Despite the heartache of losing in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final, Jamie Jones-Buchanan insists there are positives to take from his side's performance and insists there is still plenty to play for before the end of the season
Rhinos hooker Danny Buderus admitted his side were massively disappointed following their Wembley defeat to Wigan but said the team must now focus their energies on finishing the Super League competition strongly.
All three schools from Leeds were left disappointed after they lost out in the Carnegie Champion Schools Finals, with Priesthorpe and Temple Moor losing on Friday at The Stoop and South Leeds dramatically losing in the curtain raiser at Wembley.
The RFL can confirm that Bramall Lane, Sheffield, will host the Carnegie Challenge Cup final replay should the scores between Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors be level after 80 minutes at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Unique research among the Engage Super League's 14 clubs has revealed the most common injuries sustained by professional players - shoulder injuries such as dislocations and rotator cuff damage take top and fourth spots, whilst ankle ligament tears, dead legs and medial cruciate ligament damage complete the list.
Leeds Rhinos star Brett Delaney says that he has a new found respect for the Carnegie Challenge Cup since his arrival in England at the start of the 2010 season and he says that he will be looking to make the most of his chance to play at Wembley once again.
This Saturday will be a special day for the McShane family with Leeds Rhinos hooker Paul McShane part of the Rhinos squad heading to the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final and young brother Craig will be in the South Leeds team taking part in the Carnegie Champion Schools Year 7 Final.
Twenty-One teams over five age groups from year 7 to 11, involving ten clubs city-wide, will take part in the Leeds Rugby Foundations' Ambassador's Festival at Abbey Fields, Kirkstall this Sunday, 21st August.
Chris Plume's Under 18 side were unfortunate to suffer a heavy home defeat against Wigan at Stanningley despite playing a full part in a game that was more competitive than the final score of 36-16 suggested.
As a precursor to their Challenge Cup Semi Final showdown this weekend, Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers met for a skills contest hosted by Multipower, the official sports nutrition supplier to both teams.
Leeds Rhinos star Rob Burrow says that despite the many massive games he has played in for the club, he is still excited ahead of the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi final against his home town this Sunday.
Leeds Rhinos record breaking skipper Kevin Sinfield believes he and his Leeds team mates will face their toughest test of the season this Sunday when they take on Castleford in the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi final at Doncaster.