Leeds Rhinos: Rhinos ‘greats’ backing ex-player Schofield’s charity event

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FANS WILL have an opportunity to spend time with some of the greatest players in Leeds Rhinos’ history next week.

Club legend Garry Schofield’s latest testimonial event is an “evening with” function, featuring the former Leeds and Great Britain centre and stand-off, alongside current Rhinos stars Danny McGuire, Kevin Sinfield and Jamie Jones-Buchanan at Headingley on Tuesday, September 8.

Schofield said: “It’ll be quite light-hearted and it should be a great event.”

Tickets cost £20 and can be booked by calling 0113 203 3899.

Meanwhile, Hunslet Hawks will trial a new singing section for supporters when they face Doncaster at South Leeds Stadium in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield on Sunday.

The section will be located in the first two blocks of the upper tier. Supporter liaison officer Phil Hodgson said: “Our supporters have already gained a reputation as one of the most vociferous in the Championship. We believe the singing section can build on this and become a selling point for the club in its own right.”

Andy Kain, Luke Briscoe and Michael Haley remain on Hawks’ long-term injury list and Liam Mackay is doubtful for Sunday due to a collarbone injury.

Callum Casey (knee) is struggling and Hawks’ medical staff will check on James Duckworth, who damaged a knee in Monday’s win at Whitehaven.

Danny Grimshaw has a slight chance of returning after a hamstring problem and Danny Maun, who suffered a cut to an eyelid at Whitehaven, is expected to be available following hospital treatment.

Batley Bulldogs’ James Craven is rated as 50-50 for Sunday’s visit of Whitehaven due to an elbow injury suffered in the defeat at Featherstone Rovers four days ago.

Coach John Kear said Wayne Reittie has a hamstring niggle, but is 60-40 in favour.

Rovers boss Jon Sharp said he is down to 16 fit players ahead of Sunday’s home game against Dewsbury Rams.

Thomas Minns (hamstring), Alex Foster (ankle) and Paul Cooke (knee) are all in doubt.

Rams have question marks over Scott Hale and Aaron Brown, both with shoulder injuries.

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