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Sinfield to miss out on one final Rhinos appearance

Leeds will field nine members of their Grand Final-winning team against the New Zealand tourists at Headingley on Friday but Kevin Sinfield will not be among them.

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The Rhinos' record-breaking captain has been ruled out with a hand injury sustained in the win over Wigan at Old Trafford 12 days ago which means that his rugby league career is officially at an end as he prepares to switch codes with Yorkshire Carnegie.

Jamie Peacock is also missing from the Leeds team but fellow front rower Kylie Leuluai, who is also retiring, will play one final game before hanging up his boots.

Auckland-born Leuluia, who defied a heart condition to help the Rhinos complete the treble, will line up alongside former Leeds legends Ali Lauitiiti and Adrian Morley who are returning to make one final appearance in blue and amber.

Back-row forwards Brett Delaney and Carl Ablett and hooker Rob Burrow are also ruled out through injury while Ryan Hall, Zak Hardaker and Kallum Watkins are on England duty but Rhinos fans will get a first chance to see new signing Anthony Mullally.

Leeds are expecting a near-capacity crowd, with the South Stand and CarnegieStand terrace sold out and fewer than 1,000 tickets left for the Western Terrace along with around 100 restricted view seats.

The Rhinos expect to beat their highest attendance of 2015 of 18.514 for the visit of St Helens in July.

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Leeds Rhinos toasting victory at Leeds Arena

Thousands of fans have packed into the First Direct Arena in Leeds to celebrate Leeds Rhinos winning the treble and to say farewell to outgoing stars Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai players who are leaving the club this season.

Fans wait for the Rhinos to appear on stage Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Rhinos complete treble after tense Grand Final win over Wigan

Leeds Rhinos became only the second team from our region to win the treble after they edged out Wigan 22-20 in the Super League Grand Final.

Captain Kevin Sinfield, who was playing his last game for the club along with Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai, kicked the winning conversion after Josh Walters scored the final try of the match.

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Thousands of Rhinos fans set off for 'sellout ' Grand Final

Thousands of Leeds Rhinos fans are on their way to Manchester to see if their side can win the treble by beating Wigan Warriors in the Super League Grand Final.

Leeds Rhinos celebrating after winning the League Leaders Shield Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

It will be the last game for Rhinos stalwarts Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield and Kylie Leuluai. Leeds won the Challenge Cup in August after they thrashed Hull KR at Wembley. Brian McDermott's men also won the League Leaders Shield last month and are now aiming to be only the second side from our region to win all three trophies in one season.

It is expected to be the highest ever attendance for an Old Trafford Grand Final.

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Rhinos hoping three is their magic number ahead of Grand Final clash

They say things come in threes and the Leeds Rhinos will be hoping that is the case this weekend as they go in search of a third major trophy in a matter of weeks.

The Rhinos will become only the third side in Super League history to win the treble if they beat Wigan in the Grand Final at Old Trafford.

Click below to watch Chris Dawkes' report on their strange relationship with the number three ahead of Saturday's showpiece final:

Zak Hardaker wins Man of Steel award

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Leeds Rhinos' star Zak Hardaker has scooped the prestigious Steve Prescott Man of Steel award at tonight's Super League award ceremony.

The full-back beat fellow teammate Adam Cuthbertson and St Helens prop Alex Walmsley to the honour.

Rhinos take on Saints in Super League semi finals

Leeds Rhinos take on St Helens later this evening in the Super League playoff semi finals.

For three Rhinos stalwarts it will be an emotional evening as Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leulauai play at Headingley for the final time.

Sinfield is crossing codes to join Yorkshire Carnegie, Peacock is taking up a management role at Hull KR and Leuluai is retiring.

Leeds centre Kallum Watkins believes it will be a tough ask to get past the reigning champions.

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