Sam Powell says Wigan Warriors used their week off as an opportunity to sharpen up

Sam Powell says Wigan Warriors will leave everything out on the field in their play-off semi-final on Friday night.

Matty Peet’s side welcome Leeds Rhinos to the DW Stadium, with both teams aiming to claim a place in the Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday September 24.

Powell states the Warriors, who enter the game on the back of a week off, will need to be fully focused from start to finish to get the win.He said: “It takes 17 lads who are willing to work hard for each other. We speak about effort week in, week out, and obviously have a game plan. We just want to do our jobs and do them well, nailing the simple things.

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“It’ll be a tough game, as all semi-finals are. Leeds are a great team, so we’ve got to concentrate for 80 minutes and give it our best shot.

Sam Powell will make his 250th appearance for Wigan Warriors in the play-off semi-final against Leeds Rhinos

“They’re flying at the minute and are dangerous, so being able to sit back and watch them last week gives us a bit more video footage to see where we can find weaknesses.

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“They’ve got threats all over the field, and we know they did a job on us last time, which is something we want to put right.

“We worked hard during the week off, but we also used it as a chance to sharpen up individually to get what we need.

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“We’ve got a real honest group, so I’m confident that we will leave it all out there, whatever the result is.”