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Nobody hurting more than Kev, says Leeds Rhinos boss

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott insists Kevin Sinfield did not cost the Rhinos victory on Thursday night, after he was uncharacteristically sent off for the first time in his career. Ben Thaler showed the Rhinos and England skipper red after he clashed heads with Castleford full-back Luke Dorn during their 24-24 draw at Headingley, and although McDermott said it ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers

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It’s arguably the biggest game between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers in years – as pointed out by Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott – with the winner claiming top spot on the Super League ladder. And the big story surrounding the clash is the return of Leeds full-back Zak Hardaker, who has completed a five-match ban for using abusive language ... Read More »

Biggest Leeds v Cas game in years, says Mac

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Brian McDermott has admitted Thursday’s huge Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers clash is the biggest game between the two sides in years, as the prospect of top spot in Super League is on offer. The winners will top the table with a victory on Thursday, and McDermott is under no illusions about the task ahead of his side, saying that ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos boss to welcome back more stars

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has confirmed he will welcome back a trio of forward stars ahead of their massive clash against Castleford Tigers, as well as star full-back Zak Hardaker. The likes of Ryan Bailey and Jamie Jones-Buchanan will return from injury to feature against the Tigers, but the big news will be the return of Zak Hardaker ... Read More »

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats a different beast, says boss

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach James Webster has warned that his side are not the same team who suffered two thumping defeats to Leeds Rhinos earlier in the season – admitting they believe they have every chance of causing another upset by beating the Rhinos tonight. Since Webster took charge, the Wildcats are unbeaten in their last three games – ... Read More »

Don’t write JJB off, says Leeds Rhinos coach

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has hit back at suggestions Jamie Jones-Buchanan could be nearing the end of his career, after his latest injury setback ruled him out of this weekend’s visit of Catalan Dragons. The 32-year-old only returned from a 12-game layoff during last weekend’s win over Widnes, but picked up another injury, meaning he is set for ... Read More »

I didn’t expect England call, says Hardaker

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Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker admits he never expected to be included in England’s latest mid-season training camp, after his controversial exit from the squad during the last World Cup. Hardaker left before the end of the tournament, and claims he didn’t speak to Steve McNamara again until a few weeks ago, when he was informed he was selected for ... Read More »

I thought England chance had gone, says Zak Hardaker

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Leeds Rhinos and England star Zak Hardaker admits he thought he had blown his chance of playing for England all over again, after his latest ban for his club. Hardaker left England’s World Cup squad under a dark cloud last year, but has been one of the stars of Super League 2014 with a string of impressive performances. However, his ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants

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Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants kick off this weekend’s Super League action with what is expected to be a thunderous West Yorkshire derby at Headingley Carnegie. With the Rhinos being made to work for their place in the semi-finals of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup last weekend against Leigh, backing up against a rejuvenated Giants outfit will be no easy task. ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v Leigh Centurions

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The second Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final of the weekend is another Super League v Championship affair, as Championship pace-setters Leigh Centurions take their unbeaten record to Headingley, as they face Leeds Rhinos. With the Rhinos still hunting their first cup victory since 1999, the Centurions will have to be at their best to produce a performance capable of beating what ... Read More »