Following unprecedented demand this week, Leeds Rhinos have confirmed that UK broadcaster Premier Sports will be showing the treble winners’ clash with World Champions New Zealand this Friday at Headingley Carnegie live with kick-off at 8pm.
The game will attract a record attendance for a game between Leeds and the touring Kiwis and should provide a fantastic warm-up to the International test series against England this Autumn. It will also be the official farewell to Leeds legends Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield and Kylie Leuluai and a chance for fans to celebrate the historic treble – plus Rhinos legends Adrian Morley and Ali Lauitiiti will be back in blue and amber for one night only.
Stuart Pyke, along with former Leeds skipper Iestyn Harris, will present coverage from Headingley Carnegie in what should be a celebration of all that is good in our game. The channel, which also shows every game from the NRL, is available through Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk and online via the Premier Player. More information is available by visiting www.premiersports.tv.
There are now fewer than 1,000 tickets left for the Western Terrace for Friday night’s clash with New Zealand at Headingley Carnegie and around 100 single and restricted view seats still available.
All five players will receive a special welcome onto the field before the game to mark the occasion and we will hear from all five after the game as they are presented with their official heritage number and a token of our appreciation for their outstanding service to both Leeds Rhinos and the game of Rugby League.
The South Stand and Carnegie Stand terraces are now both sold out. The highest attendance so far in 2015 was for the visit of St Helens in July when 18,514 were present however that figure could now be surpassed. If that was the case, it would be a record crowd for a Leeds v New Zealand game, which currently stands at 17,039 back in November 1951. The last time Leeds played a touring side was in 1994, when 18,581 watched the Kangaroos win 48-6 at Headingley.