Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield prepared for 'huge challenge' against Wigan Warriors
Last Updated: September 27, 2012 9:38am
Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield insists his side will not dwell on the comments made by Wigan coach Shaun Wane in the build-up to Friday's Super League play-off semi-final.
Wane has angered the Rhinos after publicly calling for Danny McGuire to be banned for a high tackle.
And Leeds, who have won just two of the 10 matches that McGuire has missed this season, will have to do without their record-breaking half-back after the RFL handed out a one-match suspension.
However Sinfield said: "Some of the things that have gone on in the last 48 hours have been pretty poor. In particular, some comments from people outside our organisation I thought were pretty unfair but it's not something we will dwell on.
"We believe we're an honest group, there is a lot of integrity about us and we'll go there on Friday night and do our absolute best.
"It's a huge challenge. I think they're a great side with some fantastic players and they've been the most consistent team this year.
"They've had a week off, we've lost Danny and, when you add them together, a lot of outsiders can see it as a bit of a daunting prospect.
"Not many people expect us to go there and win, but we'll roll our sleeves up, give it our best shot and see where that takes us. It excites us. The pressure is certainly off. We can go there with nothing to lose and we won't die wondering. We'll throw everything we've got at them."