DARYL Powell has spoken about what Warrington Wolves have learned from the way Leeds Rhinos defeated Wigan Warriors a fortnight ago.

Wigan are challenging St Helens for the League Leaders' Shield but came a cropper at lowly Leeds, suffering an uncharacteristic 42-12 hiding.

The result was sandwiched between Wigan's 60-0 home win against Hull FC and last week's 46-4 home success against Hull KR.

So going into tonight's 'derby' at the DW Stadium, Powell was asked what it was about that Leeds performance that could help The Wire as they seek a much-needed win that would help to stave off any threat and fears of relegation.

"I thought Leeds were really aggressive all the way through," said the Wolves head coach.

"They were aggressive on their key players, they were aggressive in the way they carried the ball and I thought they played pretty smartly.

"They were durable through the game. Wigan looked like they were coming back into it at times and Leeds just snuffed it out. I think you have to be that way."

He added: "At times Wigan want to play touch and pass with the players that skirt across the line and I think you’ve got to stop them doing that.

"And they’ve got a lot of speed, so if you’re not aggressive and you sit and wait then you’re going to be in a bit of trouble because they’ve got speed that probably nobody else in the competition has got.

"So you have to try and negate that as much as you can. And I don’t think you can take it away 100 per cent, but you’ve just got to be aggressive and do not sit and wait for this team. You have to have intent, otherwise that’s where they cause teams the most trouble.

"And that’s what I thought Leeds did as well as anybody else recently. They said ‘No, you’re not doing that!’"