Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Leeds Rhinos

Jamie Peacock up there with the all-time greats, says McDermott


Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has compared Jamie Peacock to some of the game’s greatest ever prop forwards, claiming he is ‘one in a million’. Peacock, now 36, has signed a new deal that will see him stay at Headingley until the end of 2015, just weeks shy of his 39th birthday. “While it’s an interesting note because of his ... Read More »

Sutcliffe will be an old-fashioned stand-off, says McDermott


Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott believes promising youngster Liam Sutcliffe is destined for a career as a halfback, despite being physically more suitable for a role in the back row. The 19-year-old, who is six feet tall and weighs just under 15 stone, made his Rhinos debut in 2013, scoring seven tries in 18 appearances. “I think Sutty will have ... Read More »

Hardaker is a good egg, says McDermott


Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has praised Zak Hardaker for the way he took the disciplinary action that resulted from his behaviour at the World Cup. The young full-back was sent home from the competition by England coach Steve McNamara and was fined by the Rhinos on his return. “He’s had a bit of a controversial offseason with what happened ... Read More »

Rob Burrow: Rhinos are more determined than ever

Rob Burrow. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos scrum-half Rob Burrow says he and his team-mates are more determined than ever to win some silverware this season. The West Yorkshire club had only their second trophy-less campaign in seven years in 2013. Burrow says it has ignited a hunger in all of them. “We’re more determined than ever,” said the England and Great Britain international. “Of ... Read More »

Rhinos to take on London at full strength

Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey, now in his 13th season at Leeds. ©RLphotos

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has named a full-strength squad for Ryan Bailey’s testimonial match against London Broncos on Friday night. The lineup features no less than seven of England’s World Cup squad, including new signing Tom Briscoe, who will make his debut in front of a home crowd. Bailey starts at prop for his testimonial game as he kicks ... Read More »

Brett Delaney: Show up for Ryan Bailey’s testimonial


Leeds Rhinos back-rower Brett Delaney believes Ryan Bailey deserves a big turn-out for his testimonial game against London Broncos this Friday night. The 28-year-old Australian, who lives with the English prop, believes the 13 years of service Bailey has under his belt warrants a bumper crowd. He also revealed he has a softer side. “Everyone thinks he is some big ... Read More »

Jamie Peacock to retire at end of 2015


Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock has signed a contract extension that will see him hang his boots up at the end of 2015. The 36-year-old signed a similar deal in March of 2012, hinting he would call time on his career at the end of 2014, but a superb 2013 saw him think again. He will be just weeks from ... Read More »

Jamie Jones-Buchanan to end career as a one-club man

Jamie Jones-Buchanan in action against Warrington. ©RLPhotos

England forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan has signed a contract that will see him play out his career where he started it – with Leeds Rhinos. The 32-year-old, who writes a monthly column in Rugby League World magazine, penned a three-year deal that will see him at Headingley until the end of 2016. He said: “It is great to have agreed the ... Read More »

Rhinos squad for Hunslet friendly announced


A mix of experience and youth has been assembled for Leeds Rhinos’ trip south of the river on Sunday to face Hunslet in the traditional Leeds Brewery Lazenby Cup clash. Competition for places in the squad that lines up at Hull KR on the season’s opening day is hotting up. Grand Final winners Kylie Leuluai and Ryan Bailey start in ... Read More »

Jimmy Keinhorst keen on Wildcats

Jimmy Keinhorst. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos players Jimmy Keinhorst and Luke Briscoe have both signed one-year loan agreements with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Keinhorst, 23, and Briscoe, 19, have linked up with Trinity in a bid to land themselves regular first-team action as the Wildcats look to rebuild following a host of off-season departures. Keinhorst made nine appearances for the Rhinos in Super League last ... Read More »