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Leeds Rhinos coach McDermott aware of Tigers threats

Venue: Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster Date: Sunday, 7 August
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Leeds and coverage on BBC Two

Danny Orr (left) and Kevin Sinfield
Skippers Danny Orr (left) and Kevin Sinfield will lead their teams in Sunday's tie at the Keepmoat Stadium

Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott says his side will not just focus on Rangi Chase in Sunday's Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford.

The Tigers' stand-off is regarded by many as their pivotal player, and key if they are to progress to Wembley.

The two sides go head-to-head at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster on Sunday, with McDermott wary of strengths throughout the Tigers' squad.

"They've enough threat for us to be nervous," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

Amongst those threats for the Tigers on Sunday is the Castleford captain Danny Orr, a man that McDermott knows well.

"Danny has this ability to make other people around him play really well," McDermott said.

"I worked with him for four years in London and other people's games stepped up a level or two when he was on the field. He's so enthusiastic and probably one of the toughest men I've seen play the game.

"I think his presence on the field is probably the biggest threat Cas have got," he added.

"Rangi Chase has a threat, there's no doubt about that, and we have to handle when he's got the ball in his hand. And I'm telling you how Cas play, the style they play is down to Danny Orr."

"How we nullify that, we have some ideas, but I wont get drawn into the one man threat thing.

"We're all forgetting about Ryan McGoldrick and Ryan Hudson. You take your eye off the ball with Ryan McGoldrick - he's a sensational ball carrier and he gets defenders to do things they know they shouldn't do, and they've been coached against that.

"I think they have enough threat on the field where we can be sufficiently nervous about this game, that they're a good team."



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