Leeds Rhinos pre-season game moved as they battle Super League side for trophy

As training ramps up towards the 2023 season clubs have been announcing and confirming their pre-season games and Leeds Rhinos are the latest Super League side to update fans on when they’ll be playing.

The club have confirmed today that they will travel to face the newly rebranded Leigh Leopards on 21st January for a 3pm kick off and not on the 22nd as originally planned.

That announcement completes Rhinos pre-season with matches against Wakefield, Bradford, Hull KR and Hunslet already confirmed.

The game against Leigh will be of particular significance for new signing Nene Macdonald who will return to his old club but also because the clubs will contest the Bev Risman Trophy.

A statement on the clubs site announced the game and where it fit among their other confirmed games.

“Leeds Rhinos will travel to Leigh Sports Village on Saturday 21st January to face the newly promoted Leigh Leopards, kick off 3pm.

“The Rhinos kick off their preparations with the traditional Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge against Wakefield Trinity at Headingley on Boxing Day morning, kick off 11.30am.

“Rohan Smith’s side will then travel to Leigh on Saturday 21st January with the teams competing for the Bev Risman Trophy. The game will see ex-Rhino Zak Hardaker come up against his former side with Nene Macdonald having moved in the opposite direction in the close season. Tickets for this game are £15 for adults, £10 for ages 12-21, £5 for ages 5-12 and free for Under 5s.

“On Sunday 29th January, the Rhinos are back at Headingley to face Bradford Bulls in the Keith Howard Foundation Trophy clash with Jack Walker and Bodene Thompson set to face their former club. Tickets are on sale now, starting from £5 for juniors at tickets.therhinos.co.uk

“On Sunday 5th February, Rohan Smith’s Super League squad will have their final major hit out of the pre-season when they travel across to Hull KR, kick off 3pm.”

“Finally, on Sunday 12th February, Leeds Rhinos will make the short trip to the South Leeds Stadium for the traditional Harry Jepson OBE Trophy clash with Hunslet, kick off 3pm”

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