Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Leeds Rhinos

Chris Clarkson hoping to win fitness battle


Leeds Rhinos back rower Chris Clarkson is hoping he will be fit enough to face Widnes Vikings on Sunday after spending this week in a protective boot. The 24-year-old came off the bench for the Rhinos in last week’s narrow defeat to Huddersfield Giants and has been nursing an injury since, but is hopeful that medical treatment this week will ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos: Kirke tested against the best


Leeds Rhinos forward Ian Kirke represented Rugby League yesterday when he went head to head with some of Britain’s top stars in a unique cross-sport fitness test. Kirke, along with Olympic bronze medallist gymnast Kristian Thomas, England Commonwealth weightlifter Sonny Webster, Mixed Martial Arts figher Michael Page and leading Freerunner Kie Willis, took part in Multipower’s Multisport Challenge at Leeds ... Read More »

Sinfield: “You can’t win them all, can you?”


Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield believes the Rhinos will get over their mid-season slump and return to the sparkling form that saw them top Super League earlier in the season. The Rhinos have lost three of their last four league matches and will be pushed down to third in the table if Wigan beat Widnes in tomorrow night’s rescheduled clash. “You ... Read More »

Giants hold on to beat Rhinos

Super League XIX Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield

In a Nutshell Leeds Rhinos lost at home for the first time this season, going down 22-24 to Huddersfield Giants at Headingley Carnegie. How it unfolded The Rhinos began the game with Ben Jones-Bishop replacing the suspended Zak Hardaker at fullback, while they were still without the injured Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow and Paul Aiton. Robbie Ward was selected to ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Super League round 16 preview (part one)


League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter Aaron Bower discuss some of this week’s Super League matches, including tonight’s televised encounter between Leeds and Huddersfield, and Hull KR’s highly-anticipated clash with Castleford tomorrow. Part two will be published on the website tomorrow at 12:30pm Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants


Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants kick off this weekend’s Super League action with what is expected to be a thunderous West Yorkshire derby at Headingley Carnegie. With the Rhinos being made to work for their place in the semi-finals of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup last weekend against Leigh, backing up against a rejuvenated Giants outfit will be no easy task. ... Read More »

Hardaker not to appeal against suspension


Leeds Rhinos star Zak Hardaker will not appeal against the five-match suspension imposed on him by the RFL on Tuesday for using homophobic language in the Rhinos’ recent clash with Warrington Wolves. Following his RFL hearing Hardaker issued a statement through his club that suggested he would accept the RFL’s decision. “Firstly, I would like to once again say sorry for ... Read More »

Betts happy to have avoided Leeds and Warrington


This is an excerpt from a story published in this week’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Widnes Vikings coach Denis Betts admits that his club has probably got the ... Read More »

Peacock: Leigh have every chance of making Super League


Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock has praised Leigh Centurions following their thrilling Challenge Cup encounter last week. The Championship outfit led for much of the first half and were in contention until the last quarter, when two quick tries and a field-goal gave the home side a flattering 25-12 victory. “It was a tough Cup tie,” Peacock told the Yorkshire ... Read More »

Zak Hardaker facing lengthy ban

Zak Hardaker

This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Leeds Rhinos star Zak Hardaker could be facing suspension for between four and eight ... Read More »