Plenty to watch this Christmas for Rugby League fans
If you have had your fill of Christmas specials, repeats and old movies this Christmas and you are missing your Rugby League action there is lots for you to enjoy.
WATCH GAMES IN FULL
If you are wanting to see some action, check out our official YouTube channel where you find a host of games to watch in full going back over the last 30 years, just have a scroll through the play list and pick your favourite from the 385 available, sit back and enjoy. We have got a few from Boxing Days gone by too in case you wanted to put your Christmas Jumper on and get the full effect of a traditional Christmas!
ROB BURROW: MY YEAR WITH MND
The BBC have put the incredibly brilliant documentary that follows Rob Burrow and his journey with MND throughout 2020 back on the BBC iPlayer over the festive period. You can watch it any time either online or via your television but visiting the iPlayer and searching for Rob Burrow.
ONCE WERE LIONS
Whilst you are on the iPlayer, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the documentary that goes behind the scenes of the Great Britain Rugby League Lions tour to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea back in 2019. The documentary includes former Leeds players Jamie Jones-Buchanan and John Bentley taking about the history of the Lions and the importance of touring plus current Rhinos stars Konrad Hurrell and Rhyse Martin talk about the impact of victories for Tonga and PNG respectively meant for their home countries against the Lions that tour. You can find it here https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08v531s/once-were-lions
NEW AND EXCLUSIVE RHINOS FEATURES COMING UP
Starting tonight with our Annual Awards Night, we have got a host of treats for you to enjoy over the Christmas holidays.
The Awards are hosted by our Commercial Director Rob Oates along with Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock MBE and will culminate with the naming of the 2020 Leeds Rhinos Player of the Year.
From Boxing Day at 11am, we will have a five day special that will see the next four inductees revealed in the Leeds Rugby League Hall of Fame. This is not to be missed and will be a highlight of the year for Leeds fans, young and old.
AS GOOD AS IT GETS? IS BACK ON AMAZON PRIME
The brilliant As Good As It Gets? film is back available to watch on Amazon Prime. The feature length documentary tells the previously untold story behind the historic Treble winning season of 2015. It follows the journeys of the likes of Jamie Peacock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Kevin Sinfield from their early days to this career defining moment.
Brutally honest, it is a must watch for any sports fan and gives a unique insight into what it takes to be the best. Narrated by Hollywood star Matthew Lewis, make sure you don’t miss out. Find it here.
RUGBY LEAGUE DAY ON SKY SPORTS
Sky Sports have got a real treat for Rugby League fans on Tuesday 29th December with Sky Sports Mix showing a full day of Super League action from 6am. There are highlights from some of the best games of the 2020 season throughout the day plus a chance to see the fantastic Rob Burrow: The Magnificent Seven documentary throughout the day as it airs at 9am, 12.30pm, 6pm, 8.40pm and 11.10pm.
There is the usual Super League Super Tries compilation on throughout the day too, including plenty from the Rhinos plus you can relive the epic Grand Final between Saints and Wigan from 4.30pm.
The highlight for Rhinos fans comes at 6.30pm when Sky Sports will re-run the incredibly emotional day at the start of 2020 when Leeds Rhinos took on Bradford Bulls in front of a full house at Emerald Headingley to honour Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Rob Burrow with the legends retaking the field one last time.
SEVEN IN SEVEN – THE INSIDE STORY
On 1st December 2020, legendary Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield set out as part of a small team of six to run seven marathons in seven days to raise funds to support his friend and former teammate Rob Burrow, who had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease a year earlier, and the MND Association.
Sinfield set the target of completing each marathon in under four hours with the aim of raising £77,777 for Rob Burrow and the MND Association. By the time they had finished, the fund raised over £2 million.
This is the inside story of the week long challenge. You can still support the 7 in 7 Challenge at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sinfield-7-in-7