Friday, August 22, 2014
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Leeds Rhinos

Match report: Leeds Rhinos 28-12 Wigan Warriors


In a nutshell Zak Hardaker had an outstanding game for the Rhinos as they convincingly defeated a Wigan side without their captain Sean O’Loughlin. How it unfolded The Rhinos took the lead after 90 seconds, when Danny McGuire touched down a Kevin Sinfield kick that ws knocked back by Ryan Hall. Sinfield converted. Zak Hardaker extended the Rhinos’ lead after ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos are team to beat, says Shaun Wane


Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane believes that tonight’s opponents Leeds Rhinos are ‘perfect’ – or at least their performance last weekend was. The Rhinos were superb in dumping St Helens out of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup with a resounding 32-12 victory at Headingley Carnegie last Saturday. That leaves them still on track for success on all fronts, and Wane ... Read More »

Moon sticks with Rhinos


Joel Moon has agreed a new deal with Leeds Rhinos that will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2018 Super League season. The 25-year-old has agreed a new five year contract, which includes this season, and is hoping to enjoy some good times ahead with the Rhinos. He commented, “It wasn’t really a big ... Read More »

Burrow needs surgery, will be out for three months


Rob Burrow has confirmed he is to undergo surgery on his collarbone after breaking it in Leeds’ Challenge Cup win against St Helens last Saturday. Going under the knife will mean a 12-week stint on the sidelines for the Rhinos legend, who made his 400th appearance for the club a fortnight ago. “I am having an op this week [and ... Read More »

Leeds’ odds tumble after quarter-final draw


Leeds Rhinos remain favourites to lift the Challenge Cup this year after the draw for the quarter finals was made last night. Prior to the draw, the Rhinos were 7/4 to win, but just minutes after Championship leaders Leigh were pitted against Super League’s top team, they tumbled to 11/8. As you would expect, Leigh’s odds slipped significantly in the ... Read More »

We won’t take Leigh lightly, says McDermott


Leeds boss Brian McDermott insists the Rhinos are not taking a semi-final place for granted after drawing Championship outfit Leigh in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. McDermott’s men have faced only two lower-tier sides in their last 18 Cup ties, the last coming in 2012 against – you guessed it – the Centurions. Leeds cruised to a 60-12 victory ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos favourite to win Challenge Cup


Leeds Rhinos are favourites with bookmakers to go on and win their first Challenge Cup trophy since 1999. After impressively despatching St Helens 32-12 on Saturday, the Rhinos are 7/4 to go all the way. Cup holders Wigan are second favourites at 2/1, Warrington Wolves are third at 4/1 and Castleford Tigers are fourth at 8/1. Widnes Vikings (20/1) and ... Read More »

Brian McDermott’s hooking conundrum

Rob Burrow has joined Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Paul Aiton on Leeds' long-term injured list. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos convincingly swept aside St Helens to progress into the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup yesterday, but their success came at a cost. Indeed, stand-in hooker Rob Burrow, 31, left the field in the 64th minute with a broken collarbone – an injury that is likely to see him spend nearly three months on the sidelines. “He’s broken ... Read More »

Match report: Leeds Rhinos 32-12 St Helens


In a nutshell The Rhinos’ backs were in sparkling form as Leeds rose to the challenge of St Helens to earn a convincing Challenge Cup victory this afternoon at Headingley. How it unfolded Leeds took an early lead with a Zak Hardaker try in the fifth minute after the Rhinos had won an early goal-line drop-out. The Rhinos continued to ... Read More »

Amor’s point to prove on Rhinos return


Kyle Amor admits he didn’t make the most of his chance with Leeds Rhinos, but he remains as determined as ever to prove them wrong for letting him go. Amor has unhappy memories of his time at Headingley – memories that he wants to expunge from his consciousness. And he sees Saturday’s Challenge Cup tie at Headingley as the perfect ... Read More »