Beating Leeds would be a magic moment, says Bradford Bulls captain Diskin (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Beating Leeds Rhinos would be a magic moment, says Bradford Bulls captain Matt Diskin
Matt Diskin is already looking forward to putting one over derby rivals Leeds in next weekend’s Magic Weekend in Manchester.
The Bulls have never beaten the Rhinos in three previous attempts in the ‘Magic’ format and Diskin wants to put that right.
The joint Bradford captain, who won four Super League titles during his time at Leeds, helped Mick Potter’s men to victory over the reigning champions on Good Friday.
Diskin, who will lead the Bulls against Salford this weekend, said: “Every time you face Leeds it’s always very competitive and you always want to put one over on them.
“The fact that we have never beaten them in the Magic Weekend is a surprise to me and it’s something we want to try and rectify.
“We have had a couple of good results against Leeds in our last two games and we are certainly going into this year’s fixture full of confidence.”
Last season’s controversial late defeat at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, on Diskin’s Bradford debut, still rankles with the Dewsbury-born hooker.
He added: “There have certainly been some close calls where the games could have gone either way and last year’s was one of those.
“I have been lucky to have had a foot in both camps over the years and I know just what it means to the clubs, the players and the supporters of both teams.
“It’s going to be close, it’s going to be hard fought and it’s going to be full of passion.”