It is too early to get excited by Leeds Rhinos’ impressive form, veteran prop Kylie Leuluai has warned.
Rhinos are sitting top of First Utility Super League after 12 rounds and through to the quarter-final of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup.
They have won 12 of their 14 competitive games this year – with a draw and one defeat – and are on a seven-match winning run.
But Leuluai stressed that is no guarantee they will be there when the trophies are handed out in August and October.
“It is still early,” he said. “It is good playing this well at the start of the season, but we need to continue it.
“Usually we do it the other way around, so we will see. The business end of the year is the back end.
“If we can continue to tick off these games and play like we have been doing, hopefully we will come right at the end of the year too.
“Hopefully we can carry on, but we aren’t getting carried away.
“We are winning games, but it is still too early.”
Rhinos take on Wigan Warriors for the second time in three games in the final match of Saturday’s opening day at the Magic Weekend in Manchester.
But Leuluai said they will certainly need to be better than they were against Castleford Tigers in last Thursday’s 22-14 win.
“In the first half we weren’t too good,” he said.
“We let them get on the front foot with defensive lapses and us forwards weren’t setting the backs up for a good kicking game. We rectified that in the second half, but we can get better – like every team.
“There is always room for improvement.
“Personally there are areas I need to get better in and it’s the same for everyone else.”
Leuluai added: “There are no easy games. We will enjoy a few days’ rest and then we want to go out there and play well again.”