Super League and World Champions Leeds Rhinos have announced that Head Coach Brian McDermott has agreed a ground breaking deal with the club ahead of the new 2013 Super League season kicking off tonight.
McDermott joined the Rhinos in 2010 on an initial three year contract. The new contract is believed to be a first in professional sport with McDermott agreeing a new ongoing contract of employment, as with most senior members of staff, as opposed to a traditional coaching or playing contract.
Live sports action from the region's football teams today
Hundreds of cyclists and spectators descended on a former Halifax tip for a cycling event with a difference.
Melbourne Storm have regained Rugby League's World Club Challenge title after beating Leeds Rhinos 18-14.