Leeds Rhinos have confirmed that former player Damian Gibson will be joining the club's coaching staff ahead of the new 2011 season working under Head of Youth Development Barrie McDermott as the club's U20 coach.
Former Leeds stars James Lowes and Lee Jackson will be amongst a host of former Rugby League players turning out at Featherstone's Big Fella Stadium this Saturday to raise money for a host of good causes including the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.
As groundsman for the busiest professional rugby pitch in the world, Leeds Rugby Head Groundsman Jason Booth has said he will watch with interest the developments down in London in the coming months after Rugby Union side Saracens announced that as from next season they will be playing on an artificial surface.
Leeds Rhinos, who were recently praised by the Rugby Football League for their development of the next generation of Super League stars, will continue the club's policy of promoting young talent after announcing the new squad numbers for the 2011 season.
Harlequins RL have bolstered their front row with the signing of Leeds Rhinos prop Luke Ambler on a one-year loan deal. The 20-year-old follows in the footsteps of another Leeds player, Ben Jones-Bishop, who had a sensational season-long loan spell at Quins in 2010.
Leeds Rugby Foundation General Manager Chris Rostron has praised the contribution of the Leeds Rhinos player to the community and believes that the Festive Charity Trophy is a perfect match for the club.