On 15th December in years gone by Leeds were picking up the BBC Floodlit trophy with a win over St Helens thanks to a try from Syd Hynes.
On this day in 1970 Leeds won the BBC Floodlit Trophy, which meant that over four years the Leeds side had won every available trophy in domestic rugby league, including the League Leaders, Yorkshire Cup, the Championship and the Challenge Cup. The Floodlit competition had been running for five years prior to this final and Leeds had never made it to the semi final stage before, but this year they beat Barrow and Widnes in the opening rounds and then Hull KR in the semi to set up a final at Headingley against St Helens. Leeds seemed unstoppable in the league, winning their last ten games and they had also had success in the Yorkshire Cup final the month before against Featherstone. This game was a rematch of the Championship final of the last year when Saints were then the victors, but on this occasion Leeds had an advantage over St Helens who were playing their third game in four days and were without their first choice props. Despite this though it was the visitors who took the lead at Headingley after just ten minutes through Les Jones. Syd Hynes then scored a penalty but Leeds found it difficult to break the Saints defence. After a period of pressure however, Leeds eventually scored when Ramsey set up Hynes for the try which John Holmes converted. In the second half John Holmes extended Leeds' lead through a penalty and despite Wakefield scoring a penalty from Coslett, the homeside held on to claim a 9-5 win.
Leeds Rhinos have had mixed news on the injury front with both Kallum Watkins and Kevin Sinfield hopefully able to return ahead of schedule but young prop Brad Singleton is battling to recover from a dead leg ahead of Sunday's trip to the Giants.
Official Partner of Super League BRUT for Men is on the hunt for the Leeds Rhinos Fan of Pride - someone who is a huge Rhinos supporter and is committed to the sport in their local community. Fans have until midnight on 25th June to make their nominations at www.brutformen.co.uk/superleague.
Former Leeds Rhinos stars Scott Donald and Robbie Mears could be back at Headingley Carnegie this July after being named in the Australian Police squad to travel to the UK for the Rugby League Festival of World Cups.
Fresh from leading Stanningley U16s to national title glory last weekend, Leeds Rhinos Academy coach Mark Lilley will this weekend swap the rugby ball for the saddle as he takes part in a fundraising effort for Joining Jack.