes and we are looking to come up with a similar sort of performance.”

Rhinos were boosted last week by the return from injury of Rob Burrow, Kevin Sinfield, Carl Ablett and Mitch Achurch.

More long-term casualties could be back on Thursday and Hall said: “It is good to get players back on the field.

“Rob is a big part of what we do and he showed that (last Friday).

“He is a special player and we have missed the direction Kev gives us as well.

“We certainly played for the full 80.

“Even though it took us a while to get on the scoreboard I think the damage we did when it was 0-0 paid off and that’s why we scored a few tries late on.”

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