COMING SOON IN 2016 LEEDS RHINOS PAGE!
As Editor-in-Chief of We All Love Leeds, I am happy to announce that we will be covering a different sport on our site that is surely close to many a Lufc fans heart. The Leeds Rhinos will be debuting on the site for the 2016 season.
This comes about after our fantastic developing partnership with the Leeds Ladies FC and we hope that we can now take that success and add to it with a devoted page on everything Leeds Rhinos.
Our new writer Lewis Watson will be our Leeds Rhinos correspondent and will be bringing articles to you including match reviews, who we need to sign, who we need to show the door and the key players for the new season.
After a fantastic season winning the treble and dominating the awards, we are going to be writing about what we need to do to keep Leeds Rhinos the best Rugby League team in England.
Debuting his first article for We All Love Leeds is Lewis Watson, who has a short season review that most fans will surely enjoy to recap on,
Overview of the 2015 season
Well needless to say Leeds Rhinos could not of had a better season. Right from the off it was a nail biting affair all the way to the final whistle of the Grand Final, where we managed to beat Wigan Warriors 22-20.
My opinion is that Leeds Rhinos started their great form once the fans had found out that we would be losing three legends (who I will talk about further in another article) who have done more than any one could have asked for.
Leeds Rhinos started the treble with the fantastic victory over Hull KR at Wembley, where we saw a record victory of 50-0 and Tom Briscoe miraculously scoring 5 tries! After the Wembley final Leeds became a bit shaky, tired maybe? We saw the Challenge Cup champions lose 3 games in a row and at that point most fans would agree that we thought it was the end of the season for Leeds.
But the famous saying is never write Leeds off! To win the League Leaders shield the Rhinos had to travel to a very on form Huddersfield Giants. This proved another great advertisement for Rugby League after a great nail biting game seconds away from seeing Wigan Warriors take the League leaders shield, when the worlds best winger scored an impossible try in the 80th minute seeing Leeds win 20-16.
But it wasn't over, not yet. There was still one more to go to see the Rhinos dominate the league and it was the biggest one of all, The Grand Final at Old Trafford. First of all, Leeds needed to beat St Helens and yet again another very close game that proved the commitment and the will to see Leeds beat Saints 20-13 after another great Ryan Hall try which took all of his strength to beat a mass of bodies trying to stop him touching down. Kallum Watkins then scoring in the final minutes saw Leeds sure up another appearance at Old Trafford.
The Grand Final would be against the mighty Wigan Warriors, who had been dominant in their semi final. Leeds went in to the final second favourites with people was pointing out how tired we looked and that we had no chance against the young guns at Warriors. Didn't Leeds prove them wrong!
With a sold out crowd, the whole of Yorkshire behind them to win the treble and being the final game of Rugby League for Sir Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai, who was going to stop them?
The best game of Rugby League I have witnessed saw the Rhinos beat Wigan 22-20 with a great try from young Josh Walters. Both teams looked exhausted, so it all came down to who wanted to win the most and Leeds came out on top. An outstanding game from Danny Maguire saw him win the Harry Sunderland trophy and we all witnessed Leeds Rhinos lifting the 3rd trophy of the season which got us the treble we all dreamed of.
What a great season for any Leeds fan to be part of, now it's up to us to look at how to recreate this for 2016!
By Lewis Watson