Wigan Warriors boss Matt Peet has interesting say on Leeds Rhinos squad

When Wigan and Leeds last met at the DW Stadium, Leeds looked in a bad way.

That came in Round Two as the Warriors laid down a real marker with Jai Field scoring a sublime hat-trick as the Cherry and Whites picked Leeds apart with considerable ease.

That was at the start of Leeds’ downward spiral which resulted in Richard Agar stepping aside and the appointment of Rohan Smith who took over with Leeds still worrying about relegation with just three wins to their name.

However, since Smith’s appointment they’ve won 12 out of 17 games and have made it to an unlikely semi-final where they again meet the Warriors.

Despite the fact Wigan finished three places above the Rhinos and 10 points ahead of them, Matt Peet knows that they’ll be a tough team to beat describing their squad as one of the best in Super League.

“It’s probably the Leeds we would all expect at the start of the year,” Peet said on Wigan TV, “I think most people had them in the top two or three at the start of the season and I was the same.

“I think their squad is right up there with anything in Super League. It took them a while to find their form, and now they have done they’re very dangerous. They’re buying into the philosophies and style Rohan has brought in.”

The last time they met, Leeds shocked Wigan with a 42-12 win at Headingley in a role reversal of the Round Two result.

Peet believes these results won’t mean anything for Friday and says Wigan will be focusing on themselves: “We haven’t spoken too much about the previous meeting or indeed their run. It’s all about who performs well on Friday. We’ll have a look at the last few games but as with all season we’ll concentrate on bringing the best of us and that’s what we’ll do on Friday night.

“We’ll come in confident as will Leeds. It should be a fantastic game.”

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