Saturday, December 20, 2014
Rugby League News

Leeds Rhinos

Man of Steel win would be incredible, says Peacock

Jamie-Peacock

Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock says it would be “incredible” to win the Man of Steel award for a second time, but is not setting his sights on individual glory. The former Great Britain star is considered to be among the frontrunners for the newly-named Steve Prescott Man of Steel award in 2014, potentially becoming only the fourth man to ... Read More »

Peacock awarded testimonial; plans involve Sam Burgess

Jamie Peacock

Leeds legend Jamie Peacock was awarded a three-month testimonial by the Rhinos last week, as he gears up to enter his tenth and final season with his boyhood club. He admits he never thought he’d spend a decade at the top with Leeds when he signed ahead of the 2006 season, and he has revealed that Sam Burgess will play ... Read More »

Peacock: Experience is key in play-offs

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Jamie Peacock believes that Leeds’ big game experience will stand them in good stead when it comes to the play-offs, despite setting themselves the daunting task of winning the Grand Final from sixth place. Peacock is going in search of an unprecedented ninth Grand Final success in 2014, after three wins with Bradford and five victories with the Rhinos. “We ... Read More »

Peacock wants one more World Club Challenge

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Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock is determined to reach another Grand Final so he can fulfil his wish of playing in one last World Club Challenge. The 36-year-old plans to hang up his boots at the end of next season and is eager to have one last crack at the Aussies before he bows out. “You don’t get tired of ... Read More »

RFL to take “no further action” on Zak Hardaker

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The RFL has confirmed that no further action will be taken on Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker following an investigation into allegations of homophobic abuse made on a St Helens player during a match in late August. The game’s governing body said in a statement: “Details of the investigation were presented to the RFL Match Review Panel which concluded that ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos’ Zak Hardaker in dark over investigation

Zak Hardaker

Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker has revealed he has been given no indication as to when the investigation over an alleged homophobic comment will be concluded – but has called on those involved to come to a speedy resolution, regardless of the result. It has now been over two weeks since the alleged incident during Leeds’ loss to St Helens, ... Read More »

Hull roar back to beat Leeds

Hull FC had their 19-year-old centre Jack Logan to thank, as the youngster scored two of the Black and Whites’ four tries in the final 20 minutes of the game to seal a remarkable 24-19 victory against Leeds Rhinos at the KC Stadium. It was a fitting result for Hull veteran Richard Horne, who was making his last appearance for ... Read More »

England’s loss can be Leeds’ gain, says McDermott

Kevin-Sinfield

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott believes Kevin Sinfield’s international retirement will be beneficial to both his side and his captain’s future career. Sinfield announced last week that he would not take part in this autumn’s Four Nations in Australia and New Zealand or add to his 26 England caps and 14 Great Britain appearances in the future. “This is a ... Read More »

Wigan overcome Rhinos to go second

Wigan Warriors got back to winning ways at the DW Stadium tonight, beating Leeds Rhinos 21-6 in a crucial clash that saw the Warriors consolidate their Super League play-off prospects. Wigan took the lead early with a superb try from recalled winger Joe Burgess, who touched down a Blake Green kick to the tryline. The Rhinos responded strongly, but went ... Read More »

Opinion: Could Club Call finally deliver at the final hurdle?

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If Rugby League has become at least mildly popular amongst the mainstream media for one thing in recent years, it is the game’s bravery when it comes to innovation. Granted, some of the things the game has trialled over the years haven’t exactly been a resounding success – think the World Club Challenge of 1997, for example – but some ... Read More »

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