War of the Roses Legends clash next up at Emerald Headingley

On Wednesday 28th August at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Legends will do battle as the War of the Roses returns with the white rose of Yorkshire facing off against the red rose of Lancashire kick off 7.30pm.

The match features stellar names from Rugby League including two of the greatest players in history Jason Robinson will finally tick the last remaining box on his incredible CV. Jason won every honour possible in Rugby League with Wigan before crossing codes and lifting the Rugby Union World Cup and going on to be the first black captain in history in the 15-man code.

Jason born in Leeds never played for Yorkshire during his league career and will meet one of his former teammates league legend Martin Offiah. Martin played for Widnes, Wigan, London, England and Great Britain breaking transfer and try scoring records making such an impact in the sport he is now immortalised with an induction into the hall of fame as well a statue outside Wembley stadium depicting the famous try against Leeds in 1994.

The game is littered with rivalries; in the pack two of the fiercest competitors will once again draw swords with Barrie McDermott (Lancashire) taking on Stuart Fielden (Yorkshire). In the halves the mercurial Sean Long will pit his wits against the live wire and Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow.

The event celebrates the careers of two great players Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Jones-Buchanan who has given 20 years service at Leeds Rhinos and former Wigan, Bradford Bulls, Saints, Huddersfield and Great Britain legend Lee Gilmour for service to Rugby League with over 480 games played.

Confirmed players…

Jason Robinson / Martin Offiah / Stuart Fielden / Barrie McDermott / Rob Burrow / Sean Long / Danny Orr / Lee Briers / Ryan Bailey / Paul Sculthorpe / Brett Delaney / Denis Betts /  Keith Senior / Paul Wellens / Richard Mathers / Ade Gardner / Lee Smith / Martin Gleeson /  Kirk Yeaman / Mick Cassidy / Chev Walker / Paul Wood / Kylie Leuluai / Chris Joynt / Lee Radford / Tommy Martyn / Wayne Godwin /Ian Watson / Mark Calderwood / Jordan James / Lee Gilmour / Gary Connelly / Paul Newlove… Plus many more!

The event features a junior festival, activities and refreshments around the ground, full corporate hospitality is available and all the legends will be on hand for pictures and autographs pre and post match. 

Tickets are priced from £10 for adults, from £5 for concessions (senior citizens over 65, students, under 21s and disabled) and from £3 for juniors (16 & under) – standing and seating tickets available. Tickets available over the phone on 0371 423 1315, by coming down to the Ticket Office at Emerald Headingley Stadium or online via tickets.therhinos.co.uk.

Corporate Hospitality is available for £55 plus VAT per head / £25 plus VAT for juniors aged 16 & under for a two course pre match meal, a reserved corporate seat to watch the match. To book hospitality please call 0113 2033222 or email sales@leedsrugby.com.

There will be a junior festival taking place which is open to U7s, U8s and U9s giving junior players the chance to run out on the hallowed turf of Emerald Headingley Stadium, With teams already entered from Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria, the event will be a great opportunity for juniors to play a new opposition. To enter the junior festival, please complete the registration form on RugbyAM.co.uk

Official Yorkshire and Lancashire shirts and merchandise are available to purchase priced from £19.95 for adults and £16.95 for juniors at RugbyAM.co.uk and click on the shop link.

The event is proudly sponsored by Sports Funding an organisation that helps all sports clubs in the UK get access to grants and funding from 10k up to over 500k check out sportsfunding.co.uk for more details.