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£40m funding confirmed for Headingley Stadium redevelopment

THE MYSTERY backer helping fund the multi-million pound redevelopment of Headingley Stadium has been revealed as insurance and investment management group Legal & General.

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Jamie Ellis.
PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Castleford Tigers: Giants ‘half’ Ellis rejoins Cas after season-long loan at Robins

GOAL-KICKING HALF-BACK Jamie Ellis has returned to Castleford Tigers on a three-year contract.

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Champions: Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow lift the Super League Trophy after victory over Castleford Tigers.
Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

Magic Weekend: It’s a Grand Final rematch in Newcastle as Hull clubs collide

Next year’s Super League Magic Weekend will be staged at Newcastle’s St James’ Park, the Rugby Football League have confirmed.

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Exiting Cas forward Larne Patrick is set to join Championship side Leigh. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Castleford Tigers: Forward Patrick quits after a year to join Leigh Centurions

PROP-FORWARD LARNE Patrick has left Castleford Tigers “by mutual agreement” after just one season of a three-year deal.

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Adam Cuthbertson and Jamie Jones-Buchanan celebrate with the Super League trophy after the Grand Final last week.

Leeds Rhinos to parade the Super League trophy at Elland Road

Grand Final winners Leeds Rhinos will parade the Super League trophy at Elland Road tomorrow when Leeds United take on Reading in the Championship.

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Harry Tyson-Wilson.

Hunslet sign up former England Academy half-back Tyson-Wilson from York City Knights

HUNSLET HAVE signed former England Academy and Hull half-back Harry Tyson-Wilson from York City Knights on a one-year contract.

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Leeds Rhinos' Danny McGuire celebrates with Mitch Garbutt.

ANALYSIS: Where the 2017 Super League Grand Final was won and lost

LEEDS RHINOS upset the odds by beating table-toppers Castleford Tigers 24-6 in the Betfred Super League Grand Final – here’s where the game was won and lost.

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

‘We saved our worst until last’ says Castleford Tigers boss Powell

COACH DARYL Powell admitted Castleford Tigers’ performance in the 24-6 Grand Final loss to Leeds Rhinos was their poorest of the season.

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Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott  applauds after the final whistle at Old Trafford. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

Leeds Rhinos’ Grand Final win “crazy” – McDermott

It will take a while for what Leeds Rhinos have achieved this year to sink in, coach Brian McDermott admitted after his side’s stunning Grand Final win.

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Stevie Ward.

Leeds Rhinos forward Stevie Ward cleared to play in Grand Final

Leeds Rhinos forward Stevie Ward has been cleared to play in tomorrow’s Betfred Super League Grand Final against Castleford Tigers – just eight days after suffering a dislocated shoulder.

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Leeds Rhinos give injured Ward time to recover

THE ODDS remain stacked against him, but Leeds Rhinos are refusing to give up on Stevie Ward’s Grand Final hopes.

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Zak Hardaker.

Peter Smith: Castleford Tigers CAN cope without dropped Zak Hardaker in Grand Final

AS BOMBSHELL announcements go, it doesn’t get any bigger.

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Castleford Tigers have dropped Zak Hardaker (Picture: PA)

Castleford Tigers drop Zak Hardaker, but Ward is in contention for Leeds Rhinos

Former Man of Steel Zak Hardaker has sensationally been left out of Castleford Tigers’ squad to face Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford on Saturday following a breach of club rules.

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Video: Castleford Tigers’ Sene-Lefao excited by Grand Final showdown

WHAT HAS happened previously this season will count for nothing in Saturday’s Betfred Super League Grand Final, according to Castleford Tigers’ influential forward Jesse Sene-Lefao.

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Video: ‘Only our best will be good enough’ says Leeds Rhinos’ Joel Moon

UNDERDOGS LEEDS Rhinos will have to play better than they have all year to shock Castleford Tigers at Old Trafford on Saturday, stand-off Joel Moon reckons.

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Alex Foster on the charge against Hull.

Castleford Tigers: Foster relishing ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity with Tigers

CASTLEFORD TIGERS forward Alex Foster’s season began at Oxford and could end at Old Trafford.

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HELLO THERE: Nathaniel Peteru is tackled during an NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels. He will be playing for Leeds Rhinos next season.Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

Leeds Rhinos: Chat with Kylie Leuluai convinced new signing Peteru to join the Rhinos

LEEDS RHINOS have signed Gold Coast Titans prop-forward Nathaniel Peteru on a three-year contract.

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Wakefield Trinity will host Leeds Rhinos on Boxi9ng Day this year - for one yar only. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Construction work sees Leeds-Wakefield Boxing Day clash switched to Belle Vue

LEEDS RHINOS’ traditional Boxing Day clash with Wakefield Trinity will go ahead this year, but is to be staged at Beaumont Legal Stadium, Belle Vue.

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Leeds Rhinos could play up to 36 games this season if they reach the Grand Final, 12 more than some teams in his native Australia, but Leeds hooker Matt Parcell hasnt flagged during a fine debut campaign.

Leeds Rhinos: Player of Year Matt Parcell is ready to deliver

FANS’ PLAYER of the year Matt Parcell is still coming to terms with the long and the short of Super League.

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Dean Hadley. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Q: When is a ban not a ban? A: When it involves a game Wakefield forward Hadley isn’t allowed to play in

Wakefield Trinity forward Dean Hadley has been banned for a game he wasn’t allowed to play in.

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