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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.

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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.

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Hull KR coach calls on club legend to help inspire Challenge Cup success

Hull Kingston Rovers head coach Chris Chester has called on a club legend from the past to help inspire his team ahead of their Challenge Cup quarter final against Catalans tonight.

Earlier this week Chester invited former player Mike Smith to talk to his players about the 1980 Challenge Cup final, in which Rovers beat their bitter rivals Hull FC at Wembley. Chris Dawkes has the story

Quality shines through eventually for Rhinos in Challenge Cup

Leeds Rhinos were held for much of their Challenge Cup game by a strong defensive performance by Leigh Centurions.

The visitors went 12-6 up but Rhinos levelled the scores before halftime.

It stayed 12-12 until the seventy-second minute when Robbie Ward broke through the Centurions' ranks.

Rhinos pushed on and a Kevin Sinfield drop goal as well as a converted Zak Hardaker try finished the Championship leaders off.

The game at Headlingley finished 25-12 sending Leeds Rhinos through to the semi-final of the Challenge Cup.

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