posted on 6 July 2014

Try scorer Danny Washbrook says victory over Leeds Rhinos was testament the willingness of the Wildcats players to turn up for each other.

Danny Washbrook praised the Wildcats commitment to each other.

In a game that was scrappy at times, Trinity recovered from a half-time deficit and came from behind again in the final ten minutes to secure a fourth game unbeaten with Washbrook crossing for the Wildcats first try after a well placed kick from Tim Smith.

Washbrook conceded that the Wildcats weren’t at their best in possession but praised the teams commitment to each other as a key part of the success.

“We worked hard all game,” said Washbrook, with the full interview on the Wildcats Audioboo channel.  “We spoke after the game and we probably weren’t as good as we could have been with ball in hand but we turned up for each other as much as possible and that showed in the end.  If you give yourself a chance and you get a chance at the end then you’ve got to take it and luckily for us that’s what we did.

“After last week, to say we’d played alright we came in here and felt like we’d lost the game.  To come in this time and have the two points was massive for us and I think you could see after the game how pleased all the boys were.”

The win took the Wildcats level on points with Hull FC and to within four points of eighth placed Widnes Vikings who visit the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Thursday night (8pm) with a fantastic offer for season ticket holders to bring friends and family, details of which can be found HERE.

Washbrook was a strong performer in the victory over Leeds, taking as many carries as any other forwards and was third for tackles made.  After a short turnaround James Webster revealed that many players are playing through the pain but Washbrook feels the coaching staff are managing the squad well to take the most out of their physical performance.

“Clogger (Martin Clawson, Strength and Conditioner) and Webbo are looking after us on the training pitch.  We’re not absolutely blasting ourselves with a load of running that’s probably a bit needless with a short turnaround.  They’re really looking after us with our load on the legs.  The boys feel good, some are carrying knocks but it’s that time of the season where every player in Super League is probably carrying some sort of knock but you’ve just got to deal with it.

“We haven’t even spoken about it (the play-offs).  We spent the first half of the season looking down and maybe now we can start looking up at other teams.  If we can keep building as we are and crawling up the table then that’s what we’ll do.”

The signing of Washbrook’s former teammate Craig Hall was announced prior to kick-off and the loose forward believes the Wildcats fans will enjoy seeing the talented outside back in the red, white and blue.

“He’s a silky player, that’s how I’d describe him.  He’s got some really, really good skills with ball in hand.  He’s one of those players who can come up with a bit of magic when nobody really expects it.  He’ll be good for the boys, he’s a good lad to have around.  He’s going to be a great asset for the club.”

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