Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Rhinos down Red Devils in a Thriller

Leeds Rhinos held out a late desperate attack by Salford Red Devils to hang on for an 18-22 victory tonight at the AJ Bell Stadium. The game had its fair share of errors and moments of great skill, and it was a great advert for the entertainment value of Super League. The Rhinos were missing skipper Kevin Sinfield, who was ... Read More »

Sutcliffe’s big chance is now, says Leeds Rhinos boss

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“Obviously Kev isn’t there, and Mitch Achurch won’t make it either with his injury. Other than that, Andy Yates is our only other long-term injury, so we’ve got a relatively consistent team there which is something we haven’t had for weeks and weeks, so in that it’s a huge positive,” McDermott said. “It’s an option for Liam Sutcliffe to come ... Read More »

Brian McDermott relishing top-of-the-table tussle

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Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott says he is enjoying the competitive nature and tightness of Super League’s top five and thinks the intensity will suit his side. Currently only four points separate first-placed St Helens with Warrington Wolves in fifth and, with six games remaining, the League Leaders’ shield is still anyone’s for the taking. “It’s good that it’s so ... Read More »

Academy: Rhinos hit out at new rating

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The Rugby Football League has issued its annual assessment of the Academies run by Super League clubs and the governing body claims that they are “performing at an all-time high”. However, Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has questioned the audit after his club, which was rated as a Grade 1 Academy in 2013, saw its rating drop to 3 ... Read More »

Catalans and St Helens enjoy strong wins

Elliott Whitehead scored a hat-trick of tries as the Catalan Dragons rebounded from their horror show a week earlier against Wigan to romp home with a 40-6 victory against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at the Stade Gilbert Brutus. The star of the show for the Dragons was former Bradford Bulls star Elliott Whitehead, who scored a hat-trick of tries as the ... Read More »

Sinfield dismissed as Rhinos and Tigers draw

Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield was sensationally dismissed for headbutting Castleford star Luke Dorn with eight minutes remaining as the Rhinos and Tigers finished level on 24 points each. The Tigers opened the scoring when Michael Shenton touched down in the first minute, with Marc Sneyd adding the conversion. The Rhinos levelled when Tom Briscoe jumped for a Danny McGuire kick ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers

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It’s arguably the biggest game between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers in years – as pointed out by Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott – with the winner claiming top spot on the Super League ladder. And the big story surrounding the clash is the return of Leeds full-back Zak Hardaker, who has completed a five-match ban for using abusive language ... Read More »

Rhinos: Coach McDermott previews Tigers clash

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Listen to Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott discussing his side’s Super League round 21 clash with Castleford Tigers and also discuss last week’s convincing win over Hull KR. listen to ‘Brian McDermott previews Tigers clash’ on Audioboo What do you think about this story? Discuss this, and many other Rugby League topics, on or free fans’ forum. Want more Rugby ... Read More »

Biggest Leeds v Cas game in years, says Mac

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Brian McDermott has admitted Thursday’s huge Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers clash is the biggest game between the two sides in years, as the prospect of top spot in Super League is on offer. The winners will top the table with a victory on Thursday, and McDermott is under no illusions about the task ahead of his side, saying that ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos boss to welcome back more stars

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has confirmed he will welcome back a trio of forward stars ahead of their massive clash against Castleford Tigers, as well as star full-back Zak Hardaker. The likes of Ryan Bailey and Jamie Jones-Buchanan will return from injury to feature against the Tigers, but the big news will be the return of Zak Hardaker ... Read More »