Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Leeds Rhinos

Leeds reject Brierley speculation despite player interest


Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has insisted that the club have no interest in signing Ryan Brierley from Leigh Centurions – despite the player making the club aware he would like to join the Rhinos. After a blistering 2014 season, the Leigh half-back is believed to be in demand from a number of Super League clubs – one of ... Read More »

Brierley move to Leeds a non-starter

Ryan Brierley

The Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that Ryan Brierley has asked for a transfer to Super League giants Leeds Rhinos – but the move has been blocked, and Brierley will be going nowhere. Reports have constantly linked Brierley with a move away from the Centurions after a blistering 2014, with a number of Super League clubs believed to be interested ... Read More »

Watkins: I’d rather go to union than the NRL


Kallum Watkins admits that if he had the choice, he would probably choose rugby union over the NRL. But, luckily for Leeds fans, he does not have that choice to make after signing a new five-year deal with the Rhinos last week. Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington hailed the signing as a coup for the club and Super League after ... Read More »

Cuthbertson to debut for Leeds on Boxing Day


Leeds Rhinos have confirmed that forward Adam Cuthbertson will make his debut for the Rhinos in the traditional Tetley’s Festive Challenge clash against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, which takes place on Boxing Day. Cuthbertson is yet to arrive in England, and will start training with his new teammates on December 1. However, he will play in the first game of Leeds’ ... Read More »

Jamie Peacock wants Rugby League Six Nations competition

Peacock received 47 international caps during his career

Former England and Great Britain captain Jamie Peacock has suggested the possible introduction of a Six Nations tournament into international Rugby League, after admitting more needs to be done to expand the game at the very top level. Peacock believes that players are still keen to play more international games, despite a hectic schedule at domestic level every year. And ... Read More »

JJB: Current Rhinos crop capable of winning more silverware

Jamie Jones-Buchanan moonlights as a journalist for Rugby League World magazine

Jamie Jones-Buchanan insists Leeds’ current squad has another trophy winning season left in it, despite the criticism from some quarters that the Rhinos need to renew an ageing squad. In 2014 the Rhinos won the Challenge Cup for the first time since 1999, but then fell away badly and were bundled out of the play-offs in the first week by ... Read More »

Rhinos tie down Kallum Watkins to five-year deal


England centre Kallum Watkins has signed a new five-year contract with Leeds Rhinos. The 23-year-old, who is widely considered to be the best centre in Super League, is a product of the Rhinos academy and has scored 72 tries in 128 appearances for the club. His new deal will keep him at Headingley until the end of the 2019 season. ... Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Leeds’ Grand Final win of 2004

Leeds Rhinos 2004

We’ve a very special edition of our Throwback Thursday this week; as it is the tenth anniversary to the day of a historic Super League moment. In the early years of Super League, the Leeds Rhinos had seriously struggled to make a major impact on the upper echelons of the division. They appeared in the very first Grand Final of ... Read More »

Hetherington fine upheld


An independent Operational Rules tribunal has upheld the £1,000 fine imposed on Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington for questioning the motivation and integrity of an investigation into an incident in his club’s First Utility Super League fixture against St Helens played on Friday August 29. Mr Hetherington challenged the RFL’s decision to impose the fine but the Tribunal ruled ... Read More »

Joel Moon: Leeds Rhinos are still embarrassed


Leeds Rhinos centre Joel Moon admits it was embarrassing for the Rhinos to be knocked out of the play-offs in round one, but he still believes the club has had a good season. The Rhinos beat Castleford to win the Challenge Cup, but ended the year on a sour note, losing their last six Super League games in a row ... Read More »