Leeds Rhinos win Challenge Cup 2015

Leeds Rhinos beat Hull KR yesterday at Wembley to secure their second year hold of the Challenge Cup.
 A victory of 50-0 and some firsts for rugby league, never mind in the championship matches, mean there is a lot to celebrate.

Firstly, Tommy Briscoe was named Man of the Match after scoring five tries, beating Leroy Rivett’s score of four in a championship match back in 1999. Rivett won the Lance Todd trophy back in the day and so did Briscoe.

 

It was also the biggest winning margin of all Super League matches. With the last being 52-16 when Leeds beat London Broncos in the 1999 final. 

Sir Kevin Sinfield also had a lot to celebrate in his last Wembley showdown, scoring seven conversions for Leeds. 
 
This was however met with some sadness as the club is set to lose three of it’s hot players this year.  Jamie Peacock, 37, Sir Kev, 34 and Kylie Leuluia, 37, are all leaving the club this year. Peacock and Leuluia have played for 17 years in professional rugby. Sinfield has played for Leeds since 1997 and has played 514 games so far.

  
Leeds fans and club members now have rest of the bank holiday to celebrate this triumph.

  All photos from Rhinos site

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