Donaldson signs one-year deal with Rhinos

Former Hull Kingston Rovers forward James Donaldson has signed a one-year contract with Leeds Rhinos after impressing coach David Furner while on trial with the club in recent weeks. Originally from Cumbria, Donaldson spent four seasons with Hull Kingston Rovers before leaving them at the end of last season. He made 73 Super League appearances for Bradford Bulls between 2009…

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Leeds edge out Wakefield in entertaining Boxing Day clash at new-look Headingley

Leeds Rhinos claimed the spoils on the first outing of pre-season as they edged an entertaining, albeit low-scoring, Boxing Day encounter against West Yorkshire rivals Wakefield Trinity. Both sides will have taken plenty of encouragement from their first hit-outs of the new campaign – not least from the performances of both sides’ new half-backs. For the visitors, Danny Brough was…

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What’s inside the latest issue of Rugby League World?

The holiday season may be upon us but there’s an action-packed issue of Rugby League World crammed full of treats to keep you entertained over Christmas and New Year. Headlining this month is our cover star, Leeds Rhinos’ new recruit Konrad Hurrell who tells us the reasons behind his decision to move to Headingley and the simple pursuit of happiness.…

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Watkins wants testimonial match to be comeback game from injury

Leeds Rhinos captain Kallum Watkins has pencilled in his testimonial match against Castleford as his comeback date from a horrific injury layoff. Watkins has not played since suffering a serious knee injury during the Rhinos’ Magic Weekend game against the Tigers last May, which caused him to miss the entire remainder of Leeds’ domestic campaign plus England’s Test series against…

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Oledzki signs new deal at Leeds

Leeds Rhinos have agreed a new four-year contract with their 20-year-old prop forward Mikolaj Oledzki that will keep him at Headingley until the end of 2022. Polish-born Oledzki made his debut in 2017 but cemented his place in the first team squad last season with 22 appearances, earning a place in the England Knights squad that travelled to Papua New…

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Leeds Rhinos issue much-changed 2019 squad numbers – with big move for JJB

Leeds have issued their 2019 squad numbers – with some big changes confirmed by the club, including a new number for stalwart Jamie Jones-Buchanan, and confirmation of who will take Ryan Hall’s position as the Rhinos’ number five. Jones-Buchanan has traditionally worn the number 11 shirt for Leeds during his impeccable career with the club, but in his 20th season…

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Hetherington insists Leeds’ strong Academy IS their reserve team

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington believes the Rugby Football League do not have ‘anywhere near enough’ knowledge to make a decision on whether to reintroduce reserve rugby – and says the case of Luke Briscoe proves there are merits to the existing system. Reserve rugby is high on the agenda once again after Wigan declared they were considering scrapping…

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Leeds confirm new deals for Ablett, Jones-Buchanan and Luke Briscoe

Leeds have confirmed Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Carl Ablett have agreed new deals with the club for 2019 – with winger Luke Briscoe also committing to a three-year contract with the Rhinos. Both Jones-Buchanan and Ablett were out of contract at the end of the 2018 season but have now agreed new deals ahead of returning to pre-season training next Monday.…

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