Leeds Rhinos: Clark relishing head-to-head with in-form Aiton

Daryl Clark.
Daryl Clark.
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MAN OF Steel Daryl Clark is relishing tonight’s head-to-head with Leeds Rhinos’ in-form hooker Paul Aiton.

Clark will be facing Rhinos for the first time since joining Warrington Wolves from hometown club Castleford Tigers last autumn and he reckons Aiton is one of the dangermen Warrington will need to get on top of if they are to end Leeds’ 100 per cent start to the season and join them on eight points.

“He has looked sharp, skipping across the line,” Clark said of Aiton, who has been playing the best rugby of his Leeds career.

“He seems to be doing quite well and taking them forward so we will have to shut him down if we want to get opportunities in the game.”

Clark identified his England team-mate Kallum Watkins as another player Warrington need to keep in check.

The centre was on top form in last week’s comeback win at Hull and has been among the try scorers in three of their games so far.

“He has been killing it this year, slicing teams up the middle, so we’ll have to keep an eye on him,” Clark said.

Of Leeds, he added: “They’re four from four, unbeaten and they’ve looked classy in all their games so far, especially last week against Hull.

“We know we are going to have to be on our top form to get anything from the game. We had a good win last week against Hull KR.

“We knew it was going to be tough and we were far from our best.

“But we got the two points and that’s what it’s all about.”