New Rhinos coach Furner looking forward to Boxing Day clash

Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Dave Furner says he is looking forward to seeing his players in action for the first time since arriving at the club when they take on Wakefield Trinity at Emerald Headingley Stadium in the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge on Boxing Day, kick off 11.30am.

Furner says he has been impressed with his players attitude in pre-season and believes that those players who get a chance on Boxing Day will be relishing the opportunity to show him the hard work on the training field is paying off.

He commented, “Our pre-season training has gone well with the boys showing dedication and commitment to make the most of this period of the year.  It has been good to see how the new players have integrated into the group. There is still lots that we are working on ahead of the start of the season but we are definitely moving in the right direction.

“Trent Merrin will unfortunately miss out on Boxing Day with a hip injury that we don’t want to risk; it is a mark of him as a competitor that he was keen to play but it is a long season and we want to make sure he is ready to go come Warrington in Round One. Having said that, we have a very strong side out and it will be good to see how they go,” added Furner.

Book Your Place In The South Stand

Please note that there will be NO cash turnstiles on the South Stand on match day, so we urge you to book tickets in advance to secure your place in the South Stand on Boxing Day.

If you would like a souvenir ticket please book tickets in advance and where possible arrange to collect your tickets before match day, to help congestion and ease the queue on match day. Click here for our Christmas opening hours.

You can also choose to print your tickets at home if you buy online, and therefore avoid the collections queue altogether on match day, however please note the print at home ticket option is not a souvenir ticket.

Cash turnstiles will be available on St Michael’s Lane and Kirkstall Lane on match Day for entry to the Extentia Terrace (formerly Carnegie Terrace) or West Terrace only. The South Stand turnstiles will be open for South Stand match ticket holders only.

Buy In Advance To Guarantee Your Spot

Match tickets are priced £18 for adults and £13 for concessions* in all standing terraces including the South Stand. Seated tickets are £25 for adults and £18 for concessions* for a seat in the South Stand or Extentia Stand (formerly Carnegie Stand).
Remember, if you’re a Season or Supporter Member you get a £3 discount on these prices if you book in advance (discount is not valid on match day).

Tickets for all juniors (16 & under) are amazing value at just £5 for standing terraces and £10 for seated areas.
Buy your tickets online at, call the Ticket Office on 0371 423 1315 or buy in person at the Club Shop at Emerald Headingley Stadium.
*Concessions = seniors 65 & over, students, disabled & under 21s