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Four rugby brothers built careers in West Yorkshire

The four brothers who played in a top-flight rugby match alongside each other in Australia have strong roots in West Yorkshire.

Luke Burgess, who played most of his English career for Leeds, faced Sam and Thomas in separate matches when the pair played for Bradford. Three of the four brothers have played together at various stages but never have the quartet taken to the field together at any level.

Their team won in Australia today.

Historic day for rugby siblings

Luke, Sam, George and Tom Burgess, (left-right)

Four brothers became the first quartet of siblings to play top-flight rugby alongside each other when they took to the field in Australia today.

Luke, George, Tom and Sam Burgess, from Dewsbury, were named in the South Sydney squad to play Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium.

And what's more - their team, South Sydney Rabbitohs, left the stadium victorious, with a 32-18 victory.

Rugby league mourns loss of former Rhinos coach

Former Leeds Rhinos coach Graham Murray Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The rugby league community is mourning the loss of former Leeds Rhinos coach Graham Murray, who's died from a heart attack in his native Australia at the age of only 58.

After a successful playing and coaching career down under, Murray arrived at Leeds in 1998, and made an immediate impact, transforming the club from serial underachievers to major contenders.

He guided them to the inaugural Grand Final in his first season, and won the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley in his second, laying the foundations for more than a decade of success.


Sinfield makes Rhinos squad despite injury

England captain Kevin Sinfield Credit: PA

Kevin Sinfield has been named in the Rhino's squad for Monday's clash against Widnes despite concerns over a thumb injury suffered on international duty.

England skipper SInfield was withdrawn from last night's win over the Exiles citing a problem with his thumb. He said initially he thought he had dislocated it, but with no news of a diagnosis, the injury-hit Rhinos have called upon him.

New Wakefield deal for Raleigh

Wakefield prop Andy Raleigh has become the first of the Wildcats' out-of-contract players to sign a new deal for 2104.

The 32-year-old has made 35 appearances for Wakefield since joining them from Huddersfield 18 months ago and says it was an easy decision to extend his stay.

Andy was very consistent last year and we feel he is getting back to his best.

His experience and consistency has been a strong asset to us in his time here and we're glad to have that for another season."

– Richard Agar, Wakefield coach

Cipriani left concussed after pub crawl bus collision

Rugby star Danny Cipriani has left hospital with heavy bruising and concussion after running into a bus during a pub crawl with his Sale Shark teammates.

A passing cyclist captured the aftermath of the former England fly-half's collision in Leeds city centre last night:

Read: Danny Cipriani shatters bus window in pub crawl collision

Rugby League World Cup trophy on display in Hull

Hundreds of sport fans have been given the chance to have their picture taken with the Rugby League World Cup.

The trophy was on public display the central library in Hull. Its 3 day tour of the city and East Yorkshire comes ahead of the two hundred day countdown to the games, which starts on Wednesday. The first match will kick off on October 26 with Hull hosting the following day.

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