The North East is more renowned for producing world class footballers than Rugby League players however one young player now has the chance to make his name in the thirteen man code with one of the biggest names in the sport.
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott said his side were disappointed after losing their first home game of the season to Quins but said that they will pick themselves up for a trip to Warrington next week.
Leeds Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield has handed his side a timely boost ahead of this Friday's top of the table clash with Harlequins RL by agreeing a new four year deal with the club which will mean he will spend his entire career at Headingley Carnegie.
Leeds Rhinos stars Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Keith Senior will take their first steps on the coaching ladder when the RFL launches a new Professional Player-to-Coach pathway programme on Thursday, February 24.
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott says he is looking for even more improvement from his side despite victories in their opening two games of the new Engage Super League season and he believes that a return to Headingley Carnegie could be just the tonic required.
Seven Leeds Rhinos youngsters have been put through their paces by Royal Marine troops during a four day camp session with the England Youth side, which was held at Royal Marine headquarters, RAF Lympstone between February 13 - 16.
At every Rhinos fixture this season we are offering a young fan the chance to run out on the pitch with Ronnie the Rhino as part of our special Mascot Package and for the game against Harlequins on 25th February you can save a massive 25% on the package price.
Leeds Rhinos have written to their local MP, Greg Mulholland and the RFL asking them to investigate what they believe to be discrimination against Rugby League players by the UK Border Agency in providing Work Permits and Visas.
Leeds Rhinos have launched their Easter Camp programme for boys and girls aged between 7 and 14 years old. The activity camps will offer children the chance to take part in rugby sessions as well as other sports activities like football and athletics and even dance.
Initial details of the entertainment on offer at rugby league's evening of fundraising for victims of the Australian floods have been unveiled. The event, which has the backing of all sectors of the sport, will take place at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Wednesday 16th March.
Engage Super League referee Robert Hicks will take charge of his first Millennium Magic fixture on Saturday when he officiates at the Catalan Dragons v Harlequins RL game (3.00pm) at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
The new season kicks off on Sunday with Leeds taking on Bradford at the Millennium Stadium and in our latest flashback you can relive the action from when the two sides famously met at the same venue in 2007.
When Keith Senior takes to the field against Bradford Bulls in this weekend's Millennium Magic clash he will become the only Leeds player to appear in every season of Super League since it began in 1996.
Ryan Bailey is hoping to have the last word come Sunday night after he has faced up to three former team mates as the Rhinos kick off their campaign against Bradford Bulls at the Millennium Magic clash, kick off 2pm.
South Leeds High School's Year 7 rugby league team, who are captained by Leeds Rhinos' star Paul McShane's younger brother Craig, have progressed into the semi final of the Yorkshire Schools Cup with victory over Pontefract School, St Wilfrid's.