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Rhinos take on Carnegie in ultimate Escape Room Challenge

31st August 2018 | 10:48 am

By Andrew Boocock

It was Yorkshire Carnegie versus Leeds Rhinos this week when Richard Mayhew secured victory for Yorkshire Carnegie against Stevie Ward in the ultimate escape room challenge at Escape Hunt Leeds.

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It was Yorkshire Carnegie versus Leeds Rhinos this week when Richard Mayhew secured victory for Yorkshire Carnegie against Stevie Ward in the ultimate escape room challenge at Escape Hunt Leeds.

Having conquered the physical world, both players were invited to put their mental strength and stamina to the test in a special head-to-head to find out which rugby club boasts the most brain power.

Joined by a team of Yorkshire Carnegie and Leeds Rhinos club supporters, Richard and Stevie were transported back in time to 1942 for an adrenaline-fuelled and immersive World War Two spy challenge.

Taking part in Escape Hunt Leeds’s five-star rated game, Our Finest Hour, the two players adopted the role of MI6 agents, with the aim of destroying a devastating new Nazi superweapon in the quickest time possible.

With just 60 minutes on the clock, the Carnegie captain held his nerve to lead his team to victory in a time of 59 minutes and 51 seconds.

Richard Mayhew, Yorkshire Carnegie captain, said: “That was really good fun. There were times during the game when we got a little frustrated trying to solve the puzzles, but we worked well as a team and we’re really happy to beat the Rhinos.

“It was a brilliant to mix with the fans. We appreciate the support they give us each week so to do something different together like Escape Hunt Leeds was a great experience.”

Stevie Ward, Leeds Rhinos players, said: “I’m gutted we lost to Yorkshire Carnegie, but it was a great experience to work together with the Rhinos fans. We were fully immersed in the game and once we sussed out how to focus on solving the problems we worked well. I’ll definitely take what I’ve learned today onto the rugby pitch this Saturday.”

About Escape Hunt

Escape Hunt is a global provider of live ‘escape the room’ experiences. The company was founded in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2013. Since then, Escape Hunt has expanded rapidly, opening nearly 50 locations across 27 countries around the world. Escape Hunting involves 60 minutes of pure excitement, during which groups of teammates lose themselves in an incredible immersive experience, working together to follow a series of fiendishly clever clues and escape a locked room.

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Website: escapehunt.com/leeds

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