Play-off chasing Leeds Rhinos Netball face a ‘big weekend’ at the Copperbox

LEEDS RHINOS Netball will continue their push for a Superleague play-off place when they take on Strathclyde Sirens tomorrow (2pm) and Wasps on Bank Holiday Monday (7.15pm) both at the Copperbox, London.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 5:55 am
IN-FORM: Donnell Wallam takes a shot for Leeds Rhinos. Picture: Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

The Rhinos made it six wins from their 12 games last Sunday when they produced arguably their most complete performance to date with a 63-48 victory over Saracens Mavericks with player-of-the-match Donnell Wallam putting in a superb shooting display.

Head coach Dan Ryan had nothing but praise for the Rhinos display against the Mavericks but knows the team faces a big weekend starting with the Sirens match tomorrow.

“Their work ethic on the court was phenomenal,” he said. “I’m so proud of each and every one of them.

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PROUD COACH: Leeds Rhinos Netball head coach Dan Ryan.

“We were a brand new team [at the start of the season] and we knew we had to learn a lot about ourselves and each other under pressure before we got to the point where we could win under pressure.

“It’s been a gradual process for us but there’s some wonderful talent in our team and what’s great about our group is that they play so well for each other.”

He added: “We’ve got a big weekend coming up with games against Sirens and Wasps, so we’ll see how we can keep progressing.”

Rhinos currently sit in sixth place in the Superleague table while Sirens are seventh.