Hardaker demands Leeds progress
Leeds Rhinos centre Zak Hardaker is determined to get his side back to winning ways against Bradford Bulls on Sunday.
The defending Super League champions have been struggling for results in recent weeks and will be looking to bounce back after a 31-18 defeat at the hands of St Helens in their last outing at Headingley.
Leeds sit just inside the playoff places and will be hoping to avoid the difficult route to Super League glory this time around, having finished the last regular season in fifth place.
Hardaker has admitted the club are struggling to reach their own high standards but is confident they can get back on track with a win over their rivals Bradford at the Etihad Stadium this weekend.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "We want to try and finish as high as we can on the league.
"We don't want to be the team that finishes fifth and try and go from there again.
"We are determined to finish a lot higher than that and we are not happy with where we are sitting in the league at the moment, not at all."