Grand Final hero Diskin set for fundraising challenge

Former Leeds Rhinos star Matt Diskin has swapped his rugby boots for cycling cleats in an effort to raise money to remember young Batley player Archie Bruce.

The tragic death of Archie Bruce following his debut for Batley Bulldogs illustrated how cruel and short life can be.

Diskin along with Mark Fortis & James Gills will be looking to complete the arduous task of cycling the North Coast 500 in 7 days from 10th October to raise funds to contribute to the lasting legacy in Archie’s name and benefit the charities and causes he and his family support.

Rhinos fans will have fond memories of Diskin from his Grand Final heroics as he played a huge part in ending a 32-year wait for Championship glory with his Harry Sunderland Award-winning performance against the Bulls in 2004. He scored the opening try that night and also crossed for a crucial try in the win over St Helens a decade ago that secured an unprecedented three in a row title success.

Leeds fans keen to show their support for Matt can do so on his Just Giving page by simply clicking here.