Three Leeds Rhinos legends have ended their careers on a high as the Super League side completed the treble on Saturday.
Leeds beat rivals and 2013 champions Wigan Warriors in a close game on Saturday to round off a successful season. In just the one season the side have won the Challenge Cup, League Leaders Shield and the Grand Final to make history for the club.
However for three Rhinos players this was their final match for the side. Jamie Peacock, Kylie Leuluai and captain Kevin Sinfield end their careers at Leeds in the best way possible with all three being part of the Grand Final winning squad.
Sinfield is set to change codes and join sister club and rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie who currently sit top of the championship. The former England RL captain has signed an 18 month contract and Yorkshire Carnegie executive president says he has admired Kevin as “both a player and an individual for many years.”
Long serving prop forward Jamie Peacock is set to take up a coaching role at Super League side Hull KR after 17 seasons of playing the game. After setting a Grand Final record of 11 appearances at the weekend, Peacock is retiring to take up the newly created role of football manager at Hull Kingston Rovers.
Another prop Kylie Leuluai literally put his life on the line after playing in Saturday’s Grand Final as the player revealed his recent health scare after the game. The 37 year old said after his final game that he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat midway through the 2015 season. He has retired but will stay with Leeds as their welfare support officer.
With the three legends leaving the championship triumph had to be the best farewell possible. Sinfield said “I couldn’t have asked for a better finish with a better group of blokes”.