Leeds Rhinos star Stevie Ward says his side will be out to prove a point when they take on Workington Town tonight.

With Leeds having a poor start to the Super League season that has left them bottom of the table, they are looking forward to the distraction of the Coral Challenge Cup game with Town.

And Ward admitted Leeds need to prove they can score tries and get some confidence back, starting with their fifth round tie against Workington tonight at Headingley, ko 7.45pm.

“I think as along as we perform and put some things right we will be okay,” said Ward. “But in the position we are in we want to use this game to prove how good we are, even though we haven’t done great in the league so far.

“This is still a challenge to us, we need to show that we can score points.”

This view was echoed by his clubmate Cameron Smith, who believes Workington will see their recent form as an opportunity to cause an upset.

“At the end of the day Workington have nothing to lose,” admitted Smith.

“In games like this upsets can happen and Workington will be thinking that they can get one over on Leeds Rhinos here.

“It is always a tough game in the Challenge Cup and there is always added intensity when you play a team from a lower league.”

Both players agreed that the main winner from the tie will be the fans who are travelling down in numbers from Workington to watch the encounter.

Seven coach-loads will be making the trip to Yorkshire, along with many more in cars, to make themselves heard on the terraces.

“It will be great for the fans to see both Workington and Leeds play,” added Smith. “Hopefully from a Leeds point of view I hope that we win comfortably. I’m not much good at predicting but I would take Leeds by about 30 points.”

The duo were both involved in the coaching camp at Derwent Park on Wednesday and were delighted at how many youngsters turned up.

Ward added: “A lot of kids will be watching the game on Friday and some dreaming of maybe playing at Headingley one day or playing for Workington, so it is a great thing to come down and get involved.”

And Smith agreed: “The more people we can get playing the better it is for the sport, and it is great to see how many kids are here today.”

Another added bonus to tonight’s game will be the sibling rivalry in the Singleton household with Leeds’ Brad going up against Town’s Perry.

“It is some story with Brad and Perry playing each other, they seem to have a great relationship,” said Ward.

“Brad is an impressive player and his brother looks similar.

“I can remember playing against him at a national camp as a young kid.”