Fans choose their top-10 Leeds Rhinos players

The Yorkshire Evening Post has completed its countdown of Leeds Rugby League/Rhinos’ all-time top-10 players, but who would readers have included?

Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 5:00 pm
Danny Buderus. Picture by Steve Riding

Our list was: 10 Eric Harris, 9 Joe Thompson, 8 John Atkinson, 7 Mick Shoebottom, 6 Jamie Peacock, 5 Garry Schofield, 4 Danny McGuire, 3 Lewis Jones, 2 John Holmes and No 1 Kevin Sinfield.

Here are some fans’ choices.

@juleswaterfiel1: 1 J Holmes, 2 L Jones, 3 G Schofield, 4 C Lyons, 5 D McGuire, 6 R Burrow, 7 J Atkinson, 8 S Pitchford, 9 J Peacock, 10 K Leuluai.

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Iestyn Harris. Picture by Mark Bickerdike.

Steve Sutcliffe: 1 John Holmes, 2 Kevin Sinfield, 3 Lewis Jones, 4 Danny McGuire, 5 Iestyn Harris, 6 Garry Schofield, 7 Jamie Peacock, 8 Danny Buderus, 9 Rob Burrow, 10 David Ward.

Ste Morgan: 1 Sinfield, 2 Holmes, 3 Jones, 4 Schofield, 5 McGuire, 6 Peacock, 7 Ward, 8 Hynes, 9 Atkinson, 10 Hanley.

Daniel Gray: 10 Iestyn Harris, 9 Ryan Hall, 8 Cliff Lyons, 7 Ellery Hanley, 6 Brent Webb, 5 Garry Schofield, 4 Jamie Peacock, 3 Rob Burrow, 2 Danny McGuire, 1 Kevin Sinfield.

Matthew Clough chose players he has seen since starting watching Leeds in 1982: 1 E Hanley, 2 K Sinfield, 3 J Holmes, 4 Danny McGuire, 5 Jamie Peacock, 6 A Lauitiiti, 7 Rob Burrow, 8 Keith Senior, 9 G Schofield, 10 Lee Smith.

Ellery Hanley. Picture by Steve Riding.

Tim Nuttall, a Rhinos fan since 2003, also selected players he has seen live: 1 McGuire, 2 Sinfield, 3 Peacock, 4 Burrow, 5 Hall, 6 Buderus, 7 Senior, 8 Lauitiiti, 9 Gaz Ellis, 10 Brent Webb.

Stephen Bell’s top-10 “based on who I loved watching at Headingley” was: 1 McGuire, 2 Schofield, 3 Sinfield, 4 Cummins, 5 Peacock, 6 Burrow, 7 Hall, 8 Howard, 9 McDermott, 10 Webb.

Mark Williams: 1 John Holmes, 2 Kevin Sinfield, 3 Danny McGuire, 4 Garry Schofield, 5 John Atkinson, 6 David Ward, 7 Jamie Peacock, 8 Ellery Hanley, 9 Brent Webb, 10 Barrie McDermott. Plus an honorary mention for Kevin Dick

Kenny Senior: Buderus, Schofield, McGuire, Hanley, Burrow, Peacock, JJB, Roy Dickinson, Sinfield, McDermott.

Philip Clarkson: 1 J Holmes, 2 Sir Kev, 3 Lewis J, 4 Ellery, 5 Danny Mags, 6 G Schofield, 7 JP and Iestyn Harris, 9 M Shoebottom, 10 Rob Burrow.

David Goulding, who started watching in 1985: 1 Sir Kev, 2 Jamie Peacock, 3 Rob Burrow, 4 Danny McGuire, 5 Garry Schofield, 6 Ellery Hanley, 7 Cliff Lyons, 8 ET, 9 Barrie McDermott, 10 Keith Senior.

@Loiner1957: 1 Syd Hynes, 2 Kevin Sinfield, 3 John Holmes 4 Danny McGuire, 5 Jamie Peacock, 6 Garry Schofield, 7 Mick Shoebottom 8 John Atkinson, 9 Ray Batten, 10 Iestyn Harris.

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