Hall focuses on on-field matters

12 August 2017 17:53:47 GMTPlus10

Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall says the players cannot afford to let themselves get distracted by off-field events as they aim to get their Super 8s campaign back on track.

The Rhinos are commemorating the final season of the famous South Stand before it is demolished and have planned a series of events to mark the occasion.

It is going to be a great game, it is two good sides.

Ryan Hall

But Hall, who was a part of the side that suffered a heavy defeat away at Wakefield Trinity on Thursday, says that the team's focus remains purely on the field.

Leeds return to Super 8s action on Friday, when they welcome St Helens at Headingley. Leeds areĀ 4/1 to win the Super League Grand Final, with St Helens 6/1.

"We have to focus solely on ourselves and getting our performance right. I am going to miss the South Stand, it has been there ever since I started playing, it has been a great fan base and I think the fans in there like the way I play, but we have to focus," said Hall, who compared the defeat to Wakefield to the embarrassing loss at Castleford Tigers near the beginning of the season.

"We conceded a lot more points at Castleford, but the game went exactly the same - we could not do anything, whatever we did went wrong. I don't think Wakefield were as clinical as Castleford were that day, but from that game we turned things around."

Saints were narrowly defeated at home to Hull FC last weekend, and Hall admits he is anticipating a close battle.

"It is going to be a great game, it is two good sides although this week threw the cat among the pigeons," said Hall.

"We didn't hold up our end of the bargain towards that fixture based on Thursday's performance. We have got to put that right."

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