Leeds Rhinos do a hell of a lot of things right in Super League from their fantastic facilities to game day experience.
And, they are set to help their supporters who are unable to watch Friday night’s game against the Catalans Dragons – which is of course the first round of the Super League play-offs – by setting up big screens for fans to come and cheer on their team at Headingley Stadium.
The club revealed on their Facebook page: “Join us in the South Stand concourse this Friday to watch live coverage as Leeds Rhinos travel to France to take on Catalans Dragons looking to book their place in the Betfred Super League Grand Final semi final. Entry is free and doors will open at 7.00pm ahead of kick off at 8pm. The bars will be open with the game on the big screens in the South Stand. Ronnie the Rhino will be there along with a face painter to get everyone in the mood ahead of kick off. Please tell us if you are Going here so we can make sure we have plenty of room for everyone.”
It’s an incredible gesture from the Rhinos as they prepare for the most important game of the season in the south of France which will be a tough task considering their last venture down to Perpignan ended in a big defeat.
Rohan Smith’s men will likely miss Ash Handley and Brad Dwyer, both of whom left the field against the Castleford Tigers last weekend whilst David Fusitu’a is unlikely to return.
The club are also appealing Rhyse Martin’s ban ahead of that fixture in a bid to keep their goalscoring forward on the pitch for the crunch game.
Finishing fifth was already a magnificent achievement for the West Yorkshire club after winning just once in their opening seven games, but Smith is certainly not finished there.