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Rhinos honour Jamie Peackock's 500th game

Leeds Rhinos have re-named Friday 11th April JP Day in honour of legendary former England skipper Jamie Peacock who will play his 500th career game next Friday 15 years to the day since his first ever Super League appearance.

Jamie Peacock plays his 500th game this week
Jamie Peacock plays his 500th game this week Credit: Press Association

Peacock made his debut for Bradford Bulls on 11th April 1999 against Wakefield, having previously played four games on loan at Featherstone Rovers, and now 15 years on he will play his 500th career game against the same opponent but with Leeds Rhinos.

To mark the occasion, thousands of Peacock masks will be distributed at the game for supporters to wear. Plus the club will be using a special hashtag #JP500 for fans to pay tribute to the legendary forward on social media that will be shown on the big screen and scoreboard on the night.

Leeds Rhinos re-name Friday 11th April JP Day

Former England player Jamie Peacock carries out the trophy during the World Cup Quarter Final match at Headingley Credit: PA Pictures

Leeds Rhinos have re-named Friday 11th April JP Day in honour of legendary former England skipper Jamie Peacock who will play his 500th career game next Friday 15 years to the day since his first ever Super League appearance.

Peacock made his debut for Bradford Bulls on 11th April 1999 against Wakefield, having previously played four games on loan at Featherstone Rovers, and now 15 years on he will play his 500th career game against the same opponent but with Leeds Rhinos.

To mark the occasion, thousands of Peacock masks will be distributed at the game for supporters to wear. Plus the club will be using a special hashtag #JP500 for fans to pay tribute to the legendary forward on social media that will be shown on the big screen and scoreboard on the night.

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Bailey and Clarkson drop down to help Hunslet

Leeds' Grand Final winners Ryan Bailey and Chris Clarkson will play for third-tier neighbours Hunslet against London Skolars on Sunday.

Ryan Bailey Credit: Press Association

Neither Bailey, who has collected six Grand Final rings and three World Club titles, nor Clarkson, who has appeared in two Challenge Cup finals and won a Grand Final ring in 2011, are in the Rhinos squad for Friday night's Super League match at leaders St Helens.

The pair will play instead on a dual-registration for the Hawks in the Kingstone Press Championship One.

Hunslet director of rugby Darren Williams said: "We've resisted the temptation to utilise dual registration so far in 2014 but our injury list is horrendous at present and it's starting to cause some concern.

"We even had to cancel Tuesday's training session due to the low numbers of players fit enough to be able to train."

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Leeds Rhinos Ryan Hall agrees 5 year deal

Ryan Hall tries to break through the Huddersfield Giant's defence Credit: PA Pictures

Leeds Rhinos and English Rugby League have been given a massive boost with the news that winger Ryan Hall has agreed a new five year contract with the club that will keep him at Headingley Carnegie until at least the end of the 2018 First Utility Super League season.

The winger, who has scored 158 tries in 197 appearances, is tenth in the all time list of try scorers in the Super League era. He was a mainstay of the England World Cup squad. The new deal includes the current season.

It is a major coup for the Rhinos given interest in Hall from Rugby Union and the NRL.

Bulls sign Leeds starlet

Sutcliffe scored seven tries last season Credit: PA

Bradford Bulls have signed Leeds Rhinos' rising star Liam Sutcliffe on a short term deal.

The 19 year old scored seven tries in 18 appearances last season and is set to play a key role for the troubled Bulls.

“Liam is a hugely-talented player and we are delighted to have him on board,” said Bradford boss Francis Cummins.

"Our current predicament is being well documented and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Leeds Rhinos for offering us a helping hand."

Rhinos sweating on Sinfield fitness

Leeds Rhinos hope to have the services of captain Kevin Sinfield, who has scored points in all 19 of the Rhinos' meetings with the Catalan Dragons since 2006 but limped out of their win over Warrington last Friday.

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The Rhinos are favourites to make it three consecutive victories at Stade Gilbert Brutus but full-back Zak Hardaker, their two-try hero against the Wolves, is expecting a backlash from the hosts following their hammering at Castleford.

"It's a really hostile environment down there," Hardaker said. "They really do fancy their chances at home and they will be trying to put things right."

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