Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Match preview: Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos


It is 3rd versus 1st in the Super League this evening, as Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos lock horns in what will be a hugely anticipated West Yorkshire derby. With local pride – as well as competition points – up for grabs, the tension is expected to be enormous at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, as two of the form sides in ... Read More »

Rugby League World Magazine – Online Now!


British outside backs are back in fashion – and are Leeds Rhinos leading the way? Rugby League World gets Ryan Hall, Kallum Watkins, Ben Jones-Bishop, Tom Briscoe and Zak Hardaker together and compares them to other Brit packs in Super League at the moment. Staying on the theme of homegrown players, Jamie Jones-Buchanan sits down with St Helens chief executive ... Read More »

Powell: Hardaker will challenge Tomkins for England spot


Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell believes Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker will challenge Sam Tomkins for England’s number one spot. The 22-year-old is widely considered to be Super League’s best player on current form. He’s scored six tries, eight goals, made seven assists and 1,696 metres – more than anyone else in the competition. Tigers boss Powell, who coached Hardaker ... Read More »

Peacock: Hardaker better than anyone in the NRL


Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock has described team-mate Zak Hardaker as the best defensive full-back on the planet. The 22-year-old is enjoying arguably his best season to date and calls for him to start for England ahead of Sam Tomkins are growing in volume. He has made more metres and tackle busts than anyone else in Super League this year, ... Read More »

Rhinos unchanged for Castleford clash


Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has named an unchanged 19-man squad for Thursday’s West Yorkshire derby at Castleford. Each one of the 17 men that outclassed Wigan last Friday night are available for selection, along with Ben Jones-Bishop and Stevie Ward, who missed out against the Warriors. Thursday’s match kicks off at 8pm at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle and will ... Read More »

Video highlights: Leeds Rhinos 28-12 Wigan Warriors


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 15 minutes with a superb try in the corner, with Sinfield missing the conversion. Tony Clubb opened Wigan’s account when he picked up the ball two metres ... Read More »

Kallum Watkins relishing Cas clash

Kallum Watkins

Leeds centre Kallum Watkins is looking forward to a “high intensity” battle with West Yorkshire rivals Castleford Tigers on Thursday night, and believes how the Rhinos cope with star winger Justin Carney will have a big influence on the result. The England centre, 23, says he is also excited to be coming up against opposite number Michael Shenton, who has ... Read More »

Kevin Sinfield: Rhinos not getting carried away


Leeds Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield insists his side are not getting carried away after comfortably taking down Wigan last week to return to the summit of Super League. The Rhinos, Grand Final winners five times in the last seven years, have won nine and drawn one of their 11 matches in the league this season. Their defence has been superb, ... Read More »

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 »