DEFIANT Jamie Peacock insists Leeds Rhinos aren’t worrying about reclaiming top spot and maintained: “We just have to sort ourselves out.”
They looked to have lost the upper hand in the battle for the League Leaders’ Shield after last week’s defeat against Castleford Tigers saw St Helens knock them out of pole position.
However, Castleford doubled up by stunning Saints, too, with an epic 25-24 win on Thursday night meaning Rhinos will take control once more if they avoid defeat to Hull FC at Headingley tomorrow.
With just four rounds then remaining until the competition splits for the Super 8s, things are heating up.
But after just two league wins in seven outings, star prop Peacock admitted: “We aren’t concerning ourselves with whatever anyone else is doing.
“It was great for Cas the other night. They fully deserved the win, they have improved, are playing very well at the moment and it’s great to see for Yorkshire rugby.
“But we have to sort our own house out. When you start thinking about who beats who it’s no good.
“We have to get our form right. I’ll be honest, in the key areas against Cas we were on top apart from the actual scoreboard.
“In rugby league, if you finish in front with some KPIs (key performance indicators) then you generally win and we were in front in a lot against Cas.
“That shows we’re heading the right way and means there is no panic from us.
“We just have to keep improving, working hard and have the faith that we will get back to what we were doing earlier in the season.
“We know we’re not a million miles away and we’ll look to get there against Hull on Sunday.”