New Super League partner for a new Nigerian club

You might mistakenly be thinking that rivalry between Super League clubs is mainly restricted to the Pennines, in the North of England.  But no; the battle between Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity has recently taken on an international dimension – in Nigeria. The newly established Nigerian Rugby League is set to launch its inaugural domestic competition this summer.  Leeds Rhinos…

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Furner insists Leeds not interested in Melbourne trio being offered to clubs

Leeds coach Dave Furner has distanced the Rhinos from a move for any of the three Melbourne Storm players being offered to Super League clubs – insisting that speculation they are interested in Sam Kasiano is ‘not right’. In a bid to lower their salary cap, the Storm have contacted top-flight clubs in England stating that Kasiano, Cheyse Blair and…

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Squad news for Friday’s two Super League games – as McGillvary returns for Huddersfield

Huddersfield v Warrington (7:45pm, John Smith’s Stadium) Huddersfield welcome back three big names for Friday’s clash with Warrington – including England star Jermaine McGillvary. The winger was injured in their warm-up game against Wakefield last month, but is back to full fitness and takes his place in Simon Woolford’s 19-man squad for the game. Ukuma Ta’ai and Lee Gaskell also…

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Leeds’ Trent Merrin admits he would like to finish his playing career in the NRL

Leeds Rhinos forward, Trent Merrin has admitted he would like to return and play in the NRL in the future. The 29-year-old  Kangaroos international agreed a four-year deal with the Rhinos beginning this season – but admits his dream would be to finish his playing career in the NRL. However, while that remains his goal, it hasn’t stopped him from…

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Multiple Super League winner Brett Delaney calls time on playing career

Featherstone forward and former Leeds Rhinos great Brett Delaney has announced his retirement at the age of 33. Delaney, who won four Super League titles while at Leeds Rhinos, suffered a facial injury while representing his former club in July 2018 – which reoccured  when Featherstone hosted Halifax in January. “I’m hugely thankful to Featherstone for giving me the opportunity…

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Austin scores as Wolves too strong for disappointing Rhinos

Warrington Wolves dealt comfortably with a disappointing Leeds Rhinos side at the Halliwell Jones Stadium tonight, easing to a 26-6 victory after leading 20-0 at half-time. The Wolves were giving debuts to stand-off Blake Austin and forward Jason Clark, who have joined from the NRL clubs Canberra Raiders and South Sydney Rabbitohs respectively, while Dec Patton stepped into the boots…

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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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