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Super League: Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott 'reasonably happy'
We're reasonably happy with where we are but things can quickly turn and we're not going to get carried away.
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Leeds coach Brian McDermott watched his side move up to third place in Super League with a 42-22 win at Bradford but says he is not getting carried away by their recent run of form.
The reigning champions are just four points behind leaders Wigan with two games in hand after extending their unbeaten run to eight matches, a far cry from last year when they were outside the top six.
"It doesn't take much to be miles ahead of where we were last year," McDermott said. "We're reasonably happy with where we are but things can quickly turn and we're not going to get carried away.
"We're 12 games in so there is half a season to go before we start to think how it looks in terms of the play-offs.
"We looked impressive for periods, in that first half especially, but we knew this game was going to be a fight at some stage and there were spells when they made a contest of it.
"In the second half you've got to give a lot of credit to Bradford, who threw a lot at us, but I thought we were very good.
"Things are working for us at the moment, they're making that extra effort."
It meant a third consecutive defeat for the Bulls but coach Francis Cummins was pleased with his side's character.
"They were too good for us at the start," he said. "You can't allow Leeds to get four tries in front.
"We had a few players out but we showed a lack of composure. There was a real good reaction after half-time, though, and I'm happy with the character. They work hard for each other, they are trying really hard.
"We've hit the wall results wise but we will be better. We need to dust ourselves off for London in the cup."
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|15:00||Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors|
|15:00||Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats|
|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 vs Hull K R|
|Thursday 12th March|
|20:00||Huddersfield vs Castleford|
|Friday 13th March|
|20:00||Warrington vs Leeds|
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|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|
|Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield|
|Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes|
|Thursday 12th February|
|Salford 6 - 52 St Helens|
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