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Castleford Tigers 19 Wigan Warriors 18: Ellis keeps his nerve to clinch it for Tigers

WITHOUT 11 first team players through injury, Castleford Tigers produced a superb effort to stun Wigan Warriors 19-18 at the Jungle last night.

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INJURY CONCERN: Batley Bulldogs' Alistair Leak. Picture James Hardisty.

Championship: Testing times once again for Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams

DOING IT tough is the order of the day for neighbours Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs.

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Leeds Rhinos Luke Briscoe goes over for a try past Catalans Dragons' Samisoni Langi (Picture: PA)

Leeds Rhinos talking points: Unwanted record looms for ailing champions

DEFENDING Betfred Super League champions are on the edge of a relegation battle following two more defeats in less than a week. Here, Peter Smith looks at five talking points.

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East Leeds spokesman, Malcolm Waite. PIC: James Hardisty

Amateur RL: East Leeds aiming to break into the second division’s top three

EAST LEEDS could climb a place to third in National Conference Division Two if they win at Saddleworth Rangers tomorrow.

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Leeds Rhinos' Luke Briscoe made his third debut for the club against Catalans Dragons in midweek. PICs: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Leeds Rhinos: Re-signed winger Briscoe in line for an early recall by Featherstone

SURPRISE LEEDS Rhinos signing Luke Briscoe says he will wait and see where his career goes next.

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Junior Moors. PIC: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Castleford Tigers: Moors the merrier as he builds up game time

AS HE has returned to action other players have gone down like ninepins, but forward Junior Moors says Castleford Tigers have to push through their injury crisis.

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Aimee Staveley. PIC: Leeds Rhinos RLFC

Women’s Super League: High fitness levels help Leeds Rhinos see off key rivals

FITNESS IS proving the difference for Leeds Rhinos’ women’s team this year and forward Aimee Staveley has credited that to being able to use Super League facilities.

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Rugby League: No quick fix for Leeds Rhinos’ long-term injured admits coach McDermott

THERE IS no sign of Leeds Rhinos’ fitness crisis easing for next Thursday’s game at Wigan Warriors after 12 senior players missed the loss to Catalans Dragons two days ago.

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Luke Briscoe scored a try on his return to Leeds Rhinos. PIC: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Leeds Rhinos 25 Catalans Dragons 28: Rhinos in crisis after sixth straight defeat

IT IS a crisis now.

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Leeds Rhinos' Adam Cuthbertson hits a wall of Catalans Dragons defenders. PIC: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Leeds Rhinos 25 Catalans Dragons 28: Big-match player ratings

Individually it wasn’t all doom and gloom for Leeds Rhinos’ players last night, but overall the visiting Catalans Dragons had the upper hand.

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Leeds Rhinos head coach, Brian McDermott. PIC: Allan McKenzie/

Leeds Rhinos 25 Catalans Dragons 28: Rhinos are still in ‘good shape’ insists boss McDermott

BOSS BRIAN McDermott insisted Leeds Rhinos are in “good shape” despite suffering a sixth successive Betfred Super League defeat.

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Leeds Rhinos' Ryan Hall will have played in four different countries by Saturday tea-time. (Picture:

Peter Smith - Inside Rugby League: Denver game another chance to spread the RL gospel

PLAY RUGBY league, see the world.

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Leeds Rhinos prop, Mitch Garbutt. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds Rhinos v Catalans Dragons: Prop Garbutt labels rearranged fixture a ‘must-win’

PROP MITCH Garbutt has labelled tonight’s visit of Catalans Dragons a must-win game for Leeds Rhinos.

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Leeds Rhinos v Catalan Dragons: Plenty of light at end of tunnel says Smith

IT HAS been a poor season so far, but there are signs of brighter times ahead of Leeds Rhinos.

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Ashton Golding is back in contention to face Catalans Dragons. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Leeds Rhinos v Catalans Dragons: Winger Luke Briscoe back for third spell at the Rhinos

WINGER LUKE Briscoe will create Leeds Rhinos history tonight when he begins his third spell as a contracted player.

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Leeds Rhinos head coach, Brian McDermott. PIC: Allan McKenzie/

Leeds Rhinos v Catalans Dragons: McDermott sees a ‘very good’ Rhinos team in the making

DESPITE THEIR five-game losing run in Betfred Super League, boss Brian McDermott insists Leeds Rhinos are close to being a “very good” team.

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Betfred Championship.'Batley Bulldogs v Featherstone Rovers.'Rovers Luke Briscoe skips  away from Batley's James Brown.'24th March 2018.'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds Rhinos sign record try scorer Luke Briscoe from Featherstone Rovers

Record-breaking winger Luke Briscoe will make his third debut for Leeds Rhinos against Catalans Dragons at Emerald Headingley on Wednesday.

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Castleford Tigers: Alex Foster signs new long-term contract

Former Leeds Rhinos and Featrherstone Rovers second-row/centre Alex Foster has signed a contract extension keeping him at Castleford Tigers until the end of 2021.

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Leeds Rhinos' Joel Moon

Confidence on rise, says Leeds Rhinos’ Joel Moon

A MORE confident Leeds Rhinos will take on Catalans Dragons in tomorrow’s crucial four-pointer, according to stand-off Joel Moon.

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VIDEO: Powerhouse Pauli predicting trophies for young, developing Wakefield Trinity squad

POWER PACKED prop Pauli Pauli has predicted a Betfred Super League Grand Final for Wakefield Trinity in the next few years.

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