Leeds Rhinos: Giants aim to starve Rhinos of possession to gain winning advantage

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HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS need to take lessons from their most recent encounter with Leeds Rhinos into tonight’s clash, coach Paul Anderson says.

Rhinos won 28-24 at Headingley Carnegie two months ago and Anderson said: “They’ve won some close games, which is credit to them.

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson

“We gave them 18 points start and still got within a score so we’ve got to be mindful of the things we did that day against them and make sure we show what we are capable of.”

Anderson reckons Giants, who are the only team to have conceded fewer than 200 points in Super League this term, are in better form now than when they travelled to Leeds in round three. He said: “There’s not really been a big mentality change in what we’re doing.

“We always take a few weeks to find our feet, but then we started to get going.

“Then we hit the skids for a few weeks, but we’ve got an opportunity to make sure we kick on now.

“We’ve come up with two hard-fought wins against two good teams. Catalans are no mugs and Hull are up there near where we are defensively, so to score 24 points is credit to our offence and our patience.

“I don’t think it was by any stretch of the imagination a perfect performance, but it was very professional, which is something we have to be.

“The one way you stop Leeds from scoring points is by keeping the ball. That’s what we’ve done the last two weeks.

“We’ve cut our errors from 17-20 to almost single figures. Those are the things that help us.”