Leigh Leopards half-back Ben Reynolds claims he is “prepared to offer all of it” forward of Saturday’s Problem Cup semi-final towards St Helens; Sky Sports activities Rugby League pundit Jon Wilkin shares his ideas on why Adrian Lam’s group are so troublesome to beat.
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Leigh Leopards half-back Ben Reynolds says his aspect are brimming with confidence going into Saturday’s Problem Cup semi-final towards St Helens.
The 29-year-old has spent most of his profession within the second tier, managing only some video games with Castleford in 2013 and 2014 after coming via their academy.
He adopted that up together with his first stint with the Leopards in 2017 however departed shortly after the membership had been relegated.
On-field appearances had been few and much between for the playmaker within the subsequent few years, however he has lastly nailed down an opportunity to make a reputation for himself in Larger Manchester.
The assured Yorkshireman is on the coronary heart of a high-flying Tremendous League group and is about on attaining extra glory within the Problem Cup.
“I am extraordinarily pleased with what the group have achieved this 12 months; our confidence and camaraderie have gotten us the place we’re right this moment” Reynolds stated in an interview with Sky Sports activities.
“We’ve not been at our greatest, however we have gained video games, which is why we’re so assured.”
That a lot was evident on the weekend when the Leopards trailed 22-10 towards Salford Crimson Devils with below half an hour to play.
A run of 11 wins in 13 video games was below risk, however Lachlan Lam, Zak Hardaker, and John Asiata stepped up with a scoring masterclass.
Reynolds then capped issues off with a profitable penalty conversion eight minutes from time to finish the exceptional comeback.
“I did not really feel too pressured, really,” he defined. “I backed myself to kick that one in. Adrian [Lam], and I joked after, ‘That is what I receives a commission for'”.
They’re going to want his composure to safe a spot at Wembley for the primary time since 1971 by overcoming Saints at Warrington this weekend.
“We have the gamers, and we have got the expertise too,” Reynolds stated. “There’s quite a lot of pleasure within the camp about it. It is simply all about bringing it collectively on the day and giving it our all.”
Former Saints scrum-half Jon Wilkin additionally had his say on how he thinks issues will pan out, and is in settlement with Reynolds’ feedback.
“I believe it is regarding for different groups that they are not displaying any indicators of slowing down” Wilkin stated.
“It is thrilling how they defend, and strange for a group developing from the Championship. I believe Adrian Lam has carried out an unbelievable job with recruitment by taking gamers in and making them higher”.