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Leeds Rhinos set for emotional clash with Broncos

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The clubs will pay their respects to Graham Murray (©GettyImages)
The clubs will pay their respects to Graham Murray (©GettyImages).

Thursday's Super League clash between Leeds and London Broncos will no doubt prove an emotional occasion after former Rhinos coach Graham Murray passed away on Sunday.

A minutes silence will be held in honour of the former Challenge Cup winning coach after the 58-year-old suffered a heart attack in Brisbane last weekend.

Murray was the last man to guide the Rhinos to glory in the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 1999, when they defeated the London Broncos.

Leeds have requested the silent tribute take place before Thursday's game, a rematch of their historic cup victory, and will also wear black armbands as a mark respect.

The game will also be a notable occasion for England captain Kevin Sinfield who is set to make his 500th appearance for Leeds, after his debut back in 1997.

Both teams will be eager for victory at the Stoop for different reasons as they challenge for points at opposite ends of the table.

The Broncos are aiming to close the gap on Salford as they lie three points adrift at the bottom, while Leeds sit in fourth, seven points behind leaders Huddersfield. 

 

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