A BIG victory against high-flying Huddersfield last weekend saw Wharfedale make it five wins on the bounce going into this Saturday's game at Leicester Lions.

"We were absolutely outstanding," said Wharfedale coach John Feeley. "They were playing to go top and we raised our game to a new level.

"We're starting to show what we're capable of," said Feeley, who pleased to see the Greens continue their winning streak. It was our best performance out of all of these wins.

"Winning away from home is always a big win and the context of the game proved it was our most difficult challenge of the season," he said. "They tested us on every level, both physical and mental.

"They have a vocal home support and players who were not shy of letting us know their thoughts. I was proud of how our players reacted to that. They showed a high level of discipline."

Feeley said it became particularly harder for Wharfedale's players after Huddersfield's Nick Sharpe was sent off for a high tackle after 15 minutes.

"From that moment on, the crowd and opposition looked for opportunities to even up that deficit, but it's down to the strong leadership spine we have throughout the team that came to the fore. Captain Richard Rhodes gives us direction.

"The control we showed throughout the game is a real testimony to the players we have in that group.

"We also worked hard on our game plan and the players executed it very well," added Feeley, who credited both Matt Houghton and man of the match Phil Woodhead for adapting and having an influence on the game despite having to play out of position.

"Woody will keep the game at a high pace and he showed a piece of individual brilliance to score his try."

Feeley also gave credit to home-grown talent Ralph Wellock, whose hard work was rewarded when he scored the game-winning try.

Looking ahead to this Saturday's game, the Greens will be looking to keep their winning streak going and do the double at Leicester Lions, who they beat 34-30 at the Avenue in early November.

"That was a close game," said Feeley. "They've got a very quick and physical back line who move the ball and use the full width of the pitch to take advantage of their speed.

"But we only need to worry about us. We set high standards for ourselves and try to beat those standards every week."

After taking on a very physical Huddersfield side at the weekend, Feeley said the Greens have a number of "sore bodies".

Both Sam Gaudie and Joe Metcalfe will face fitness tests on shoulder injuries as will Jack Blakeney-Edwards, who has a calf injury.

Feeley also said Wharfedale's director of rugby Rob Baldwin, who "ran himself into the ground" leading the pack last Saturday, will also be facing a fitness test.

Although Louis Brown joins Ben Blackwell on the sidelines with long-term knee injuries, Dan Stockdale might be able to make a return from injury this weekend.

The match at Leicester Lions kicks off at 2pm on Saturday.