Thursday 28 February 2013 Written by: Adam

Speaking to Falcons TV, the Scotland international, 33, admits the South Yorkshire outfit will be a formidable proposition upfront.

“Rotherham have a big pack and it will be a big battle in the mauls and around the ruck area,” said MacLeod.

“There as big a team as I’ve seen this season, and it was a battle when they came up to Kingston Park,” added the charismatic Scot.

MacLeod got on the score sheet with a try in the reverse fixture on Tyneside back in October as the Falcons weathered the elements to secure a comfortable 33-0 bonus-point win.

The Hawick-born experienced campaigner also got in on the try-scoring act during the 50-3 victory over Cornish Pirates last weekend. Attacking prowess aside, MacLeod insists the most pleasing aspect of the Falcons’ game at present is defence.

Not conceding a try since New Year’s Day, MacLeod hopes the northeasterners can continue the theme in the land of the Chuckle brothers.

“The fact that we haven’t conceded a try since the Doncaster game is very pleasing for us,” said MacLeod.

> We still have some aspects of our defence to work on, and there were
> still a few holes in our last game where we let boys break through,
> but the cover defence was solid.

“Defence wins games these days, and if you can turn defence into attack, and be positive and dominant in that area it can be a massive attribute in winning a game,” he added.

You can watch more of MacLeod’s interview with Falcons TV by clicking here.