Leeds Rhinos put in a convincing performance to beat league holders St Helens at Headingley.
Saints lose 46-18 at Leeds. Not our night but we will bounceback.
Winger Ash Handley scored his second hat-trick of the season as Leeds completed the double with a ruthless 46-18 victory to go three points clear of them with just three games left before the start of the Super 8s.
Leeds Rhinos will play St. Helens in the semi-final of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, while Hull KR will play away to Warrington.
The ties will be played on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1.
Leeds Rhinos stand-off Liam Sutcliffe has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2015 season and will undergo knee surgery next Thursday.
The 20-year-old has only missed four games so far this season but suffered a ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his knee in last Sunday’s win over Hull FC that took the Rhinos back top of the First Utility Super League.
It is desperately disappointing news for Liam especially given the form he has been in this season. He will get the best possible treatment from our medical team and I am sure he will return next season stronger for the experience.
Leeds Rhinos have signed Brisbane Broncos prop Mitch Garbutt, 26, on a two and half year contract.
The former Melbourne Storm front rower will arrive in Leeds this Saturday and begin training with his new team mates on Monday ahead of the Rhinos top of the table clash with St Helens next Friday, 3rd July at Headingley Carnegie.
I was very excited when the opportunity came up to sign with such a great club as Leeds. The Rhinos are such a successful side with a mix of youth and experience and this is a great opportunity to kick on with my own career as part of that group. I have watched the team on television over here and the side are always competitive and, more often than not, come away with the win which is an exciting thing I want to be part of.
We are delighted to welcome Mitch to the club. I have spoken to a number of people in Australia who rate him and the job he can do for a team. He is someone I have been looking at for some time and I think his style of play will fit well within our team and the Super League competition.
Thousands of rugby league fans will make the journey up to Newcastle tomorrow for the annual Magic Weekend event.
One of the most anticipated fixtures at St James' Park will be the meeting of Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers.
Despite Rovers coming out on top the last time the sides met in March their head coach Chris Chester believes his team are underdogs:
Meanwhile the final match of the weekend sees Super League leaders Leeds take on third placed Wigan, and skipper Kevin Sinfield says his team are out for revenge for their previous two Magic Weekend defeats:
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Leeds Rhinos have announced the signing of Huddersfield Giants forward Anthony Mullally, 23, on a three year contract from the 2016 season.
Originally from Widnes, he came through the academy at his hometown club and made his debut aged 17. He moved to Brisbane Broncos. but returned to Widnes in 2012, winning promotion to the Super League. He joined Huddersfield Giants in 2013.
It is great to have agreed a three year contract with a club like the Rhinos with all the success they have had over recent years. Huddersfield have been very good to me so I wanted to make sure that I got the process finalised as quickly as possible.
We are pleased to have secured a player with the potential that Anthony has. We have seen first hand the impact he can have on a game and I am looking forward to working with him from next season.
Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow has agreed a new two year contract with the First Utility Super League leaders that will keep the 32-year-old at Headingley Carnegie at least until the end of the 2017 season.
Burrow has appeared in each of the Rhinos six Grand Final wins, winning the Harry Sunderland award as man of the match in the 2007 and 2011 victories. He also played a key role in the Rhinos Challenge Cup win last August at Wembley. He has made 423 appearances for the club putting him tenth in the all time list of appearances for the club and is one of only 13 players to ever score 1,000 points for the club.
It has been a fantastic time in my career to be part of the Leeds Rhinos team and I want that to continue. This is the best club in Rugby League and the only club I have ever known. I cannot imagine ever being anywhere else and, having grown up supporting the club, it makes it extra special that I will be able to start and finish my career here. That is something I have always wanted to do.
We are pleased to have agreed a new deal with Rob for the next two years. His commitment to the Rhinos and determination to succeed are great examples for any young player coming through the ranks. He remains a threat to all teams in Super League with his unique skills set and he has the ability to unlock any game, as we have seen on so many occasions before.
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