McDermott pleased with defensive resilience as Leeds return to winning ways

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott praised his side’s defensive toughness as they bounced back to winning ways with victory over Hull. Two tries apiece from Kallum Watkins and Tom Briscoe ensured the Rhinos made it three wins from their opening four games, on a night when the club reopened its doors to Emerald Headingley for the first time since construction…

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Leeds confirm Catalans fixture is in ‘some doubt’ – with decision likely on Thursday

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has admitted that Friday’s game against Catalans is in ‘some doubt’ – with a decision to be made before the Dragons fly to England on Thursday. West Yorkshire is one of a number of areas currently being hit by the ‘Beast from the East’, with snow and freezing temperatures engulfing large parts of the…

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Keith Galloway retires from elite rugby and leaves Leeds Rhinos

Australian forward Keith Galloway left Leeds Rhinos and returned to Australia. The prop, whose time in England has been tempered by two horrific Achilles injuries, has been seen in pictures shared by Australian side Oakdale Workers, appearing to show him signing for the club. And the Rhinos have now confirmed that the forward has indeed left Leeds. He said: “It has…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s five Super League games

Wakefield v Huddersfield (7:45pm, Sky Sports) Wakefield make three changes for Friday’s televised clash with Huddersfield. Out go the injured Kyle Wood, plus Reece Lyne and Justin Horo. In their place come Jordan Crowther, Joe Arundel and Keegan First. Giants coach Rick Stone makes one change to his 19-man squad for the game. Forward Adam Walne drops out due to…

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ROUND-UP: The best of today’s rugby league action

Krisnan Inu scored two tries as Widnes Vikings picked up a 23-6 win over Leeds Rhinos in today’s only Super League fixture. Toulouse Olympique stunned Championship favourites Leigh Centurions as the French full-timers came from 20-6 behind to win 32-26 despite Eddy Pettybourne being sent off before half time. London Broncos continued their 100% start to the season with an impressive 47-16 defeat over the previously unbeaten Toronto Wolfpack. There was also home wins for Batley Bulldogs, Dewsbury Rams and Featherstone Rovers while Halifax picked…

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McDermott unhappy with late decision to have two referees officiate Melbourne clash

Leeds coach Brian McDermott has revealed his unhappiness at being informed Friday’s World Club Challenge with Melbourne will be officiated by two referees just 48 hours before kick-off. McDermott says that Leeds had agreed to play the game under international rules before departing for Australia – which would have meant the standard one referee system used in both international and…

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McDermott praises Keinhorst – but Leeds suffer injury blows as they head to Melbourne

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott praised centre Jimmy Keinhorst as his hat-trick helped them preserve their unbeaten start to the Super League season – but they will head to Melbourne for the World Club Challenge without two key players following Thursday’s win over Hull KR. The Rhinos won 20-11 at Elland Road to make it two wins from two, but…

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Watkins expecting mentor McGuire to bring his best to emotionally-charged Elland Road clash

Kallum Watkins will class mentor Danny McGuire as an enemy for the first time in his professional career tonight: but the Leeds Rhinos captain knows exactly what to expect from a man who he has celebrated many a success with over the last decade or so. McGuire returns to Leeds as an opposition player tonight for the first time since…

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Jones-Buchanan insists he’s got no intention of slowing down just yet

Evergreen Leeds forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan insists he’s got no intention of slowing down while he’s still enjoying playing after another all-action display last week. Jones-Buchanan is now Super League’s second-oldest player, yet that did not prevent him producing a lung-busting 80-minute performance last Thursday as the Rhinos began their season with victory at Warrington. And the 36-year-old told League Express…

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