Leeds Rhinos fans will be delighted to know that the group will get their TV show soon. The team will have their show aired this weekend.
The broadcast of Leeds Rhino TV will come by on Freeview Channel 7, Virgin Media 159 and Sky 117. The series will start off new but if it gains success, it will be shown through autumn and then into winter. It would also be expanded to include other Super League clubs in the coming year.
Rugby AM and its representative Alex Simmons talked about how they would be focusing on the team personalities in this series. The players would be coming on with their talents and skills, and that is what would be showcased at the show. This would help to promote the team to a wider audience.
Though the Rhinos would be showcased first the team might get other clubs in as well as per the interest that the show generates. This was being talked about when the Leeds were about to fight against the Leigh team. The game was crucial so that they can avoid finishing in the second position. Treble winners last year have not been in danger of having to end up in the Million Pound relegation rounds. They would finish in the runners up position if they ended up playing poorly.
Leeds came into the game with several key players injured, but they were able to make the game a winning one for themselves. It remains to be seen how the show comes out and how well it projects the players and their characters. It would definitely highlight the hard work they have put in, especially last year when things had been uncertain for them. This would also showcase the game of rugby and the involvement of the players in the game to non rugby viewers as well.
As most teams face the coming and going of different players, so does Leeds Rhinos this year.
Kevin Sinfield is known to be a legend of the team. This season will see the end of his active rugby playing career. During his playing career he has scored a total of 117 points and appeared for a total of sixteen times for Yorkshire Carnegie. Aged thirty five years of age, he switched codes when he joined the union side from the league side. This happened in November last year. He led the Rhinos in the treble win.
Leeds was captained by him for a total span of thirteen years. It definitely helped the team win several accolades. These included seven wins in grand finals, two in the Challenge Cup category and three in the World Cup challenge categories. Sinfield states that he feels that he had to get a proper job some day and that day has arrived. The BBC sports personality of the year award in the second position was awarded to him in 2015. With so many accolades, retiring would definitely create an impact on his team. The forthcoming Carnegie championship that is coming up will see him taking part after which he will make his retirement official.
Sinfield has been capped about 27 times for his country with a 13 man code. He feels that the career that has spanned twenty years has offered him several privileges. He has enjoyed his professional life of a rugby player and is ready to retire now. He feels it is a good time to do so and not go out because of an injury that makes coming back on the field difficult. Different players have different viewpoints as to when and how they wish to retire. However, it is the way they do and the impact on their team that makes the difference.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Leicester Tigers are planning a huge splash in the transfer market this summer as they look for a ‘gold dust’ signing either at centre or full back. Richard Cockerill, the club’s Director of Rugby has said that he has been speaking with Aaron Mauger, the club’s head coach next season every other day as the pair plans the improvement that the squad needs.
Midfield and full back areas have already been identified by the duo as the key areas in the squad that still need addressing. According to Cockerill, the club would consider spending a considerable amount of money in the transfer window if the right player became available. He said that they are looking at those two areas as positions that they need to strengthen and have some gold dust in there.
The Leicester Tigers went on added however; that finding them is one thing and being able to afford them is another. The team has struggled all season with its midfield combination following injuries to England man Manu Tuilagi and Ant Allen which meant that the two have played only match together out of the 30 the team has played all season.
The fitness of these two players remain a concern for the Tigers and with some of the other options in midfield nearing the end of their careers, the number 13 and especially the number 12 role is up for grabs.
Mat Tait and Blaine Scully have also left the Leicester Tigers and the full back position is in need of some much needed reinforcements as well. However, Richard Cockerill has said that the board and the head coach will not be pushed into the market adding that panic buying is the last thing they want to do at this moment.
The 44 years old Brian McDermott who is the coach of the Leeds Rhinos, has said that he was not completely happy with the performance his team had put up in the match against Huddersfield Giants which took place on Friday, 27th February at Headingly Carnegie stadium which is in Leeds.
The 29 years old Rugby player Paul Aiton’s try helped his team secure the spectacular victory. The final score stood at Leeds Rhinos, 28 and Huddersfield Giants, 24.
The coach of the winning team was not happy even after his team won because of two reasons; one is the refereeing of the match and the other is the way his team performed in the match. 25 minutes after the match started, the score of Leeds Giants was 18 while their opponent team failed to score even one point till then.
But they managed to score 22 points later while the score of Leeds Rhinos stood at 24. The touchdown that Paul Aiton scored for his team made the total score of the Rhinos, 28 while their rival team’s score remained 22. Including this loss, the Huddersfield Giants have lost three matches consecutively.
The coach of the winning team Brian McDermott said that Huddersfield was about to lose their third match in a row and naturally there was a high level of determination among the team’s players to secure the victory. He said that the second half of the match was pretty bad to watch from a coach’s viewpoint. He said that in the ruck, the Huddersfield giants did things which are not allowed in the game. He regards that the level of rugby that was played in the second half of a match was very much below the standard. McDermott appreciated the way Huddersfield Giants fought their way up from 18-0 situation. He said that though he’s happy that his team has won, he does not think that the performance of his team was spectacular at all in the match.
Rugby Football Union Championship club the Yorkshire Carnegie has announced that it has parted company with head coach Gary Mercer.
The 48 year old Mercer was appointed as the head coach of the team last summer but was not present to lead the team out since their draw against Plymouth Albion in November. Although officials of the team refused to accept it at the time of announcing his departure, Tommy McGee has been in charge of the team during the long absence of Mercer as head coach and it is believed that he will now take the job full time now that Mercer is no longer associated with the club.
Gary Hetherington, the chief executive of the Yorkshire Carnegie announced the departure in a brief press conference and he said that he, on behalf on everyone associated with the club would want to wish Gary Mercer all the very best for his future endeavours and also extended his gratitude to their former head coach for his efforts.
He went on to add that it was very unfortunate for both the club and the coach that things didn’t go as well as both parties would have hoped it would when the partnership was announced but at the end of it, both parties can now move forward after a mutual agreement was reached.
Yorkshire Carnegie are one of the biggest rugby union clubs in the country with one of the best infrastructure and state of the art facilities that could put some of the Aviva Premiership clubs to shame. But things have not worked out for them since relegation to the RFU Championship a couple of years back and they are languishing at ninth in the table, 14 points away from a spot in the playoffs with nine games left to play.