Leeds Rhinos: Homecoming plans entirely dependent upon Rhinos’ final victory

Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield (right) and Hull KR captain Tyrone McCarthy.
Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield (right) and Hull KR captain Tyrone McCarthy.
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IF THEY win at Wembley tomorrow, Leeds Rhinos will celebrate with a homecoming at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Rhinos will be aiming to retain the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup when they face Hull KR in a second successive all-Yorkshire final.

The Rhinos players will stay in London on Saturday night and return to Leeds the following day.

If they win the Cup, the team will arrive in Leeds at around 5pm and travel to Headingley Carnegie via Otley Road on an open top bus, which will be provided for the occasion by the Yorkshire Evening Post. Chief executive Gary Hetherington said: “In the event of a Rhinos win and a homecoming, we would like all fans to line the streets to greet the team.

“The route will go past the Skyrack, Original Oak, The Box and then turn left at North Lane past The Taps, The Arc and Trio.”

The players will enter the stadium at Kirkstall Lane for the free event, supported by Heart FM, with entertainment provided by John Innes plus the Spencer Properties Dance Team, along with Ronnie the Rhino. The stadium and club shop will be open from 3.30pm to show the game on the big screen.

The event will finish around 7.15pm with free car parking available on site in car parks E and F on a first come, first served basis.

There will be no homecoming if Leeds lose.