Monday, February 2, 2015
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Leeds Rhinos

Peacock won’t retire, says Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield


Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield has publicly stated he thinks iconic forward Jamie Peacock will continue playing beyond the end of the current season. Peacock announced that 2015 would be his final season as a professional, bringing the curtain down on a career that began when he signed with Bradford in 1996. However, Sinfield says it would shock him if ... Read More »

I’m fitter than ever before, says Peacock


Leeds Rhinos forward Jamie Peacock believes he’s in the best physical shape of his career – despite being about to enter his final season as a professional player in 2015. As he gears up for his testimonial match this weekend against Bradford, the 37-year-old told Radio Leeds that there are no circumstances suggesting it won’t be his last year as ... Read More »

McDermott pays tribute to iconic Peacock


Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has paid tribute to prop Jamie Peacock, as the former Great Britain captain warms up for his testimonial match this Sunday. The legendary forward will face off against former club Bradford in a match to celebrate his legendary career, and as he prepares to enter his final season as a professional, Peacock has received ... Read More »

Peacock previews 2015 for Leeds Rhinos


AS FAR as bittersweet seasons go, 2014 must have been one of the most peculiar and bizarre in the recent history of Leeds Rhinos. Of course, there was the raw, unparalleled emotion of lifting their first Challenge Cup in 15 years, after that euphoric win against Castleford Tigers at Wembley. Some saw that as the crushing of Castleford’s fairytale story. ... Read More »

Rhinos score 76 points in USA


Leeds Rhinos defeated the USA Pioneers invitational side 76-0 at the University of North Florida today in a game that was effectively a training run for the Challenge Cup holders. The Rhinos scored 15 tries, with Tom Briscoe grabbing four of them, and Ryan Hall two, while the other nine tries were scored by Kallum Watkins, Mitch Achurch, Robbie Ward, Josh ... Read More »

Leeds name strong squad for Florida clash


Leeds Rhinos will hand out first appearances of 2015 to a number of stars this weekend, after head coach Brian McDermott named a strong side to face the USA Pioneers in Florida. England internationals Zak Hardaker, Ryan Hall and Kallum Watkins will make their first appearances of pre-season whilst Jamie Peacock, Carl Ablett and Kylie Leuluai, who all missed the ... Read More »

I’ll be England’s No.1, says Zak Hardaker


Leeds Rhinos fullback has set himself the target of becoming England’s undisputed No. 1 by the end of this year, as he looks to oust Sam Tomkins from a role he has made his own in recent years. Amidst a controversial suspension midway through 2014, on the field, Hardaker enjoyed a great year for Leeds – being named amongst Super ... Read More »

McDermott understands Leeds fans’ concerns


Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has admitted he understands if fans of the club are worried about their recruitment for 2015 – but has backed the club’s youngster to step up and have a strong year for the club. Leeds have lost senior players such as Ian Kirke and Ryan Bailey, and have only signed NRL star Adam Cuthbertson in ... Read More »

Handley scores five as Rhinos tame Wildcats

Leeds Rhinos’ England Academy winger Ash Handley enjoyed an outstanding Boxing Day debut for his club, touching down five times as the Rhinos put Wakefield to the sword at Headingley. Debutants were strongly in evidence for both sides, as the Rhinos gave a debut to new signing Adam Cuthbertson, who has joined them from Newcastle Knights, while Wakefield fielded Jacob ... Read More »

Rhinos and Wildcats ready to kick off 2015 pre-season


Leeds Rhinos entertain Wakefield Trinity at Headingley Carnegie at 11.30am today at Headingley in the Tetley’s Festive Challenge with new signing Adam Cuthbertson set to make his debut, and with former Leeds prop forward Ian Kirke on the bench for the Wildcats. Cuthbertson, who arrived at the club earlier this month from NRL side Newcastle Knights, will start in the ... Read More »