Ex-Rhino Dunemann hoping former teams can get back in the winners enclosure

In the first of a series of interviews with former Leeds players ahead of the resumption of the NRL season after the coronavirus lockdown, we caught up with former Halifax, Leeds and Salford half back Andrew Dunemann at his home in Queensland to ask him why Leeds fans should be backing another of his former clubs, North Queensland Cowboys for the new competition.

The NRL season is set to restart ion 28th May and Sky Sports will televise every game live throughout rounds three and four. It all kicks off with a clash between two unbeaten sides in Brisbane and Parramatta. The Broncos will be desperate to avenge last year’s 58-0 semi-final thumping against the Eels.

The following night, fans will be treated to a Queensland derby between the Cowboys and Justin Holbrook’s Titans, before a player who has found himself in the spotlight a lot, Rabbitohs star Latrell Mitchell, will face his former side and reigning premiers the Roosters, as we watch the two bitter Sydney rivals go head-to-head.

Saturday sees St George Illawarra’s new recruit Issac Luke take on his old team-mates for the first time, the Warriors, who have been forced to relocate to New South Wales due to the pandemic.

Also on Saturday, the Wests Tigers play Cronulla, before Melbourne meet Canberra in a replay of the 2019 semi-final.

On Sunday you can watch undefeated sides Penrith and Newcastle go head-to-head, followed by Manly and the Bulldogs.

Former Leeds Rhinos half back Andrew Dunemann, a World Club Challenge winner back in 2005, says he remembers his time at Emerald Headingley fondly.

Dunemann is no longer involved in Rugby League, instead his focus is now in horse racing.

NRL Round 3 – live on Sky Sports

Thursday, May 28

Broncos vs Eels, 10.30am

Friday, May 29

Cowboys vs Titans, 9am

Roosters vs Rabbitohs, 10.55am

Saturday, May 30

Warriors vs Dragons, 6am

Sharks vs Wests Tigers, 8.30am

Storm vs Raiders, 10.35am

Sunday, May 31

Panthers vs Knights, 7.05am

Sea Eagles vs Bulldogs, 9.30am