Exclusive: Zane Tetevano on Huddersfield Giants and the precaution he’s taking to avoid injury as Leeds Rhinos push for play-off rugby

Leeds Rhinos have clawed their way up to fifth spot in the table, something that looked impossible earlier this year as they faced the threat of relegation.

But now even a top four finish isn’t out of the question with Catalans losing again yesterday which leaves just three points between the Dragons and the Rhinos. However, Leeds’ priority will simply be to get in the play-offs and they’ll need a couple more wins between now and the end of the season to do that.

However, they’re set to face some real tests this week as they come up against third place Huddersfield on Wednesday after a short turnaround before doing the same ahead of a trip to Catalans.

Winning both would confirm Leeds’ place inside the top six due to the fact sixth and seventh place meet in Round 26 as Castleford host Salford but it’ll be easier said than done for Leeds to do so especially after a tough game against Warrington in which Leeds had to hold on till the very end.

After that victory, Zane Tetevano spoke to Serious About Rugby League about the threat Huddersfield pose on Wednesday believing them to be a tough side who will pose a real danger to the Rhinos.

“Yeah, we’ve got Huddersfield next week which will be a tough one. We’ve done the job tonight, we’ll rest up and get ready for Huddersfield. It sounds cliché but they’re a dangerous side.”

Tetevano also had ice strapped to his knee after the win over Warrington but Leeds fans need not worry as Tetevano explained it was precaution at this stage of the season as he didn’t want any injury to creep up on him: “It’s just a precaution, don’t want anything creeping up on me.”

This makes sense after such a long spell on the sidelines. The forward noted that he feels he just needs to stay on the field to continue to get back to his best as we’ve seen in the last two weeks as he even got a try in the win over Warrington.

He said: “I know how I can play, I just need to be on the field quite honestly.”

He also had his say on Leeds’ Grand Final hopes and Rohan Smith’s impact and you can read that here.

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