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Rhinos unveil limited edition kit for Wembley final

Leeds Rhinos have unveiled a limited edition kit that they will wear for the Challenge Cup final at Wembley, as they look to retain the trophy they won a year ago.

Credit: Leeds Rhinos

This year’s Wembley showcase on Saturday 29th August is almost 120 years to the day since the meeting at the George Hotel in Huddersfield that signaled the formation of Rugby League and Leeds will revert back to their traditional colours for the day.

Leeds wore a white kit when they first lifted the Challenge Cup back in 1910 and 105 years later, they will once again wear white on the biggest day of the year whilst incorporating the club’s famous blue and amber bands in the design.

The Rhinos beat St Helens 24-14 to reach their fifth Challenge Cup final in six years.


Rhinos beat Saints to secure Challenge Cup final spot

Leeds Rhinos are through to their fifth Challenge Cup final in six years after a hard-fought 24-14 victory over St Helens at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Zak Hardaker scored the opening try of the game Credit: Press Association

The Rhinos took a 12-4 lead going into half-time courtesy of tries from Zak Hardaker and Joel Moon. They extended their advantage after the break when Jamie Peacock crossed over. However, the Saints fought back with two tries to pull the score back to 18-14. Kallum Watkins crossed over with his 17th try of the season to restore Leeds' two score lead, and the Rhinos held on to secure another trip to Wembley.

Hull KR will be hoping to make it an all-Yorkshire final when they take on Warrington Wolves in the second semi-final on Saturday.

Yorkshire diver Jack Laugher makes history in Kazan

Yorkshire diver Jack Laugher has made history by becoming only the second British diver to ever win an individual World Championships medal.

The 20-year-old from Harrogate won bronze in the 3m springboard final in Kazan, Russia.

Travel advice for people attending Rumble on the Humber

Albion Street Car Park in Hull will be free from 5pm tomorrow afternoon for people attending the Rumble on the Humber at the KC Lightstream Stadium, Hull City Council had announced.

It means visitors will be able to get a bus to the stadium on the night.

Stagecoach will be running a standard service to the ground and providing late buses back to the city centre directly after the event.

There is limited parking around the ground itself and the council is urging people to use the bus as an alternative in order to alleviate congestion.


North Stand at KC Stadium to be closed from next year

Hull FC say they have been told by Stadium Management Company (SMC) that the North Stand at the KC Stadium will be closed from 2016 due to cost cutting measures.

KC Stadium Credit: Press Association

As a result, away supporters will be relocated to the north end of the East Stand - the same section of the stadium that is now used for Hull City football fixtures.

The closure is part of a cost cutting exercise by the Stadium Management Company and not a decision made by Hull FC.

Whilst we're extremely disappointed by this decision, we understand the financial reasons involved.

– Hull FC statement

Jury delivers narrative verdict in farm death inquest

An inquest jury has delivered a narrative verdict on the death of an 11-year-old who was killed on a farm in Leeds.

Credit: Family photo

Harry Whitlam died on Swithens Farm at Rothwell after a tractor and trailer driven by Gary Green reversed into him.

Green was found to be twice the legal drink drive limit.

Earlier, farm owner Ian Broadhead told the inquest in Leeds that there was 'no inkling he was not safe to do his job'.

Rumble on the Humber bout divides city support

This weekend's Rumble on the Humber has not only divided two boxers in rivalry, but split the city in support.

Tommy Coyle goes up against Luke Campbell at the KC Lightstream Stadium in a much anticipated bout and to test the mood ahead of the bout James Webster asked people in Hull whether they were Team Tommy or Team Luke:

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