Price says timing suited Leeds as Hill leaves to be with wife during Warrington defeat

Warrington Wolves coach Steve Price said the timing of captain Chris Hill’s departure from the game for unconventional reasons suited Thursday’s opponents Leeds perfectly. Hill withdrew himself midway through the second half of Thursday’s 16-12 loss to the Rhinos to be with his wife, who had been rushed to hospital after going into labour with their fourth child. And Price,…

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Watkins reveals pride in captaining Leeds as he prepares to begin new role tonight

A new era begins for Leeds Rhinos tonight: and it is hard to imagine few better prepared than Kallum Watkins to lead the reigning Super League champions into 2018 and beyond. A decade ago, Watkins arrived a shy teenager from his native Manchester; he was so young, he had to live with a guardian during his inaugural few years at…

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Brad Dwyer to step out of the shadows ahead of Leeds debut

For any aspiring athlete the feeling of restraint is among the most frustrating to overcome. It’s there where Brad Dwyer’s reasons to leave Warrington last year derive from. Ever since breaking onto the scene as an 18-year-old, few have doubted the potential possessed by the explosive hooker. But during his time with the Wolves there was always something keeping the…

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Leeds’ Adam Cuthbertson still yearns for England cap in 2018

Leeds Rhinos prop Adam Cuthbertson has admitted that West Yorkshire and England increasingly feels like home as he enters the final year of his contract with the Rhinos, before insisting he would still love the opportunity to represent England. The 32-year-old has been one of the Rhinos’ most successful overseas imports in recent years since arriving from Newcastle in 2015,…

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Ward admits he’s doubtful for Leeds’ Super League opener at Warrington

Leeds forward Stevie Ward admits his hopes of being fit for their Super League opener against Warrington are looking doubtful – saying their World Club Challenge game in Melbourne next month is now his goal. Ward played through the pain barrier with a serious shoulder injury to help the Rhinos win the Grand Final last October – an injury which…

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Rob Burrow to begin coaching career on Friday night against Coventry

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow will begin a new chapter of his illustrious career on Friday night at the Butts Park Arena in Coventry when the side he coaches take on Coventry Bears in the latest pre-season game for the Rhinos. The side will include a number of first-team squad members including Jordan Lilley, Ash Handley, Harry Newman, Mikolaj Oledzki,…

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Watkins awarded Leeds Rhinos captaincy

Kallum Watkins has been named as the new captain of Leeds Rhinos. Watkins, the 26-year-old England international, has taken the captaincy from Danny McGuire, who left the club at the end of last season to join Hull Kingston Rovers. He has beaten off competition from the likes of Stevie Ward, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Carl Ablett for the armband and will…

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Brett Ferres determined to show Leeds ‘the player they signed’ after hit-and-miss start to Rhinos career

Brett Ferres insists it is time for him to “become the player Leeds signed” after a frustrating two seasons with the club. 2017 proved to be a horrendous year for Ferres as he struggled to overcome knee and groin injuries, which plagued his entire campaign. Despite being fit for selection for the majority of the year, the severity of his…

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Ukraine RL Announce New Franchises

Following meetings in England in the run up to Christmas, Ukraine Rugby League has announced a revamp of its top competition which will see five regional Super League franchises put in place, each allied to an English club.  Those five – participants in the 2018 Joma Super Rugby League – will be as follows:  Transcarpathia Trinity, linked to Wakefield; Lviv…

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