Former Leeds Rhinos captain Stevie Ward joins the CCCRL

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Stevie Ward, former Leeds Rhinos captain, was appointed as the director of welfare and safety for the Canada Co-operative Championship Rugby League (CCCRL). He will bring with him the valuable personal experience of dealing with injuries while he played with Leeds. Stevie Ward joins board of CCCRL The CCCRL confirmed this week that former Rhinos […] READ MORE


Leeds Rhinos’ Callum McLelland forging own path to top

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“If you ask anyone from around Pontefract and Castleford area who grew up watching Castleford or Leeds, the main aspiration was to be someone like Rob Burrow.” Leeds Rhinos Callum McLelland following in Rob Burrow’s footsteps Leeds Rhinos starlet Callum McLelland was five years old when his idol Burrow appeared in his first Super League […] READ MORE



Toronto Wolfpack: Top Six Road Games in Franchise History

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The Toronto Wolfpack has had numerous road games in its short history. The Wolfpack, which originated in 2016 thanks to Eric Perez and David Argyle has had a successful run on the road from 2017-20. Raheem Bashir, who has long covered Toronto for Last Word on Rugby, picks out some of the best moments in […] READ MORE


When English sides dominated the World Club Challenge

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It may seem unlikely given that the NRL sides have beaten their Super League counterparts in six of the last seven editions of the World Club Challenge, but between 2004 and 2008 the English sides were undefeated.  This run contained two victories apiece for the Bradford and the Leeds Rhinos while St Helens also got […] READ MORE


Leeds Rhinos’ World Club Challenge Victories

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Following on from Leeds Rhinos’ Golden Generation piece, Last Word on Rugby decide to look back at the World Club Challenge titles they won during that period and the few where they fell short. World Club Challenge Triumphs Canterbury Bulldogs – 2005 Following their 2004 Grand Final victory, the Rhinos earned a place in the […] READ MORE


Leeds Rhinos’ ‘Golden Generation’ 

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In one of the most dominant periods in the sport, Leeds Rhinos won seven Grand Finals, two League Leaders Shields, and the Challenge Cup between 2004 and 2014. Last Word on Rugby has decided to recount that unprecedented decade of success.  Background on Leeds Rhinos ‘golden generation’ The Rhinos came into the 2004 season having […] READ MORE


Danny McGuire: profile of a Leeds Rhinos legend

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Danny McGuire is a name known throughout rugby league due to his personal success as Super League’s record try scorer and Leeds Rhinos’ exploits. Last Word on Rugby League writer Sam Harris profiles the great man.  Danny McGuire: promise as a youngster McGuire was a talented scrum-half and started his foray into rugby league at local […] READ MORE


Northern hemisphere: Rugby union and league representation

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This article will cover two cities in the northern hemisphere that have both rugby league and union teams. One city has both professional rugby league and union, while the other one has a professional rugby league team and until recently a professional rugby union team. Both cities are in the north. One had both a […] READ MORE


Treble Winners: Leeds Rhinos

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As part of a series, Last Word on Rugby is looking at the teams which have achieved the treble – winning the Challenge Cup, League Leaders and the Grand Final – in the same season. Finally, it is the Leeds Rhinos side of 2015. Challenge Cup The Rhinos were the holders after finally ending their […] READ MORE