Five talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

What happens if Warrington lose again this weekend? Four straight losses to open the season was a worry for Warrington fans. Five was concerning. Six was a borderline crisis. So what would seven in a row represent this Saturday if the Wolves slip to defeat to Hull? It will almost certainly leave last year’s Grand Finalists further adrift from the…

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Leeds’ marathon man Kallum Watkins prepares for milestone on Friday

Can you remember exactly what you were up to 57 hours ago? It’s a long time in reality; well over two consecutive days. But it’s a particular length of time which holds some significance for Leeds centre Kallum Watkins – because that’s how long he’s played rugby for Leeds without missing a single minute of action. He will make his…

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Leeds go joint top with victory over Huddersfield

Leeds’ revival continued as a third consecutive victory moved them joint-top of Super League. A 28-12 victory over Huddersfield was rarely under threat despite trailing 12-10. The two sides exchanged early tries, with Tom Briscoe and Ryan Hall’s scores being cancelled out by efforts through Ukuma Ta’ai and Jermaine McGillvary. But Carl Ablett and Matt Parcell scored before half-time to give…

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Leeds’ unlikely try-scoring hero enjoying life at Headingley after turbulent 2016

It is tough being a new recruit wherever you go in rugby league – but Anthony Mullally must have felt doubly out-of-place last year. After being announced as one of Leeds’ new signings for the 2016 season, Mullally debuted before that year had even begun, playing in the exhibition game against New Zealand at Headingley which doubled up as the…

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FEATURE: Talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

Is Warrington’s form reaching critical levels yet? Five games, five defeats. It’s been far from an ideal start for Tony Smith and Warrington – made all the more perplexing by the fact that they hammered Brisbane in the World Club Series. On Friday they travel to St Helens – a team who have been in the spotlight themselves, although they eased the…

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Five things we learned from Friday’s Super League action

Matt Parcell is the real deal at hooker for Leeds It’s only been six games, but you can already tell that Matt Parcell is going to be a brilliant signing for Leeds. The Rhinos’ resurgence continued on Friday with a good win against Wakefield and, to quote Rhinos coach Brian McDermott, Parcell was “outstanding” – laying on tries for fun…

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McDermott praises “outstanding” Parcell as Leeds’ renaissance continues

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott heaped praise on hooker Matt Parcell – calling him “outstanding” as the Rhinos’ return to form continued on Friday night. After a convincing win against Catalans last weekend, Leeds backed that up with a 38-14 win against Wakefield which, for the time being at least, moved them back into Super League’s top four. And McDermott…

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Leeds too strong for Wakefield at Headingley

Leeds Rhinos were determined to register a second successive victory at Headingley tonight, and they did so with a convincing 38-14 victory. They opened the scoring with a fine try by Kallum Watkins as he jumped to gather a Danny McGuire try, which Ashton Golding converted. Wakefield hit back, however, with a superb try by Tom Johnstone, who caught a…

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Rhinos confirm Segeyaro settlement

Leeds Rhinos have agreed to a settlement that will allow hooker James Segeyaro to join NRL side Cronulla Sharks with immediate effect. Segeyaro  was placed on the transfer list by the Rhinos last December for £250,000 following his announcement that he would not return to fulfil the remaining two years of his contract with the Rhinos. Leeds CEO Gary Hetherington said, “We have…

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McGuire promises Leeds will not get carried away despite Catalans win

Danny McGuire has promised Leeds will remain grounded despite their morale-boosting victory against Catalans last week – after admitting the week leading up to the game had been the toughest of his career ahead of Friday’s local derby with Wakefield. Despite all the headlines surrounding the former Super League champions in the embryonic stages of the new season, Leeds will…

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