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Category: Leeds Rhinos

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Ash Handley’s try leaves 11-man Leeds enough room to fend off Warrington

Warrington 16 Leeds 22Late Warrington charge held off by depleted RhinosThere are moments in a season which are the very definition of pivotal. If Leeds’ season is to end with success – whatever that looks like – this night will be one they will look b…

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Kevin Sinfield will leave Leeds Rhinos to take up Leicester Tigers coaching role

Rugby league legend switches codes to become defence coachCites lack of enjoyment in director of rugby positionLeicester Tigers have confirmed that Kevin Sinfield will cross rugby codes and join the club’s staff as defence coach next season, with Sinfi…

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Leeds ignite season as they beat Castleford with 11-try demolition job

Castleford 6-60 LeedsLuke Gale at majestic best to lead Leeds to victoryRichard Agar had promised that as his key players returned from injury, Leeds Rhinos’ sluggish start to the new season would drift into the distance. Yet not even he could have pre…

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Rob Burrow: ‘I’ve had such a wonderful life. I want to make the most of the time I have left’

The Leeds Rhinos stalwart and his wife Lindsey look back at his storied career and share their heartfelt journey since he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease Rob Burrow can no longer talk and yet, on a rainy bank holiday evening at home in Pontefr…

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Zak Hardaker’s magic moment for Wigan leaves Leeds in a spin

Leeds Rhinos 6-19 Wigan WarriorsFull-back’s brilliant try drives Warriors to victoryZak Hardaker was influential as Wigan continued their perfect start to the Super League season with victory against an injury-depleted Leeds Rhinos.Hardaker looks to be…

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Tetevano sent off as St Helens knock out Challenge Cup holders Leeds

Challenge Cup third round: St Helens 26-18 LeedsGrace and Makinson score two tries each for SaintsFormer New Zealand international Zane Tetevano was sent off as Leeds relinquished their hold on the Betfred Challenge Cup despite a late rally by their 12…

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Leeds hold off Johnstone-inspired Wakefield in Super League opener

Wakefield 22-28 LeedsJack Broadbent’s try on the hour proves the differenceThere is often plenty to learn in the early weeks of the Super League season. Friday’s opening night taught us what we perhaps already knew: that St Helens and Wigan are the two…

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Could Leeds Rhinos’ mouthguards help reduce the risk of concussion?

Collisions will be measured through smart gumshields and the in-game data will help inform decisions about potential injuryLeeds Rhinos have long been regarded as one of rugby league’s most forward-thinking clubs and when they take to the field for the…

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Super League transfers: new signings who could shape the season

Some clubs have been busier than others in the transfer market before the league returns next weekendBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredSt HelensWhen you’ve won the league, the best development option is to keep things simple: just add quality. So…

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Leeds’ Stevie Ward ‘haunted’ by future as concussion forces retirement at 27

Ward suffers daily symptoms after two concussions last year ‘I will now try to shine a light on the darker side of the game’Stevie Ward says he is “haunted” about what his long-term health may look like after announcing his retirement at the age of 27 …

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Arise Sir Lewis: Hamilton given knighthood in new year honours list

Rob Burrow awarded MBE for work on MND awarenessAnne Keothavong among those also handed honoursA stunning 12 months for Lewis Hamilton on and off the track, which included equalling Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Formula One titles and becoming a…

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Kevin Sinfield: ‘To see Rob on the finishing line made it so special’

Former Leeds captain on his seven marathons in seven days and watching friend and ex-teammate Rob Burrow cope with MND‘Throughout all the runs, at different stages, I’d be welling up and choking up,” Kevin Sinfield says when he remembers running seven …

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Kevin Sinfield hopes marathon fundraising efforts can help find MND cure

Former England captain runs seven marathons in seven daysSinfield raises £1.2m in support of former teammate Rob Burrow The former Leeds Rhinos and England rugby league captain, Kevin Sinfield, is hopeful his fundraising efforts to support his former t…

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Catalans’ pent-up energy sweeps aside Leeds to keep Grand Final in sight

Catalans Dragons 26-14 LeedsTom Davies rocks Leeds after only 90 secondsCatalans Dragons are no strangers to making rugby league history, but even by their standards what happens over the next fortnight could surpass even their own expectations. Having…

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Catalans’ pent-up energy sweeps aside Leeds to keep Grand Final in sight

Catalans Dragons 26-14 LeedsTom Davies rocks Leeds after only 90 secondsCatalans Dragons are no strangers to making rugby league history, but even by their standards what happens over the next fortnight could surpass even their own expectations. Having…

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Josh Simm runs in hat-trick in St Helens’ Super League demolition of Leeds

St Helens 40-8 LeedsChampions set for Super League play-offs after winSt Helens all but secured their place in the Super League play-offs after a comfortable victory against an under-strength Leeds Rhinos. With the new Challenge Cup holders only five d…

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Leeds players keen to silence critics and build on Challenge Cup triumph

The detractors were quick to sharpen their knives after Leeds’ victory over Salford at Wembley but Richie Myler and Luke Gale believe Rhinos can use it as a springboard for more successThe champagne corks had barely popped inside Wembley on Saturday be…

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Luke Gale’s late drop goal grabs Challenge Cup for Leeds from Salford

Leeds 17-16 SalfordBoth sides deliver on a wonderful occasion at WembleyLuke Gale’s drop goal with four minutes remaining ensured Leeds Rhinos won the Challenge Cup for the first time in five years on Saturday, denying Salford a first title since 1938 …

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Challenge Cup final: Brown and Gale put friendship aside for Wembley showdown

The Salford and Leeds scrum-halves – and former England roommates – are both hoping to win the sport’s most prestigious competition for the first timeThey will be direct rivals in the most unique Challenge Cup final in rugby league history this weekend…

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Covid-19 positive tests throw Salford’s Challenge Cup plans into doubt

Two players test positive, with two more self-isolatingWarrington beat Leeds 32-6, Hull KR beat Salford 24-22Leeds and Salford both endured defeat in their final league games before this weekend’s meeting in the Challenge Cup final – on a day when two …