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Super League champions will not take it easy in France

Last Updated: 17/08/12 5:01pm

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Carl Ablett: Does not believes players will be worrying about getting injured

Carl Ablett: Does not believes players will be worrying about getting injured

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Leeds Rhinos utility man Carl Ablett insists the Super League champions will not be letting up against the Catalan Dragons on Saturday.

Brian McDermott's team play their last top-flight game before taking on the Warrington Wolves at Wembley in the Challenge Cup final.

Leeds were off the pace in last season's final Super League game before taking on Wigan in the capital, suffering an embarrassing 32-22 loss to Harlequins having trailed 20-0 at half time.

"We will go into the Catalan game looking to build momentum going into Wembley and then we've got two games after that to build for the play-offs."
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One could forgive the Rhinos if they focus their attention on ending their five-game losing streak in Challenge Cup finals since beating the London Broncos at the old Wembley in 1999.

However, Ablett insists the team will not be taking it easy in the south of France, stating there is no room in the game for worrying about getting injured and that players will be putting their bodies on the line.

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"There's three games to go and it's a big one this weekend against Catalan," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

"If we get two points from that we are in with a chance of finishing third, but I don't think we've ever looked at the table and said we need to be higher than we are.

"We will go into the Catalan game looking to build momentum going into Wembley and then we've got two games after that to build for the play-offs.

"Once you get out there you get involved in the game. You don't think 'I can't get involved in that tackle, just in case'. It doesn't work like that. It's important we continue picking up some big wins."

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