Rhinos fan Matt explains how Ukraine link came about

Leeds Rhinos fan Matt Hayes and his wife Hayley have welcomed a Ukrainian family into their home whilst war ravages their homeland and the firefighter explained to us how the link came about, with Rugby League the common bond between the two countries.

Matt contacted the club to let us know about young Kyiv Rhinos player Dima Turupanov who received a huge welcome on Friday night when Leeds took on Wakefield at Headingley and he brought the match ball out before kick off.

To find out more about the Homes for Ukraine initiative visit the Government website by clicking here