Peter Smith

Rhinos’ World Club Challenge clash in Melbourne set for live TV coverage

Leeds Rhinos’ World Club Challenge tie at Melbourne Storm next month will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event.

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Jamie Ellis, pictured during his first spell at Castleford Tigers.

Jamie Ellis relishing second chance with top targets Castleford Tigers

CASTLEFORD TIGERS will be the team everyone wants to beat this year – but new recruit Jamie Ellis insists they can handle that pressure.

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Kallum Watkins: New 
Leeds Rhinos captain.

How Kallum Watkins revealed his leadership qualities in Leeds Rhinos’ darkest times

THE announcement was left until little more than two weeks before the season begins, but coach Brian McDermott insists Kallum Watkins was an “obvious choice” as Leeds Rhinos’ new captain.

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WINNER: Leeds Rhinos' Kallum Watkins celebrates scoring his side's second try ion last year's Grand Final at Old Trafford against Castleford Tigers. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

Peter Smith: Why Kallum Watkins is ideal choice for Leeds Rhinos’ captaincy

KALLUM WATKINS’ appointment as Leeds Rhinos’ captain was a surprise to some fans - although the fact the club used his image on the front of their 2018 handbook was a clue.

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NEW FACE:  Michael Monaghan. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA

Michael Monaghan signs up for Wakefield Trinity’s 2018 bid to aim higher

FORMER Lance Todd Trophy winner Michael Monaghan has joined Wakefield Trinity as assistant to coach Chris Chester.

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LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Leeds Rhinos' new captain, Kallum Watkins . Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Kallum Watkins ‘honoured’ to be named new captain of Leeds Rhinos

England centre Kallum Watkins has been confirmed as Leeds Rhinos’ new captain.

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Kyle Wood is tackled by Ahton Golding.

Wakefield Trinity: Wood carving out a working partnership at hooker

KYLE WOOD is happy to share hooking duties for Wakefield Trinity this season.

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Castleford Tigers' Joe Wardle.

New boy Joe Wardle sets sights on silverware with Castleford Tigers

STAR SIGNING Joe Wardle says he is “impressed” by his early experience of Castleford Tigers.

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Danny Kirmond at yesterday's Wakefield Trinity media day.

Wakefield Trinity: Kirmond expects battle for second-row place this season

WAKEFIELD TRINITY captain Danny Kirmond admits he faces a fight for his place in the side this year.

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Halifax's Rob Worrincy is tackled by the Featherstone defence.

Betfred extend their sponsorship to Championship and League 1

Betfred have become title sponsors of rugby league’s Championship and League 1.

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Leeds Rhinos' Ryan Hall.

Leeds Rhinos’ winter focus on World Club Challenge, says Ryan Hall

NEXT month’s World Club Challenge has brought “focus” to Leeds Rhinos’ pre-season, star winger Ryan Hall reckons.

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Cory Aston, left, with his new club-mates at Castleford Tigers media day held on Tuesday (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Cory Aston will not look beyond making his Castleford Tigers bow

ONE thing Cory Aston has never lacked is quality half-backs from whom he can learn.

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Castleford Tigers' hooker, Paul McShane. PIC: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Castleford Tigers: Hooker McShane rewarded with new five-year contract

CASTLEFORD TIGERS’ former Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity hooker Paul McShane has signed a new five-year contract.

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Darrell Griffin

Griffin is pondering legal action after his dismissal

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS could face legal action over their decision to sack veteran former England prop Darrell Griffin.

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Darrell Griffin. PIC: James Hardisty

Featherstone Rovers sack prop Griffin for ‘gross misconduct’

FORMER LEEDS Rhinos Grand Final winner Darrell Griffin has been sacked by Featherstone Rovers, writes PETER SMITH.

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Chris Chester.

Wakefield Trinity: Coach Chester is ‘wary’ of further injury blows

AFTER A costly injury blow in their opening pre-season game, Wakefield Trinity boss Chris Chester admits he will be “wary” during tomorrow’s second run-out.

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Gary Hetherington

Leeds say no to playing more at Elland Road

LEEDS RHINOS’ temporary move to Elland Road is proving popular, but will not be repeated.

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John Atkinson.

Headingley to host special tribute to Leeds wing legend John Atkinson

A CELEBRATION of wing legend John Atkinson’s life will take place at Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium later this month.

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Anthony Mullally.

Anthony Mullally aiming for ‘next level’ at Leeds Rhinos

LAST YEAR’S big improver, Anthony Mullally is determined to make even more of an impact for Leeds Rhinos in 2018.

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Tom Johnstone.

Return of winger Tom Johnstone like ‘new signing’ for Wakefield Trinity

WINGER Tom Johnstone’s comeback from injury will be like bringing in a new signing, Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester says.

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