"It's got to play on your mind for a bit and it's not a record that you want to have, but they've had success in Super League and they're there or thereabouts in both competitions nearly every year," he said.
"They'll be looking, as much as we are, at getting out there and playing well.
"They've got a tendency to play really well in big games. They've got big-game players, who have been there before and done it all before.
"I've no doubt that you're going to see their best this weekend because they really turn it on for the big games."
As Leeds and St Helens prepare to face each other in Saturday's Super League Grand Final, a chance to look back at the highlights of the classic Challenge Cup final the two sides contested at Wembley in 1978.
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