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Coach hails Rhinos victory
McClennan pays tribute to players after crushing victory
Leeds coach Brian McClennan has paid tribute to his side after they demolished Wakefield in a 10-try romp on Friday.
The Rhinos surged seven points clear at the top of the Super League following the 58-12 win at Headingley.
"It was a case of well done to all the players and good to consolidate our position at the top of the table, said McClennan.
"It was one of my easiest half-time team talks.
"I just said 'keep doing what you're doing' and I felt a little sorry for Wakefield because it all happened so quickly and is hard to stop.
"They were trying very hard but this Leeds side is so quick and they can break away really quickly."
McClennan singled out Danny McGuire, who again showcased his try-scoring capabilities in the most devastating fashion.
"That's Danny isn't it?" He added. "He's Jonny on the spot and has got terrific anticipation.
"He adds to the side and it was another good effort."
But the coach reserved special praise for captain Kevin Sinfield, whose exploits earned him a place in Super League folklore alongside Andy Farrell after he equalled the rugby league legend's record of scoring in 48 successive Super League rounds.
He added: "Kevin is held in high regard at this club by all the players. He's a tremendous skipper and a tremendous person.
"It's his testimonial year this year and it's going along great for him. But Kev always does well for us."
Wakefield coach John Kear admitted his side simply could not cope with the rampant Rhinos.
"For 25 to 30 minutes it was a good competitive Super League game," said Kear, who reported injuries to replacements Tevita Leo-Latu (hand) and Ricky Bibey (suspected broken rib).
"For 50 minutes I thought it was an exhibition game for Leeds. Leeds played really well but we underperformed.
"It's a slight concern because it's twice we've done that now against Leeds.
"But they're certainly the best team in Super League and unfortunately they've shown it twice against Wakefield."
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|10||Salford Red Devils||3||2|
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|Thursday 5th March|
|20:00||Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos|
|Friday 6th March|
|20:00||Wakefield Wildcats vs St Helens|
|20:00||Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings|
|20:00||Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors|
|Saturday 7th March|
|15:30||Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils|
|Sunday 8th March|
|15:00||Warrington Wolves vs Hull K R|
|Thursday 12th March|
|20:00||Huddersfield vs Castleford|
|Friday 13th March|
|20:00||Warrington vs Leeds|
|20:00||Wigan vs Hull|
|20:00||Widnes Vikings vs St Helens|
|First Utility Super League|
|Sunday 1st March|
|Widnes Vikings 58 - 16 Wakefield Wildcats|
|Hull K R 22 - 20 Wigan Warriors|
|Saturday 28th February|
|Salford Red Devils 32 - 28 Hull FC|
|Catalans Dragons 38 - 18 Warrington Wolves|
|Friday 27th February|
|St Helens 21 - 14 Castleford Tigers|
|Thursday 26th February|
|Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants|
|Sunday 15th February|
|Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R|
|Saturday 14th February|
|Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford|
|Friday 13th February|
|Hull 6 - 7 Warrington|
|Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes|
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