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Statement from Leader of Leeds City Council Cllr Judith Blake regarding Leeds Rhinos victory in Grand Final


Castleford 6-24 Leeds: Rhinos thrash Tigers in 2017 Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford.

Leeds Rhinos are the Super League champions for an eighth time after beating Castleford 24-6in Saturday night’s Grand Final at Old Trafford.

The two sides met in the 2014 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley and famously met in the 1969 Championship Final when Leeds won only their second Championship with a tremendous grandstand finish in the controversial Final against Castleford at Odsal, with Leeds trailing by three the pendulum of fate inexorably ticking its way into the last five minutes, a high kick from Redfearn, the ball scrambled away to Risman near the Leeds ’25’, a 30-yard run, a finely-judged kick and there was Atkinson striding away in triumph, for Risman’s sure boot to give Leeds the Championship they so richly deserved.

The Leeds team was: Risman; Cowan, Hynes, B. Watson, Atkinson, Shoebottom, Seabourne (Langley); Clark (Hick), Crosby, K. Eyre, M, Joyce, Batten.

The Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has congratulated Leeds Rhinos on their victory against Castleford Tigers in the rugby league Grand Final tonight 07 October 2017.

Councillor Judith Blake said: “Congratulations to the amazing Leeds Rhinos on their eighth Grand Final victory tonight, which is a truly stunning achievement and one that will undoubtedly live long in the memory.

“The Rhinos are a fantastic example of what can be achieved through sheer dedication, commitment and hard work, and as a city we are immensely proud of their achievements once again.”