Dewsbury Rams player Cam Leeming scored a hat-trick against West Hull at the weekend to propel the Rams into the fifth round of the Challenge Cup.
Leeming was delighted that he scored three tries and says he is ready to score more if selected going forward.
He said on scoring those tries: “It’s always good scoring a hat trick no matter who you’re playing against; I have to thank Lubie and Dale for them making some space for me to finish the tries off.
“I’ve had a few weeks off since my last game and I wanted to put my best foot forward to try and stay in this time which hopefully I have, I want to be playing games, it’s the part we enjoy and what makes all the hard training worth while.
“I feel I can keep developing into a decent championship player but I’ve got to keep training hard and playing well when given the chance because there are a lot of good players here. Whether that is Dewsbury lads or the lads coming in on loan so there is that pressure there to play well because one bad game probably means you’re not playing the week after.
On the opposition he faced on Sunday, Leeming gave the amateur outfit some credit, saying they did test the Rams at times.
He said: “Credit to West Hull, they carried the ball well at times, played a few shapes at us which we expected, there are some quality players in the amateur game that could play at a higher level, we just had to show that they couldn’t do it against us and that we were level above that.”
Finally Leeming believes the Rams shouldn’t limit how far they can go in the Challenge Cup, and says anything is achievable.
He commented: “I’m a big fan of the challenge cup, its rugby’s FA cup isn’t it really, if marketed and supported properly it can be huge for clubs at all levels, I’d like to think we’re one of the top championship sides when we’re on our game
“Let’s see how far we can go! Who knows? We’re two games away from a quarter final, if we get the luck of the draw with a couple of the lower teams and some good performances, why not go challenge ourselves against a super league club in the quarters and see what happens.”