The GB boys were off to the races today to watch the prestigious Melbourne Cup at Sydney's famous Randwick racecourse.
The GB boys were off to the races today to watch the prestigious Melbourne Cup at Sydney's famous Randwick racecourse. Throughout the Gillette Tri Nations Keith Senior will be writing an exclusive online diary for www.leedsrugby.com keeping you up to date with how the Great Britian squad's preparations are coming along. Keith also has with him a digital camera supplied by Olympus UK Ltd and is sending exclusive snap shots from inside the camp. Tuesday Had an early start to today as we were going to the races at Randwick so had to be up at 7 to leave at 8am. We had our warm up then into our set plays and attacking and defence sets, then into the gym for weights. After dinner we set off for the races. We had to wear our suits as it was a function that Gillette had kindly put on for us so we were in a VIP tent with free food and drink, but as we were playing we had a beer free day so that was a massive waste. Randwick was packed and the Aussies really love to celebrate the Melbourne Cup as every bar and hotel put some sort of function on, everyone makes an effort to get dressed up too which makes a change from the usual board shorts and thongs (flip flops) as they call them. We had a bit of a syndicate between Rob, Danny, Gaz and myself , we all put $100 into a kitty and took it in turns to pick the horses, we had a really good day and ended up winning about $400 each so it was a very successful day and one where we all enjoyed it. When we got back to the hotel JP, Lee Gilmour, Stu Fielden, Danny, Gaz, Rob and myself went for some food because we couldn't wait till dinner in the hotel then just relaxed in the hotel till bed. KEITH SENIOR TESTIMONIAL Keith will have a well earned four month testimonial for services to the game starting in December. The first event of the testimonial will be a Christmas dinner with the Rhinos squad on Tuesday 19th December at Headingley Carnegie. The evening includes a three course Christmas dinner, hats, crackers and disco until late. Places are £50 per person and can be booked by calling 0113 2033 222 or you can email an enquiry by simply clicking here please include your name and a contact telephone number so we can get back in touch with you.
Following both teams elimination from the Tetley's Challenge Cup last weekend, Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield have agreed to re-arrange the date for their postponed Round Eight Super League clash at the Rapid Solicitor's Stadium which will now be played on Friday 26th July, kick off 8pm.
Rugby League fans will have the opportunity to put questions about the ongoing Policy Review and planned competition restructuring directly to RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood and RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer in a ground-breaking online question and answer session on Friday (May 17).