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Record-breaking Leeds Rhinos honoured at civic reception: Rob Burrow and Danny McGuire at event

A CIVIC reception was held to celebrate Leeds Rhinos’ record-breaking eighth Grand Final win and to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of two former players.

Toronto Wolfpack director of rugby Brian Noble (
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Bradford Bulls and Toronto Wolfpack both want to be at top table, says Noble

TWELVE years after leaving Bradford Bulls, Brian Noble was back there yesterday having signed up his Toronto Wolfpack side to a dual-registration agreement with the former Super League champions.

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21 January 2018......  Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos. Pre season friendly
Rhinos Kallum Watkins. Picture Tony Johnson.

Castleford Tigers 16 Leeds Rhinos 4: Gritty Castleford dig in to earn final revenge over Rhinos

THE PRE-SEASON Grand Final rematch proved to be more of an ordeal than a trial.

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Nathaniel Peteru

Castleford Tigers 16 Leeds Rhinos 4: Coaches Powell and McDermott not reading too much into outcome

BOTH COACHES cautioned against reading anything into Castleford Tigers’ 16-4 pre-season win over Leeds Rhinos.

Leeds Rhinos
Ben Jones-Bishop scores his first try against Huddersfield Giants.

Wakefield Trinity 26 Huddersfield Giants 22: Plenty to work on despite pre-season victory, insists Chester

THIS WEEK’S warm weather training camp will be used to iron out problems highlighted during Wakefield Trinity’s 26-22 pre-season win over Huddersfield Giants.

Wakefield Trinity
Brad Singleton.

Leeds Rhinos’ Brad Singleton looking to even the score against rivals Castleford Tigers

THEY won the game against them that mattered most – the Grand Final – but for Leeds Rhinos’ Brad Singleton that is not enough as his side renew acquaintances with Castleford Tigers tomorrow for the first time since that Old Trafford night.

Leeds Rhinos
Oliver Roberts.

World Cup experience leaves Huddersfield Giants star Roberts walking tall

LIKE a few other Super League players, Huddersfield Giants’ Oliver Roberts starts the new season emboldened with confidence after his World Cup experiences.

Huddersfield Giants
Justin Horo.

Wakefield Trinity’s style of play proved big attraction for new signing Justin Horo

THERE were a few eyebrows raised when Wakefield Trinity announced the signing of New Zealander Justin Horo from Catalans Dragons in September.

Wakefield Trinity
Where's my seat? Coach Brian McDermott at Leeds Rhinos' photoshoot.

 Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Richie Myler backed to keep Leeds Rhinos at the top

LEEDS RHINOS head coach Brian McDermott believes new signing Richie Myler has all the assets required to at last reclaim the England scrum-half role and end a six-year spell in the international wilderness.

Leeds Rhinos
Tom Briscoe.

Leeds Rhinos: We’ve learned the lessons of our last title defence says Briscoe

WITH JUST 13 days to go until the start of Betfred Super League, winger Tom Briscoe reckons Leeds Rhinos are in a much better situation than before their most recent title defence two years ago.

Leeds Rhinos
Leeds rhinos v Melbourne Storm World Club Challenge
Melbourne with trophy

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.

Leeds Rhinos
Huddersfield's Jordan Rankin.

Giants set top-four target as Stone eyes fast start

HEAD COACH Rick Stone hopes a greater squad depth will help deliver Huddersfield Giants improved consistency this season and potentially see them return to Super League’s top-four.

Huddersfield Giants
Danny Houghton.

Captaincy is one of my biggest honours, says new Hull FC skipper Danny Houghton

DANNY HOUGHTON last night described being named as Hull FC’s new captain as one of the “biggest honours” of his career.

Hull FC
Leeds Rhinos' Rob Burrow.

New era starts for Burrow at Leeds Rhinos

ROB Burrow begins his new role as Leeds Rhinos’ head of academy admitting the club’s current crop of youngsters have “similarities” with some of their famous predecessors.

Leeds Rhinos
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.

Castleford Tigers
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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TOUGH LOSS: Hull KR's Danny Addy (with ball) battles against Featherstone Rovers last year, but will miss the entire 2018 season. Picture: James Hardisty.

Injury blow for Hull KR sees Danny Addy ruled out

PROMOTED HULL KR are reeling from the loss of a key player for the whole of the 2018 season, writes Peter Smith.

Hull KR
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.

Wakefield Trinity
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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