Friday, November 28, 2014
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Leeds Rhinos

Experience will benefit our preparation, says McDermott

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott believes their preparation for Saturday’s Challenge Cup Final will be aided by the experience of their recent trips to Wembley – but insists it won’t matter a jot come gameday. Recent trips to the capital for cup final appearances in 2010, 2011 and 2012 have ended in defeat for the Rhinos, but McDermott says ... Read More »

Rhinos boss: I wouldn’t be surprised if Huby plays

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott admits he wouldn’t be surprised if prop Craig Huby turned out for Castleford Tigers this Saturday in the Challenge Cup Final – two weeks after dislocating his elbow. Huby suffered the horrific injury playing for Cas in their semi-final victory against Widnes Vikings – with his fitness arguably one of the biggest talking points ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: The Rhinos’ run to the final

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In preparation for this weekend’s Challenge Cup final, we’re taking a look at both Leeds and Castleford’s incredible runs to the showpiece Wembley event, with the Rhinos first up in the spotlight. Leeds have had it far from easy on their run to Wembley, facing high quality opposition in each and every round they’ve played in this year’s cup. So ... Read More »

Vote: Who will win Saturday’s Challenge Cup final?

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Every week in League Express we ask our readers to give us their predictions or opinions on some of the game’s hottest topics or talking points. This week, we’re asking you to predict a winner from Saturday’s Challenge Cup final. Will Castleford conquer the Rhinos or will Leeds get their hands on the game’s most prestigious trophy? What do you ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos boss names cup final side

Brian-Mcdermott

In an extraordinary twist at Monday’s Challenge Cup Final press conference, Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott took the unusual step to name his team for the match – five days before the game. McDermott told a packed press conference that he has a near fully fit squad to select from, and went as far as to actually tell reporters the ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos leave out nine of semi-final squad

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Leeds Rhinos have opted to rotate their squad ahead of this weekend’s clash against London Broncos – with nine of their semi-final winning squad left out for the trip to the capital. Similar to Castleford Tigers – who have left out a whole host of their big hitters the week before the Challenge Cup Final – the Rhinos have given ... Read More »

Sutcliffe living the Tetley’s Challenge Cup dream

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Liam Sutcliffe has been to Wembley with Leeds Rhinos twice before, but 2014 holds an extra special significance for the lifelong Leeds fan, as this time he travels to the capital as a first team player. The 19-year-old stand-off broke into the first team from the academy setup last season and his impressive performances have seen him become a regular ... Read More »

5 things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

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Wigan Warriors and Hull KR kicked off another action-packed Rugby League weekend with a fantastic 14-14 draw on Thursday night, and set the platform nicely for another weekend full of drama, twists and turns. With Super League back for just one week before taking another break for the Challenge Cup final, it is already shaping up to be a massive ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos boss knows lineup for cup final

Brian-Mcdermott

Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott admits he knows his starting line-up for next Saturday’s Challenge Cup Final – but admits there are still spots available on the bench. The Rhinos bid to end their 15-year hoodoo with the Challenge Cup next weekend when they lock horns with Castleford Tigers at Wembley, and McDermott told the media on Thursday that ... Read More »

Kevin Sinfield: I want to play on until 2016

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Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield says he won’t retire until at least the end of 2016, at which point he will have played in 20 different seasons for the Rhinos. But the 33-year-old realises his body could make the decision for him sooner than he plans. “In an ideal world I would love to do another two years,” Sinfield told the ... Read More »