They treated their fans to one of the most memorable seasons any sporting team in the city has ever enjoyed.
And today, thousands of Leeds Rhinos supporters descended on the Leeds First Direct Arena to celebrate with their all-conquering heroes.
Following their Grand Final win over Wigan on Saturday, the squad – who had already claimed the Challenge Cup and Super League Leaders titles on their way to a historic treble – took to the stage to huge acclaim.
Captain Kevin Sinfield summed up the mood when he told the crowd: “Without you it wouldn’t be possible.”
Sinfield was one of three club legends for whom Saturday’s triumph was the last in a Rhinos shirt.
Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai joined the skipper on stage to a huge standing ovation.
Peacock told the crowd: “The people I have met, the times I have had have been absolutely spectacular.
“Thank you all. Your support has been immense.”
The event was organised in partnership with Leeds City Council, the first direct arena and the club.
Leader of Leeds City Council councillor Judith Blake said: “It has been another amazing season for the Leeds Rhinos, and Sunday’s event at the first direct arena is an opportunity for supporters to congratulate the team on their efforts and also say a big thank you to legends Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai who are leaving the club.”
The Lord Mayor of Leeds, councillor Judith Chapman, said: “On behalf of the city I would like to congratulate the Leeds Rhinos on their tremendous victory in the Grand Final and on their treble winning season which is an unbelievable achievement.
“The Rhinos are fantastic ambassadors for Leeds, and it will be amazing to see so many supporters welcome back the team and management to the city at a special event held at the first direct arena, which is sure to be unforgettable.”
And tomorrow’s Yorkshire Evening Post will feature a special celebration supplement showcasing highlights from the match and the journey to Old Trafford.