He commented, "Headingley Carnegie is a very special Rugby ground. It's big and noisy and the fans are close to the field. In the dugouts you are only four metres from the touchline and it all makes for a very special atmosphere, which lifts both supporters and players. It's a big ground and it will be buzzing on Friday. That local rivalry too excites supporters and the players help create the atmosphere. It's a game I am really looking forward to.
"I am surprised and a little disappointed not to have beat the Rhinos in our previous two games because we have come close but close is not good enough. We need to be a lot better and I feel we have improved as a side since we last played them. We aren't going into the game thinking 'third time lucky' because we know we need to fight to win the game because they are just not going to let you take it off them.
"Both sides have some different personnel in their squads to last time we played so we will be looking to take on Leeds with what we have and what they have rather than thinking about the previous games.
"I think they are still one of the top teams and they have some players in their team that demand success and knowing Brian McDermott as long as I have I know that he sets a high standard for his team.
"They have some worrying signs - like we have- that they can leak some points. They only conceded one try last week so perhaps that is a step in the right direction for them but we have to worry about ourselves rather than them. We have our own problems to sort out and we know that to stop Leeds we have to compete with the ball," added Potter.