Super League and World Champions Leeds Rhinos have announced that Head Coach Brian McDermott has agreed a ground breaking deal with the club ahead of the new 2013 Super League season kicking off tonight.
McDermott joined the Rhinos in 2010 on an initial three year contract. The new contract is believed to be a first in professional sport with McDermott agreeing a new ongoing contract of employment, as with most senior members of staff, as opposed to a traditional coaching or playing contract.
The Leeds Rhinos have retained their Super League crown with a 26-18 victory over Warrington in front of 70,676 people at Old Trafford. Captain Kevin Sinfield was once again instrumental in the Rhinos success, scoring a rare try and kicking 5 goals from as many attempts.
His performance all the more impressive after suffering 2 crushing injuries during the course of the 80 minutes. His display was enough to earn him the Harry Sunderland Trophy as man of the match.
The victory enabled Rhinos to became Super League's most successful club, with six championships since the competition began in 1996, while former England captain Jamie Peacock celebrated his eighth victory on his record-breaking 10th appearance.
Brian McDermott speaking to Calendar before the game.