TotalRL’s Team of the Week: Super League Super 8s, Round Three

Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford) It was another vintage night for the 2015 Man of Steel: who scored twice and was defensively superb during the Tigers’ historic victory against Wakefield. Wing: Greg Eden (Castleford) He’s back. Eden notched up try number 35 during Castleford’s win over Wakefield on Thursday and now looks odds-on to break Denny Solomona’s record of last year.…

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McDermott confident of Leeds response on emotional night at Headingley

Leeds coach Brian McDermott insists his side will provide a response on an emotionally-charged night at Headingley this evening – while also revealing the reasons behind dropping fullback Ashton Golding for tonight’s clash with St Helens. The Rhinos will bid farewell to their famous South Stand this evening in a game which victory would go a long way to securing…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Leeds v St Helens (8pm, Sky Sports) Leeds have left fullback Ashton Golding out of their squad to play St Helens on Friday night. That means a likely recall for Jack Walker, St Helens – in their final game before Ben Barba’s 12-match suspension comes to an end – have made just one change to their 19-man squad. Tommy Lee…

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TotalRL Team of the Week: Super League Super 8s Round Two

Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford) Hardaker continues to set the benchmark as the competition’s best fullback in both attack and defence: and he was outstanding last Friday as Castleford beat Salford to move in on the League Leaders’ Shield. Wing: Tom Davies (Wigan) The young Wigan winger scored a remarkable try during the Warriors’ win against Huddersfield: he now appears in…

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McDermott concedes Leeds could not handle Wakefield following defeat

Leeds coach Brian McDermott admitted his side could not handle local rivals Wakefield Trinity in their convincing defeat to Chris Chester’s side on Thursday night. The Rhinos were outscored six tries to one and well-beaten at the Beaumont Legal Stadium – and McDermott offered up no excuses for his side’s below-par display. “They (Wakefield) were really good,” he said. “They…

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Leeds Rhinos remain Super League’s most profitable club despite difficult 2016

Leeds Rhinos say they remain Super League’s most profitable club despite a “challenging year on and off the pitch” in 2016 per their latest annual accounts. Leeds Cricket, Football and Athletic Company Limited, the owners of Leeds Rhinos, have published their annual accounts for last year and, after a record-breaking 2015 for the Rhinos, the club say that created a…

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Brian McDermott challenges Jack Walker to ‘wrestle’ the fullback shirt from Ash Golding

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has challenged young fullback Jack Walker to go out and wrestle the club’s number one shirt away from the clutches of current incumbent Ashton Golding after he agreed a new deal with the club. Walker finally put pen to paper on a three-year deal to become part of Leeds’ first-team for 2018 and beyond after…

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Jack Walker signs three-year deal with Leeds

Jack Walker has ended speculation over his future after penning a new three-year deal with Leeds Rhinos. The 17-year-old fullback has been at the centre of heavy speculation after the Rhinos claimed he had rejected a new deal to stay with the club. But it’s understood Walker, who has impressed immensely in his eight appearances for the Rhinos this year,…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s games

Leeds v Wigan (8pm, Sky Sports) Brett Delaney makes a welcome return for Leeds, with Josh Jordan-Roberts missing out. Wigan make two changes from the side that defeated Salford in the Challenge Cup, with youngsters Jack Wells and Josh Ganson replacing Joel Tomkins (groin) and Sam Powell (suspension). Liam Farrell retains his place in the squad despite not recovering in…

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