Leeds Rhinos 'going great' says Wigan Warriors' Brad Singleton

Old boy Brad Singleton has warned Wigan Warriors need to be on their guard tonight, whatever team Leeds Rhinos put out at Emerald Headingley.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 12:00 pm

Rhinos have been struck by a series of early-season injuries and won only one of their three competitive games so far, while Wigan have a 100 per cent record, but Singleton reckons his old side are “going great”.

He said: “I know they haven’t got the result the last two weeks, but they are playing with confidence and it’s nice to see.

“The likes of Cameron Smith getting more game time, Mikolaj [Oledzki], Jack Broadbent, I think they are all holding their own and they are going really well.”

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Brad Singleton in action for Rhinos against Catalans Drtagons in June, 2019. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Singleton played 153 Super League games for Rhinos from 2011 to 2019.

He joined Toronto Wolfpack for the 2020 season and then moved to Wigan during the coronavirus shutdown, but didn’t feature for either team when they faced Leeds last year.

“Obviously, with the way the games have gone, I’ve played at Headingley a couple of times, but this will be my first time against Leeds,” he recalled.

“I had some incredible years at Leeds in a fantastic team and I enjoyed every minute of it, but I think it was the right move for both parties.

“I think the club was going in a direction and I felt like I needed the change as well.”

Twice a Grand Final champion with Rhinos - and a member of their 2015 treble-winning team - he also featured for Wigan when they lost to St Helens in last year’s title decider.

He reflected: “I know it all went downhill, but at the time Toronto was a great experience too.

“I didn’t manage to get over to Canada, but the club and the players were great. Then obviously I got an opportunity to come to this great club and again, the players and staff have been fantastic.”

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