Video – ‘I will always be a Leeds Rhinos fan’ says retiring legend Jamie Jones-Buchanan

Jamie Jones-Buchanan.
Jamie Jones-Buchanan.
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RETIRING VETERAN Jamie Jones-Buchanan stole the show when Leeds Rhinos closed their season with an impressive 26-4 win over Warrington Wolves last night.

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Selfie for Stevie Ward with Jamie Jones-Buchanan.

Selfie for Stevie Ward with Jamie Jones-Buchanan.

In the final game of his 20-year career, Jones-Buchanan brought the house down when he converted the third of Leeds’ four tries – his first-ever goal at senior level.

It was also a memorable night for Wakefield Trinity who beat London Broncos 19-10 to secure their Betfred Super League survival and send the capital side back into the Championship.

Jones-Buchanan made an emotional speech on the pitch after the game, telling the crowd: “I have lived the dream, 421 times.

“Now I’ll be back in the South Stand – I will be a Leeds supporter all my life.”

I have lived the dream, 421 times. Now I’ll be back in the South Stand – I will be a Leeds supporter all my life.

Jamie Jobes-Buchanan

Boss Richard Agar, who saw Stevie Ward limp off with a dead leg, saluted a “terrific” result and occasion.

“Emotion was going to play a big part,” Agar said after his team sealed eighth place in the table.

“We knew the crowd would thrive on that and I thought our players did as well. Defensively we looked pretty good.

“We had to make some strong last-ditch efforts, but defensively we held up well throughout and we kicked the ball better after the opening period.

Robert Lui score the Rhinos' second try.

Robert Lui score the Rhinos' second try.

“It was a terrific side for Jonesy, he was skipper, he led the side and set a tremendous example.”

Rhinos players celebrate Luke Briscoe's try.

Rhinos players celebrate Luke Briscoe's try.