Paul Cullen Rhinos PreviewWHAT DID YOU TAKE FROM THE OPENING ROUND WIN AT HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS?I was delighted with the way we responded to adversity, just as I was in the Cup defeat against Bradford. At Huddersfield we lost Nick Fozzard and Darren Burns, two key impact players, very early on yet were only broken by a kick and chase game. That was a very pleasing aspect. It was crucial for both clubs to take two points from that. Huddersfield were absolutely desperate in the second half and that has now cost them dear with two suspensions. We knew they'd targeted a win against us, considering how we finished last season, so I was delighted to come away with them.LEEDS HAVE MADE A FLYING START TO THE SEASON. HOW DO YOU SEE THEM GOING THIS TIME AROUND?I see them as a very determined outfit - they proved that with their actions in the off season. Sacking six players of great experience, some full and proven internationals, because they were unhappy with last year's finishing position, indicates the ambition of the club. Six of their players were with me in the England Under 21s and have been given their head this year. Mark Calderwood, Matt Diskin, Ryan McGuire, Rob Burrows, Chev Walker and Danny Ward are all outstanding young athletes who are well up to the task.WARRINGTON HAVE A DECENT RECORD AGAINST THE RHINOS. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF ANOTHER UPSET AT WILDERSPOOL?It's a game we are ready for at this stage of the season. It's a step up from Huddersfield and a good test. If they are without Chris McKenna, Chev Walker is a very strong replacement. He has proven international ability, and don't forget played the Kiwis for Great Britain, after impressing against them for England last season.THE WOLVES FANS ARE THE NOISIEST IN SUPER LEAGUE. HOW BIG A PART CAN THEY PLAY IN MAKING THE FINAL SEASON AT WILDERSPOOL A SUCCESSFUL ONE? They are a massive asset to us. At no stage at the McAlpine did it feel like an away game for us. The way they stuck with us in defeat at Wigan last year in particular was incredible. All the players and coaching staff have a great respect for them, as the people who pay our wages. And when you spent your childhood years on the terraces as one of them, as I did, I think it does tend to mean a bit more.
07, Mar, 2003