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Kear urges fans to back Belle Vue showdown

INCOMING DIRECTOR of rugby John Kear is relishing being back at Belle Vue tonight – in an unfamiliar guise.

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Amateur RL: Influential Milford half-back returns for ‘biggest game of season’

CLUB CHAIRMAN Bob Barker has described tomorrow’s play-off semi-final at Featherstone Lions (2.30pm) as Milford Marlins’ “biggest game in 26 years”.

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Bradford's Joe Vagana tackled by Leeds's Scott Donald, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Keith Senior

Magic Weekend: Three classic Leeds Rhinos tussles of the past

After Super League announced the return of Magic Weekend to Newcastle United’s St James’ Park yesterday, Emma Carrington has looked at three classic encounters for Leeds Rhinos of yesteryear.

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Stevie Ward.

Ward and Gale on course to make England debuts

Leeds Rhinos forward Stevie Ward and Castleford Tigers half-back Luke Gale are on course to make their England debut against France on Saturday.

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Jesse Sene-Lefao.

Castleford Tigers complete signing of Samoan forward Sene-Lefao

Castleford Tigers have completed the signing of Samoan forward Jesse Sene-Lefao on a two-year deal from Cronulla Sharks.

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Gary Hetherington

Leeds Rhinos: Hetherington laughs off transfer speculation surrounding Rhinos

CHIEF EXECUTIVE Gary Hetherington has described transfer speculation surrounding Leeds Rhinos as “amusing”.

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Glenn Morrison

Rugby League: Rams boss Morrison on Jamaica mission

AN UNLIKELY Test match at Wakefield could be the start of big things for rugby league in the Carribean.

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Leeds Rhinos players salute the 2016 Magic Weekend crowd.

Leeds Rhinos/Castleford Tigers: Rhinos and Tigers all set for a ‘Magic’ showdown

LEEDS RHINOS and Castleford Tigers will go head-to-head when they bring the curtain down on Betfred Super League’s 11th Magic Weekend next year, which will again be held in Newcastle.

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Ryan Boyle.

Halifax complete signing of prop Boyle from Castleford Tigers

Halifax have signed 29-year old prop Ryan Boyle from Super League side Castleford Tigers.

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Teams line up at this year's Magic Weekend at Newcastle's St James' Park.

Magic Weekend: Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers handed grand finale at Super League two-day extravaganza

LEEDS RHINOS and Castleford Tigers will go head-to-head when they bring the curtain down on Betfred Super League’s 11th Magic Weekend next year, which will again be held in Newcastle.

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Wigan's Green Vigo who tormented Leeds in 1977.

Leeds Rhinos Bygones: Leeds look on green with envy as Wigan wing Vigo cuts loose

IN THE 1970s rugby league was a key ingredient in the BBC’s Saturday afternoon sports coverage.

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Brett Ferres

Leeds Rhinos’ Stevie Ward set to make England debut after team-mate Brett Ferres is forced to pull out

LEEDS RHINOS forward Stevie Ward is on the verge of a “remarkable” England debut – after just four competitive games this season.

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Stevie Ward

Leeds Rhinos: Ward called up by England to replace injured Ferres

Leeds Rhinos forward Stevie Ward has been called into the England squad after club-mate Brett Ferres was ruled out.

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Daniel Igbinedion

Castleford Tigers: Tigers snap up Oxford Super League ‘graduate’

Castleford Tigers have signed forward Daniel Igbinedion from Oxford on a two-year deal.

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Zak Hardaker.

Leeds Rhinos: Chief Hetherington seeks ‘best deal’ for Hardaker

FORMER MAN of Steel Zak Hardaker is closing in on a move to one of Leeds Rhinos’ Super League rivals, club chief executive Gary Hetherington says.

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Gareth Croft.

Amateur RL: Relegation outcome in hands of points panel

TWO LEEDS teams will be relegated from National Conference Division One, but the administrators will decide who goes down alongside East Leeds.

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England captain Sam Burgess (centre) talks to his team-mates.

Burgess honoured to be named England captain

NEW ENGLAND captain Sam Burgess has described his appointment as an “honour and privilege”.

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Richard Owen.

Owen leaves Wakefield Trinity by mutual consent

Wakefield Trinity have parted company with former Castleford Tigers winger/full-back Richard Owen.

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England's Sam Burgess during today's training session at the Honourable Artillery Company, London. Picture: John Walton/PA.

Sam Burgess returns to England RL by leading from the front

SAM BURGESS’S return to rugby league has been capped by his appointment as England’s new captain.

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