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Leeds did the double as it saluted trophy winning teams from not one but two sports.

Players and managers from Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club attended a special reception at Leeds Civic Hall to honour their sporting achievements.

Yorkshire Cricket Captain Andrew Gale and Leeds Rhinos Captain Kevin Sinfield at the Civic Hall, in Leeds. Picture: Simon Hulme

Yorkshire Cricket Captain Andrew Gale and Leeds Rhinos Captain Kevin Sinfield at the Civic Hall, in Leeds. Picture: Simon Hulme

The celebrations came on the back of the Rhino’s triumphant win against rivals Castleford Tigers in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley.

The victory was Leeds’s first in a Challenge Cup final since 1999.

The civic reception also marked the achievements of Yorkshire’s cricketers who recently won the County Championship title for the first time since 2001.

Leeds boxing superstar Josh Warrington also dropped in to the reception to celebrate his recent European featherweight title win in his home city.

Lord Mayor of Leeds, councillor David Congreve, said: “We were delighted to welcome the players and management from Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the Leeds Rhinos for a special civic reception in honour of their tremendous achievements.

“The quality, dedication and great skill which both clubs showed in winning their respective trophies were absolutely fantastic, and continue to be a source of great pride to the people of Leeds.”

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills, added: “To see both Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the Leeds Rhinos wining trophies this year is amazing, but what is also fantastic is the work which they continue to undertake in our communities.”

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