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Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield says his international retirement has given him a feeling of "freshness" for the forthcoming Super League season.

Sinfield bowed out of international competition following England's World Cup semi-final defeat by New Zealand at Wembley in 2013 with 26 caps, to add to 14 appearances for Great Britain.
 

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Leeds (18) 28

Tries: Ablett, Cuthbertson, Hall, Briscoe, Aiton Goals: Sinfield (4)

Huddersfield (12) 24

Tries: Ellis, Wardle, Wood, Ferres Goals: Brough (4)


Paul Aiton scored a late try for Leeds to earn a dramatic victory over Huddersfield and maintain their unbeaten start to the new season.

Huddersfield had hit back from 18-0 down to lead 24-22 after 70 minutes.

But Aiton, who had never previously scored a try for the Rhinos, chose a perfect time to break his duck.
 

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Hunslet Hawks have signed Leeds Rhinos second-row forward Brett Delaney on a dual-registration basis.
The 32-year-old Australian underwent knee surgery in pre-season and has yet to make an appearance in 2015.
Hawks coach Barry Eaton can call on the ex-Parramatta utility for Sunday's Championship game against Bradford.
"The great thing about the Championship this season is that it is a very competitive environment," said Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott.
Leeds have allowed players such as Kylie Leuluai, Richard Moore, Jimmy Keinhorst, Robbie Ward and Josh Walters to sign similar terms in recent seasons.
 
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Leeds full-back Zak Hardaker is released without charge after admitting the assault of a 22-year-old student.
 

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But not without a blemish. Although he has not been ....ly charged by the polis, he has admitted guilt, paid compensation, and written a letter of apology.

Last chance saloon for the talented young Mr Hardaker now.
 

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott says there is no player to rival Kevin Sinfield in the modern rugby league era, following confirmation of a switch to union at the end of the season.

Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock has also paid tribute, calling the 34-year-old the "greatest Super League captain".

34 is not young to swap codes or start a new career. But - good luck to him.
 

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He's not really "starting a new career", SJ. He's just winding down at a gentler tempo than the strains the SL is putting on his body at his age. I would imagine he's still have something to do with the Rhinos; they play out of the same place.
 
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Leeds full-back Zak Hardaker has agreed to attend an anger management course and has been fined a month's wages.
 

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Leeds Rhinos half-back Rob Burrow signs a two-year contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of 2017.
 

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Leeds Rhinos have signed Huddersfield Giants prop Anthony Mullally on a three-year deal.

The 23-year-old Ireland international will join the Rhinos at the end of the season when his contract expires with the Giants.
 

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Leeds Rhinos fought back to beat St Helens and set up a chance of completing their treble in the Super League Grand Final.

Saints' James Roby and Leeds' Zak Hardaker traded first-half tries before Luke Walsh slotted a drop-goal to put the visitors 9-8 up at the break.

Mark Percival went in to open a five-point lead before Leeds battled back.

Ryan Hall's try put Leeds ahead for the first time and Kallum Watkins completed the turnaround with a last-minute try.
 

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Leeds Rhinos were given a decisive boost for the Grand Final by the emotion surrounding their departing trio, says head coach Brian McDermott.

Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield and Kylie Leuluai have ended their rugby league playing careers.
 

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Leeds Rhinos re-signed prop Jordan Baldwinson on a two-year deal from Championship side Featherstone.
 

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Leeds Rhinos signed Australian hooker Beau Falloon as a replacement for Paul Aiton, who joins Catalans Dragons for 2016.
 

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Leeds Rhinos back-rower Stevie Ward has signed a new five-year deal.

The 21-year-old, who will undergo knee surgery on Monday, made 25 Super League appearances for the Rhinos in 2015 and helped them to victory in the Challenge Cup final.

The Rhinos have also announced that Ward has been given the club's number 13 jersey for the 2016 season.
 

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Leeds Rhinos second-row Jimmy Keinhorst has signed a new three-year contract with the Super League champions.

The 25-year-old made 17 appearances for the Rhinos last season as they completed the treble.

The Germany international said: "Last season was an incredible season for the club and everyone is excited about the future.
 

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Andy Murray has been voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the second time in three years.
The 2013 winner inspired Great Britain's tennis team to a first Davis Cup victory for 79 years.

Rugby league star Kevin Sinfield was runner-up, with heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill third.
Scot Murray, 28, won 361,446 of the 1,009,498 votes cast (35%), with Sinfield getting 278,353 (28%) and Ennis-Hill 78,898 (8%).