Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Leeds Rhinos

Burrow aiming to be fit for start of 2015 season

Rob Burrow

Leeds Rhinos utility Rob Burrow has revealed that he has undergone “therapy” to correct an injury problem which plagued him during the latter part of last season – but has insisted that he will be right for the beginning of the 2015 campaign. Burrow played a crucial role in Leeds’ run to Challenge Cup glory, before their season ended prematurely ... Read More »

Sutcliffe signs three-year deal with Leeds Rhinos


Liam Sutcliffe has signed a new three-year deal with Leeds Rhinos. The 19-year-old made his first-team breakthrough in the recently-concluded season, making 26 appearances and winning the Challenge Cup along the way. The former Hunslet amateur is seen as one of the long-term successors to the current creative trio of Rob Burrow, Danny McGuire and Kevin Sinfield, who have formed ... Read More »

Bulls and Rhinos to battle in Peacock’s testimonial


Bradford Bulls and Leeds Rhinos will lock horns in pre-season, as they do battle in a game specially arranged to mark Jamie Peacock’s testimonial. Peacock has played on both sides of the bitter West Yorkshire rivalry, and with no league fixture between the two sides this year, the curtain-raiser on January 25 will be certain to have a real edge ... Read More »

“Disappointed” Ablett looking at the positives

Carl Ablett

Leeds Rhinos utility Carl Ablett admits he was “disappointed” to miss out on England selection for the Four Nations but insists he has put it all behind him. The 28-year-old, who was initially selected in Steve McNamara’s train-on squad in June but didn’t make the final cut, says there is a silver lining to the cloud: being able to have ... Read More »

Sinfield has surgery; out until late December


Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield has revealed he underwent knee surgery last week, but insists he will be fit and raring to go around the turn of the new year. The 33-year-old told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I did it [the injury] in the season. We thought the rest throughout the off-season would fix it up, but unfortunately that wasn’t ... Read More »

Singleton signs new deal with Leeds Rhinos

Brad Singleton

Leeds Rhinos have announced that young prop Brad Singleton has signed a new long-term deal with the club, committing to the Rhinos for the next four seasons. The 22-year-old enjoyed his most prominent run in the Leeds side during the 2014 season, making 22 appearances for the club as they went on to lift the Challenge Cup. And Singleton says ... Read More »

Aiton “dealing” with ASADA row in Australia


Leeds Rhinos have insisted they are confident hooker Paul Aiton will be available to play for them next season, but have said they are still waiting to hear whether he will face a suspension following ASADA’s investigation into the Cronulla Sharks. Aiton played for the Sharks during their controversial supplements program of 2011, but has not been offered a backdated ... Read More »

Hetherington sees Graham in Cuthbertson


Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington believes new signing Adam Cuthbertson and England prop James Graham have similar qualities. Former Newcastle front-rower Cuthbertson is expected to make his debut on Boxing Day after joining his new club in early December. “I believe he will be a terrific signing, not only for Leeds Rhinos, but also for Super League,” he said. ... Read More »

Rhinos will be competitive next season, insists Hetherington

The Rhinos celebrate their Challenge Cup success.

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington believes the club will remain competitive in 2015, despite losing more first team players than they have signed. “Our policy is first and foremost to develop players and to give them an opportunity in the first team,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “If they are good enough and then to reward them for ... Read More »

Centurions slam Rhinos in Brierley row

Ryan Brierley

Leigh Centurions Head of Rugby Derek Beaumont has issued a stinging criticism of Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington about allegedly seeking to approach contracted Centurions player Ryan Brierley, but then denying that they are interested in signing him. As the rumour mill went into overdrive last week, the Rhinos issued a statement from Hetherington, which said: “I can categorically ... Read More »