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Super League: Brian McDermott praises Leeds after win at Widnes

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Super League: Brian McDermott praises Leeds after win at Widnes

Brian McDermott: Leeds coach delighted with win at Widnes

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Leeds coach Brian McDermott was full of praise for his side after they notched their biggest win of the season with a 52-36 victory over Widnes at the Stobart Stadium.

The Rhinos led 38-6 at the interval and stretched their advantage to 52-18 before the Vikings produced a late rally to make the scoreline more respectable.

McDermott said: "I'm happy with all of it and have no problem with the last 20 minutes. Widnes are a good team and decided to play.

"We had a few blokes off the field then and were already without eight regulars. I have zero issues with the points we conceded.

"Widnes had a crack and didn't give up. I won't let the last 15 or 20 minutes put a negative slant on what basically was a very good performance."

Widnes boss Denis Betts blasted his side's first-half performance as they failed to build on their win at Bradford last weekend.

Embarrassing

He said: "I've not seen a half as bad as that for a long time. I am very disappointed and it was embarrassing. There were smatterings of last year in it.

"We went after Leeds a fortnight ago but they gave us a lesson here how to hassle opponents.

"They had more energy and enthusiasm than us, tackled harder and ran harder. It's a simple game but it was all over by half-time.

"We got back some pride and character but it was too late.

"Jamie Peacock was awesome for Leeds in the first half, Paul McShane was very good and Rob Burrow ran the show."

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