Super League: Joel Moon positive on Leeds Rhinos' chances this season

By James Pearson - @SkySportsPeo.   Last Updated: 31/01/14 7:31pm

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Joel Moon: Scored 17 tries in Super League for Leeds last season

Joel Moon: Scored 17 tries in Super League for Leeds last season

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Leeds Rhinos centre Joel Moon is predicting a 'good year' for the club after a 2013 campaign without silverware at Headingley Carnegie.

Moon arrived from Salford at the start of last season and the New Zealander made a big impression by finishing the Rhinos' joint leading try-scorer in Super League with Kallum Watkins (17).

"We've had a big pre-season this year. We're looking forward to the season. We've a few new players in the team and worked on a few different things. It's going to be a good year."
Joel Moon

Leeds have strengthened their ranks during the close-season with the additions of Tom Briscoe and Paul Aiton from Hull FC and Wakefield respectively, signings Moon believes will benefit the team.

"We've had a big pre-season this year. We're looking forward to the season. We've a few new players in the team and worked on a few different things. It's going to be a good year," he told Sky Sports.

Moon plays on the inside of England international wing Ryan Hall under head coach Brian McDermott and he feels the pair have gelled well and have a good understanding.

Combination

"I'm pretty settled where I'm at now. Me and Hally (Hall) have got a good combination going so hopefully we'll work on that and we'll pay off," he continued.

"It's great when you're playing inside a great winger like Hally, but at the same time I had Jodie Broughton at Salford. He was awesome too. It makes my job a lot easier."

Leeds missed out on silverware in 2013, but Moon believes that disappointment will only bolster their resolve this time around.

"The boys are a bit disappointed. Yeah it was a tough year. It just makes all the boys more hungry now. Training has been good. We're looking forward to this year."

When asked if Wembley or the Grand Final was the bigger target, he continued: "Winning every game hopefully. Just playing the best and hopefully that pays off and we get there and that would be a dream come true."

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