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Pictures and video: How Leeds Rhinos players and fans said farewell to the South Stand

Leeds Rhinos players past and present stood shoulder to shoulder as they said an emotional farewell to the South Stand at the club’s home ground in Headingley.

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Leeds Rhinos 16 St Helens 14: Rhinos dig deep to edge out St Helens

Leeds Rhinos 16 St Helens 14: Rhinos dig deep to edge out St Helens

HEADINGLEY’S FAMOUS South Stand has witnessed some great matches and memorable moments in its 86 years, but its final game wasn’t among them.

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Wakefield's Reece Lyne tackles Castleford's Paul McShane.

Wakefield Trinity: Lyne confident Trinity can seal top four place and book Cas return

WAKEFIELD TRINITY remain firmly in contention for a Betfred Super League semi-final place and centre Reece Lyne insists they would return to Castleford Tigers in confident mood.

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Hunslet face “must-win” game

TODAY’S VISIT of Gloucestershire All Golds (3pm) is a “must-win” game for Hunslet, coach Gary Thornton reckons.

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Castleford's Greg Minikin, Zak Hardaker and Mike McMeeken celebrate with the League Leaders' Shield.

Castleford Tigers: We’ll celebrate Shield success then get back to business says Junior Moors

THE CELEBRATIONS are continuing, but forward Junior Moors says Castleford Tigers will be all business when the time comes.

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Batley forward James Brown needs surgery on a biceps injury. PIC: Paul Butterfield

Coach Diskin’s determined to keep Batley Bulldogs’ momentum at fever pitch

BATLEY BULLDOGS will be facing desperate opposition when Oldham visit Mount Pleasant tomorrow (3pm), but boss Matt Diskin insists his team have just as much motivation.

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Featherstone coach, John Duffy. PIC: Tony Johnson

Widnes v Featherstone: Rovers told to engage brain before opting to switch gear

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS will be in confident mood when they travel to Widnes Vikings tomorrow (3pm), but have been warned to avoid “brain explosions”.

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Neil Kelly.

Dewsbury Rams: Coach Kelly has still not ruled out late charge for third spot

DEWSBURY RAMS are a win away from guaranteeing Kingstone Press Championship survival, but coach Neil Kelly is targeting a higher finish in the Shield.

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Leeds Rhinos coach “proud” after vital win over St Helens

Leeds Rhinos coach “proud” after vital win over St Helens

LEEDS RHINOS boss Brian McDermott declared himself “extremely proud” of his players after their 16-14 win over St Helens.

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Leeds Rhinos 16 St Helens 14: How the players rated

The YEP’s rugby league writer Peter Smith rates the players after Rhinos’ 16-14 victory over top-four rivals St Helens at Headingley.

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Castleford's Mike McMeeken celebrates his try against Wakefield. (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Five games that shaped Castleford Tigers’ historic season

Castleford Tigers put the seal on their League Leaders’ Shield-winning season with victory over Wakefield Trinity on Thursday night.

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Castleford's players celebrate as captain Michael Shenton lifts the League Leaders Shield.
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Castleford Tigers 45 Wakefield Trinity 20: Coaches’ reaction

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell described winning the league leaders’ shield as the best achievement of his career, but his Wakefield Trinity rival Chris Chester is also in upbeat mood.

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Leeds Rhinos: Stalwart forward JJB happy to ‘stand up and be counted’

CLUB STALWART Jamie Jones-Buchanan is among a handful of Leeds Rhinos players who graduated to the pitch from Headingley’s famous South Stand.

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That’s the first goal done, now it’s time to regroup, says Shenton as Castleford Tigers make history

Castleford Tigers’ captain Michael Shenton lifted the League Leaders’ Shield for the first time in the club’s history last night and then insisted: “Now we have to finish the job.”

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Leeds forward Adam Cuthbertson is seen as a significant threat by St Helens.

Leeds Rhinos v St Helens: Coach Holbrook’s expecting to face a fired up Rhinos side

ST HELENS boss Justin Holbrook expects his side to face a fired-up Leeds Rhinos team at Headingley tonight.

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Rhinos fans in the South Stand.

Carl Ablett: Iconic South Stand holds many memories as a player and a fan

I AM a South Stander. Before I signed for Leeds I was a fan in the South Stand, and I know what it means to so many people who have been watching games from there for years and years.

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Danny McGuire.

Leeds Rhinos v St Helens: We must be fully focused on emotional night – Danny McGuire

LEEDS RHINOS must put emotion to one side and concentrate on performance tonight, captain Danny McGuire says.

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TIGERS' FEAT: Castleford Tigers celebrate after beating Wakefield and securing top spot in the top flight for the first time in the club's 91-year senior history. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Castleford Tigers 45 Wakefield Trinity 20: Tigers secure top spot for first time in club’s 91-year history

THERE WERE jubilant and emotional scenes at the Jungle last night when Castleford Tigers were crowned league leaders for the first time in their 91-year history as a senior club.

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Jack Walker. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds Rhinos v St Helens: Golding makes way as Walker earns a recall

TEENAGE FULL-BACK Jack Walker has been recalled to Leeds Rhinos’ 19-man squad for tonight’s visit of St Helens.

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Headingley's South Stand will be transformed following Friday night's match

Leeds Rhinos v St Helens: Timetable of events for South Stand farewell

Leeds Rhinos have announced a programme of events at tomorrow’s home clash with St Helens to mark the last night of Headingley’s iconic South Stand.

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