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Leeds 2015
07-30-2014, 09:06 PM (This post was last modified: 11-20-2014 10:14 PM by Genghis Von Battenberg.)
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Leeds 2015
@DCravenYPSport: In tom's @yorkshirepost news of a Leeds Rhinos signing + @JamiePeacock10 on the last SL derby with @OfficialBullsRL For now, anyway
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07-30-2014, 10:10 PM
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RE: Leeds rhinos squad 2014
Think it's a contract extension rather than buying anyone unfortunately.
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07-31-2014, 05:10 AM
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RE: Leeds rhinos squad 2014
Leeds prop Kylie Leuluai, 36, has confirmed he will remain a Rhino for the 2015 season as he looks to continue his career at the very top of the game.
Leuluai has been in great form this season, his eighth in blue and amber since joining from Manly Sea Eagles in 2007. He has made more metres per carry than any other forward at the club with an average gain of 8.12m per carry and is one of only five props in Super League who have made over 8 metres per carry this season.

However, he admits the decision to play on into 2015, was not one he took lightly and that he would not have considered it if he felt he could not still do a job for the team. He commented, "I am enjoying playing the game and I am not ready to finish yet. I enjoy being with the boys and being associated with the club and that was important for me however the decision was always going to be performance related, especially in my position and what I can do for the team. There are certain levels and requirements that are required of you in any team, but especially with this group of players, and, like any job, you have to be able to meet those requirements."

Leuluai is now just one appearance short of equally the legendary Arthur Clues in the all time list of overseas players for the club. Clues made 236 appearances for Leeds between 1947 and 1954 whilst only Australians Frank O'Rourke, Dinny Campbell and Eric Harris are above Leuluai and Clues in the all time list.

Commenting on the new deal Head Coach Brian McDermott said, "It is great that Kylie is with us for next season. We have spoken about the transition process that this group of players will be going through during the next few years and the standards that Kylie sets are something that all young players can aim for. His workload and commitment is something that is thoroughly appreciated by his team mates and the coaching staff and he continues to be a valuable part of our team. The fact that he has played so many games for the club, more than anyone else since the Second World War, shows his dedication to the club and the Super League competition."
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07-31-2014, 05:59 AM
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RE: Leeds rhinos squad 2014
I love kylie. He is fantastic.

We desperately need a contingency plan NOW though.
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07-31-2014, 06:51 AM
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RE: Leeds rhinos squad 2014
Yep we definitely do, kylie staying another season is the correct one, been playig well
This season....

BUT....

Bailey, Kirke, Leuluai, Peacock, Singleton, Yates contracts end at end of 2015.....
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07-31-2014, 07:38 AM
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I think Delaney will take over from JP, we've got Cuthbetson coming in, Singleton Mulhern and Yates all quite young but unproven, JJB could end up a prop

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07-31-2014, 10:53 AM
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Even if baldwinson, Yates, singleton and mulhern all turn out to be quality props it won't happen for another two to five years. For me we still need to bin bailey and/or kirke and bring in an experienced quality prop.
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07-31-2014, 02:24 PM
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RE: Leeds rhinos squad 2014
He's still performing week in week out. Not sure on numbers but this year looks like we're using him a lot more sparingly
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08-13-2014, 09:36 AM
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RE: Leeds rhinos squad 2014
RECORD-BREAKING CAPTAIN Kevin Sinfield has revealed he wants to complete two decades in Leeds Rhinos’ senior team.


Speaking for the first time about his long-term plans, Sinfield – who will be 34 next month – said he intends to play on until at least the end of 2016.

That will see him complete an incredible 20 seasons in Rhinos’ top side, after he made his first-team debut in August, 1997.

But Sinfield stressed he will only play for as long as he feels his body is up to the job and he is able to contribute to the cause.

Sinfield was appointed Rhinos captain in December, 2002 and has led them to top spot in Super League twice, six Grand Final wins and three World Club Challenge victories.

Next week’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup final against Castleford Tigers – 17 years and one day after his debut – will be his sixth, though he has yet to collect a winner’s medal.

The England skipper is also Leeds and Super League’s record goals and points scorer and only four players in history have exceeded Sinfield’s current career tally of 3,913 points.

“In an ideal world I would love to do another two years,” Sinfield revealed.

“It would be an honour to play for 20 years at this club, but we will see.

“It is not set in stone, if I feel at the end of next year it might be time, then I’ll think again.

“If at the end of two years I am feeling great, then I will try and go again, but if I can do another two that will be really special.”

Sinfield confirmed his current contract keeps him at the club until the end of 2016 and he added: “I signed in August, 1994, so I have already had a decent stint here.

“Because I am not from Leeds people think the club does not mean as much as to people who were born and bred there.

“But I have been there a long, long time and they are responsible for what I am.”

Sinfield returned to Rhinos’ side last Saturday after a two-game ban and kicked four goals in the 24-16 Challenge Cup semi-final win over Warrington Wolves.

Despite almost 17 years in the thick of the action, at loose-forward or stand-off, he said his body still feels good and he is enjoying his rugby as much as ever.

“Over the years you change,” he said. “You don’t quite have to reinvent yourself, but you have to change how you play and keep up to date with how the game is going and the speed of it.

“I am aware of what my strengths are and there’s no set date (for retirement).

“I do know at some stage I am going to have to retire, I am aware of that.

“Over the next, two, three, four or five years there’s going to be quite a big transition, with some of our senior boys finishing.

“I understand that if we all go at the same time it makes it tough, but hopefully I can put myself first and make the right decision for the club, at the same time.”

Sinfield said he is confident the club’s future is in good hands, with young academy-qualified players including Liam Sutcliffe, Elliot Minchella, Rob Mulhern Josh Walters and Robbie Ward all having tasted senior action this year.
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08-13-2014, 10:07 AM
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As long as he's away from the England setup as a player then fine - does that also mean that they have no options in the halves to take over at the moment?
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