Hall wants winning Wembley return

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Ryan Hall wants to leave Wembley a winner
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Ryan Hall wants to leave Wembley a winner

Leeds winger Ryan Hall will return to the scene of one of his finest hours this weekend, but is hoping for a better outcome.

The 24-year-old scored two breathtaking tries at Wembley last November, albeit in defeat for England against Australia, and returns to the national stadium with his club side this Saturday as they take on Warrington in the Challenge Cup final.

"I don't think about it too much before a game, but history suggests I perform well in big games, scoring crucial tries and it just comes to me," he said. "If you think you're going to score loads of tries in a final, it won't happen. It's really nice thinking of the tries I've scored, such as the ones against Australia, but the hurt after the game is not a nice feeling and I want to put those wrongs right."

Crossing the whitewash is something Hall is adept at. His brace against the Catalan Dragons on Saturday pushed him up to 30 for the season - the fourth campaign in a row in which he has achieved the milestone.

He has reached his personal goal as a result but says that owing to the grounded nature of a Leeds dressing room which has won five of the last eight Grand Finals, there is no room for self-glorification.

"I've said it's not about me, it's the team winning. I would swap all 30 tries to get a winners medal on Saturday," he added.

"I don't know if we promote being down to earth, but that's how the players are. You get brought up that way, you don't see anyone doing it, so you don't tend to do it yourself. It's the way you live your life."

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