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School children meet England heroes at Emerald Headingley

7th November 2018 | 4:27 pm

By Leanne Flynn

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 07/11/2018 - Rugby League - England Rugby League Training - Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds, England - Sam Tomkins signs autographs and meets school children.

Local school children got the opportunity to meet the England Rugby League squad when the team held their training session at Emerald Headingley ahead of their final Test game against New Zealand this Sunday at Elland Road, kick off 3.15pm.

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Local school children got the opportunity to meet the England Rugby League squad when the team held their training session at Emerald Headingley ahead of their final Test game against New Zealand this Sunday at Elland Road, kick off 3.15pm.

Children from Whingate, Five Lanes and Stanningley Primary Schools, who are all partner schools of Leeds Rhinos Foundation, all enjoyed a day to remember as they met the stars of the England team who are aiming for a series whitewash when they face New Zealand this Sunday.

The school children were welcomed to the stadium by Ronnie the Rhino who gave each child a goodie bag before they got the chance to watch the team train on the pitch.  Following the training the England team came to meet the young fans and sign autographs and pose for photographs.

Mrs Simpson from Five Lanes Primary School said: “The children had a fantastic morning and it really made their day to meet the England players.”

The training session allowed the England squad to check out the newly redeveloped South Stand at Emerald Headingley.  Rhinos star Richie Myler, who is set to start for England this Saturday said it was good to be back at this home ground.

“Quite a bit has changed at the stadium since our last game, but it’s all looking great and I’m really looking forward to playing in front of a packed out South Stand next season,” said Myler.  “It was nice to be back on home turf for our training session and we are all excited for Sunday’s game and getting the job done by securing our third victory.  It will be a great occasion at Elland Road and we hope there will be a big crowd cheering the team on.”

Tickets for this Sunday’s game against New Zealand are also on sale at rugby-league.com/tickets and are priced from £25 for adults and £12.50 for concessions. ‘Our League’ members will get £5 off all ticket categories when purchased through the Our League App or website.

To buy tickets visit rugby-league.com/tickets.

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