Morley: A must win
Wolves' captain Adrian Morley is relishing the play-off series ahead following the experience of last season.
Last time out the Wolves were on the road in France securing a narrow victory in a hard fought contest.
"Conditions like that were a real leveller for both teams; it was a slugfest really. The way we hung in there and dug in for each other meant it was a real confidence boosting win; sometimes you just need to do what's necessary to get the win and I thought we did that. There was a really good feeling in the changing rooms after it. It was a job well done."
The Wolves enter the play-offs on the back of two away wins so are in form going into the final stages.
"They were against two teams in the top eight and both were victories away from home in bad conditions. Traditionally at this time of year and around the Grand Final it is not very nice weather so we'll have to learn to play in those conditions and we've performed very well over the last two weeks."
This Saturday Adrian and his teammates welcome Leeds Rhinos to The Halliwell Jones Stadium and are ready for the challenge ahead.
"They (Leeds) are the reigning champs. It's going to be tough but there have been some fantastic games between the two teams over recent years. The last game in particular was a real nail biter that we won by one point at home. They've got a few of their big players back but we are in a very healthy position injury-wise as well so it's all adding up to a cracking contest.
"Even though Leeds are the champions the experience we got last year in the play-off series and making the Grand Final is going to be invaluable; we can draw on that and hopefully it can be the incentive to go one better this year."
And on the Leeds player roster.
"It's hard to single any one person out as there are a number of threats in a number of positions. They are probably the form team and had a real confidence-boosting win at Wigan but we are confident at the moment too; we know their strengths, we know their weaknesses so we are going to execute well and hopefully that will be enough."
The winners from Saturday's game will book their place in the semi-finals with the losers getting another go next weekend but this second chance is not on the Wolves' radar.
"It is a must win. And I speak on behalf of Leeds too, they are not going into this game knowing they've got a second chance; neither are Wigan or Huddersfield. Last year we were in this position and unfortunately got beaten so we want to win come Saturday; there's no two ways about it."
Our captain also emphasises the importance of the supporters throughout the season and in big games like the one on the horizon.
"It's important that we get the support. They really do make a difference so hopefully they'll be there in big numbers on Saturday to cheer us on."
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12, Sep, 2013