Leeds Rhinos fans get a colourful chance to show support

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Leeds Rhinos fans are being urged to paint the town blue and amber ahead of their Challenge Cup final date at Wembley.

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The Rhinos want people to deck out their homes and businesses in the club’s famous colours during the countdown to the big game against Hull KR on Saturday, August 29.

Main club sponsor Leeds Building Society has helped fans get started by producing 10,000 posters that can be picked up from any of its branches around the city or alternatively from Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

Supporters are also being encouraged to wear Rhinos colours to work this Friday, August 21, which has been nominated as Blue & Amber Day.

Fans tweeting photos of their specially-decorated homes and businesses with the hashtag #BackingRhinos could win prizes that will be presented by Headingley favourite Jamie Jones-Buchanan.

Jones-Buchanan, who was on the winning Leeds side in last year’s final but will miss this month’s Wembley clash through injury, said: “As Rhinos players, we all know the Leeds fans are the best in the world.

“We want the whole city to know we are off to Wembley so that when the team are driving about Leeds over the next fortnight they can see everyone is right behind them.

“I know from personal experience how special that feeling is and we want everyone to play their part and be part of this fantastic occasion.

“If you can’t decorate your home or business, I hope everyone can get behind Blue & Amber Day this Friday, no matter what it is you wear, this is a great way for you to show your true colours.”

Prizes on offer in the competition include two tickets to the First Utility Super League Grand Final and a family ticket to the Rhinos game against New Zealand at Headingley in October.

Headingley Hill Congregational Church on Headingley Lane. . Picture Tony Johnson.

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