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


Blake Wallace: Favourite Toronto Wolfpack Player

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This list has changed a lot over the years. In 2017, Rhys Jacks was my first favourite player but he only lasted with the Wolfpack for about a year. Then, I took a liking for Ryan Brierley and Blake Wallace. For a brief period of time, Brierley was my favourite Wolfpack player. However, there were […] READ MORE


Robert Lui scores twice as Leeds wins against Toronto Wolfpack

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Robert Lui was one of many Leeds Rhinos players that played well against the Toronto Wolfpack. The Rhinos scored 11 tries and have taken the top spot in Super League. The half-time score was 36-6, and the final score was 66-12 at Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds. They now have scored the most points in […] READ MORE


Brian McDermott returns to Leeds with Toronto Wolfpack

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The Toronto Wolfpack will face Leeds Rhinos at Emerald Headingley Stadium on Thursday, March. 5th. There are two main Wolfpack connections to the Rhinos organization. First, Brian McDermott, Wolfpack’s current head coach, was the Rhinos’ head coach for many years. Brian McDermott won many trophies for Leeds as their head coach including four Super League […] READ MORE


Toronto Wolfpack vs. Wigan Warriors game analysis

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The Toronto Wolfpack vs. Wigan Warriors was the third game in the Wolfpack’s young Super League season. Rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams was not present in the game, as he and his wife celebrated the birth of his fourth child. It was also their third-straight loss to begin the season. Like the previous two games, […] READ MORE