Leeds Rhinos: Singleton in relaxed mood on prospect of final berth

Brad Singleton, far right.
Brad Singleton, far right.
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WHATEVER WILL be, will be.

That’s the attitude Brad Singleton is taking into what could be the biggest week of his Leeds Rhinos career.

The Cumbrian prop is in his fifth season as a first team squad member, but the 22-year-old is as yet to play in a major final.

That opportunity looms on Saturday, when Rhinos will face Hull KR in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup decider at Wembley.

Singleton has missed only two games all season, but the second of those was the semi-final win over St Helens and he is not taking his place in the Wembley 13 for granted.

“It’s a case of what will be, will be,” he insisted. “We are all one team here and we’re looking forward to it. We all play rugby to win things, finals are great things for the team and it is just an exciting time.”

Rhinos will go into the final on the back of six straight wins, including three after the semi-final.

A below-strength team came away from Hull with the points last Friday and Singleton said: “It was a tough one, it always is at Hull. We had to dig deep, because they always give it to us, but it was good to get the win, get that game over with and get on to Wembley.”

Meanwhile, Hull KR are understood to have completed the signing of Leeds second-rower Chris Clarkson, who is spending this season on loan at Widnes Vikings.

He is contracted to Rhinos next year, but has been told he can leave as he is not guaranteed regular first team rugby.