If Ryan Hoffman knows anything from the past, he knows what to expect from a formidable Leeds outfit on Friday night.
The Rhinos enter the Downer World Club Challenge at AAMI Park after a two-win start to their Super League season and Hoffman is aware of the style of play they will bring to Melbourne.
“Leeds traditionally in all the World Club Challenges we’ve played against them have been quite aggressive,” Hoffman said.
“They like to get up in your face and really set the tone from the start.
“They are a very proud club and they are used to winning trophies.
“They haven’t come down here for a holiday, they’ve given themselves the preparation to come down for a hit and run mission.”
Friday night will be Hoffman’s first game in a purple jersey at home since 2014 and is an experience he is looking forward to.
“It will be great to have them (the crowd) cheering for me,” Hoffman said.
“It’s a very special thing playing in Melbourne.”