Quiz of the Season: Departing Players
From trophy triumphs to significant landmarks, we are continuing to test how well you’ve been following the Rhinos throughout 2019 and next up is the players that have departed from the club.
Over the last 12 months, the club has seen numerous players wear the blue and amber strip for the last time, with Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Carl Ablett entering retirement following the final game against Warrington at whilst players such as Matt Parcell, Ashton Golding and Brad Singleton have moved on to new clubs for the 2020 season.
Continue to test your knowledge here:
1. Which Super League club has Brad Singleton signed for next season?
After eight years at the club, prop Brad Singleton announced he would be moving on to join newly promoted side Toronto Wolfpack for 2020. Singleton is Toronto's second signing for next season, behind Sonny Bill Williams, and was unveiled alongside hooker James Cunningham, who departed London Broncos to join the Canadian side.
2. Who beat Trent Merrin to the most offloads in 2019?
Merrin, who has returned to the NRL to play with former side St George Illawarra Dragons next season, was beaten to the most offloads by Castleford Tigers' Liam Watts. There was only two offloads in it, with Merrin making 60 and Watts making 62.
3. Which club did Leeds sign Matt Parcell from in 2016?
Prior to the 2017 season, the Rhinos signed hooker Matt Parcell from Manly Sea Eagles to replace James Segeyaro. Branded 'Magic Matt' by the fans in his first season with the club, Parcell helped Leeds win their eighth Super League Grand Final and went on to make 66 Super League appearances before joining Hull KR initally on loan for the remainder of the 2019 season and then signing permanently for 2020.
4. What shirt number did Tui Lolohea get when he switched to Salford in June 2019?
Despite joining Leeds for the 2019 season, Tui Lolohea was involved in a swap deal that saw Red Devils half back Rob Lui come to Emerald Headingley and Lolohea go in the opposite direction. Given the number 30 shirt, he helped Ian Watson's side get to their first ever Super League Grand Final.
5. Where has Owen Trout signed for in 2020?
Former Stanley Rangers junior Trout has joined Huddersfield Giants for 2020. After progressing through Leeds' Scholarship and Academy, Trout made his Super League debut in 2019 before playing two spells at Dewsbury Rams. He joins the Giants as part of the deal that has seen hooker Kruise Leeming join Leeds.
6. Who did Brett Ferres make his Rhinos debut against?
Ferres made his first Rhinos appearance against Warrington Wolves at Emerald Headingley in 2016. Over three years at the club, he made 64 Super League appearances, won his first Grand Final and played in two World Club Challenges before announcing his move to Championship side Featherstone Rovers for 2020.
7. In which season did Ashton Golding score his highest try tally?
Full back Golding scored his highest try tally in 2018, crossing six times. Prior to moving to Huddersfield for 2020, academy graduate Golding made 54 appearances for the Rhinos over four years, scoring eight tries and kicking 14 goals.
8. How many games did Nathaniel Peteru play in his first season for Leeds?
Injury forced Peteru into only 13 games in his first season in blue and amber. He would finish his Leeds career with 32 total appearances before he left the club in October 2019.
9. How many Rhinos appearances did Kallum Watkins make before his move to the NRL?
Centre Watkins made 259 appearances for the Rhinos since debuting back in 2008. The England international also won eight major trophies and captained the side from 2018 to 2019, when he announced he would be joining Gold Coast Titans.
10. In total, how many matches did Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Carl Ablett play for Leeds?
The last of Leeds' golden generation Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Carl Ablett both hung up their boots at the end of 2019, having made a combined 744 appearances. Jones-Buchanan made nine appearances in his final season, scoring twice and kicking a goal in his final game, whilst Ablett closed out his career with the record for the most Grand Final appearances without loss.