Yorkshire sports stars praise Rhinos

Leeds 'Rhinos Kevin Sinfield lifts the trophy.
Leeds 'Rhinos Kevin Sinfield lifts the trophy.
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Sporting stars from across Yorkshire have praised Leeds Rhinos after their charge to Super League Grand Final victory.

The Rhinos sent shock waves across the country yesterday by achieving a historic treble with a win over Wigan Warriors in front of a record crowd of more than 70,000 in Manchester.

Joe Root in action.

Joe Root in action.

It was a fairytale ending for Rhinos stalwarts Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield and Kylie Leuluai, whose efforts on the pitch were their last in a Leeds jersey.

The trio prompted a standing ovation from supporters as they stepped on the pitch and were given the same treatment at the final whistle when they lifted the trophy.

Yorkshire and England cricket hero Joe Root took to Twitter and said: “What a grand final! Brutal and trilling 80 minutes of Rugby! Hats of to Wigan but take a bow @leedsrhinos #treblewinners! #GrandFinal

Triathlon star Alistair Brownlee said: “It’s grand final day. Make it the perfect end of an era @leedsrhinos.”

And his brother Jonny added: “TREBLE!!! CHAMPIONS!!! Well done @leedsrhinos (said that a lot this year!!)”

Champion boxer Josh Warrington said on Twitter: “GET IN!!!! A MASSIVE WELL DONE TO @leedsrhinos !!!!!! CHAMPIONS”

Former international English cricketer and Yorkshire star Ryan Sidebottom said: “Congrats @leedsrhinos Wow TREBLE amazing game an amazing team . Well done @JamiePeacock10 @Rob7Burrow @DannyMcguire6 @KallumWatkins”

And the official account for Leeds United Football Club tweeted: “@leedsrhinos have done it! Congratulations from all at #lufc!”