Wellens - It has to be one game at a time

Paul Wellens during rugby training at Langtree Park Stadium, St Helens
Paul Wellens during rugby training at Langtree Park Stadium, St Helens
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Saints skipper Paul Wellens has set his sights firmly on ending the season with a bang, saying the team has hit form at the perfect time of the season.

“We’re feeling very good; I’d say confidence is as high as it’s been all season so it’s left us in the best frame of mind possible,” said Wellens.

“The play-offs have probably come along at the right time for us. Our form doesn’t necessarily give us an edge over other teams, it just boosts our confidence and improves our own self-belief.

“But we can’t look any further than Leeds; when you do that you can be digging your own grave. It’d be disrespectful not to acknowledge the challenge they pose.

“They’re a great side and we know that more than most this year, but what’s gone on previously doesn’t help you to win games. We’ve got a lot of lads here playing really well.”

Saints and Leeds will also collide head-on in the Academy U19s final eliminator at Headingley on Friday, kick-off 5.30pm. They reached the penultimate stage of the competition after a 40-16 home victory over Warrington.