Golding has Cas in his sights
Leeds Rhinos full-back Ashton Golding hasn't ruled out the prospect of running down Castleford Tigers at the top of the table.
The Rhinos beat Wigan Warriors on Friday night to make a winning start to the Super 8s, while the Tigers were beaten at home to St Helens a day earlier.
We are pushing and we want to keep Cas on their toes and maybe we can do something remarkable.Ashton Golding
It means the gap is down to just eight points with six games to play and, while Golding admits that Castleford remain favourites to seal top spot, he says Leeds are eager to keep the pressure on.
"Weirder things have happened in sport. That's our goal, we're not just trying to secure second," said Golding, who hailed the performance of the players in the victory against Wigan.
"We are pushing and we want to keep Cas on their toes and maybe we can do something remarkable.
"There were some hurting men out there and they put their bodies on the line and kept going. That's the real Leeds. We said we needed a response after the semi-final and what a way to respond."
The Rhinos return to Super League action on Thursday, when they travel to face Wakefield Trinity.
"We wanted to get a good start in the eights and get a bit of leeway between us and third-place and put a bit of pressure on Castleford," added Golding.
"We will train hard this week and be ready to go again at Wakefield on Thursday."
Leeds are 6/4 to win the Grand Final, with Cas priced at 8/15 and Wigan 500/1.
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