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School's partnership with Rhinos recognised

A team of students and academics from the Carnegie School of Sport have received unique recognition for their role in Leeds Rhinos’ successful 2020 Challenge Cup campaign. 

Image of LBU staff, students and alumni with challenge cup trophy

Pictured: LBU alumni Tom Briscoe, James Donaldson, Phil Daly, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Kevin Sinfield and Sian Jones, academics Lucy Chesson, Dr Dan Weaving, Professor Ben Jones and Professor Kevin Till and students Ryan White and Anthony Moore.

Players, coaches and officials from the Rhinos brought their silverware to the Carnegie School of Sport building, where they presented the school with a signed shirt in recognition of the support provided last season.

Specialists from the school, including sports scientists, nutritionists and psychologists, have worked closely with the team to give them an extra advantage on the pitch after the season resumed in August. 

The support helped the Rhinos to finish the season on a high, winning their first Challenge Cup in five years with a 17-16 victory over Salford Red Devils in October.

Peter Mackreth, Dean of the Carnegie School of Sport, said: “This partnership has enabled academics and students from our school to apply their research insights in an elite sporting environment.

“It’s proven to be hugely beneficial for both our school and the club, and as we enter 2021, I expect to see the close collaboration between both organisations continue.”

Kevin Sinfield, Director of Rugby for Leeds Rhinos said: “The work we’ve done with Leeds Beckett has been brilliant.

“Pete Mackreth, Ben Jones and all the team have been great and have offered us so much support that has been crucial.”

Read more about the school’s partnership with the Rhinos here


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