Wheelchair Super League Grand Final Preview: Leeds Rhinos vs Halifax Panthers

01 Oct 22, 11:34AM 0 Comments

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Another gripping season of the Betfred Wheelchair Super League draws to a close this weekend, Leeds Rhinos aim to make history. Live on Sky Sports Arena and Mix from the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester, kick-off is set for 3:30pm.

The final game of the season will be shown live on Sky Sports for the second year in a row, following their live broadcast of England’s mid-season International against France back in June.

James Simpson’s side will be looking to replicate a dominant 2021 campaign, with the prospect of an unprecedented consecutive treble looming for the reigning champions.

Speaking to talkSPORT this week, Leeds’ Tom Haliwell said: “We need to win this for the treble, we’ve won everything else this season so this would really be the icing on the cake.”

Standing in their way, though, are Yorkshire rivals Halifax Panthers who have already proven they have what it takes to beat Leeds – they were 46-79 victors when the sides met back in July.

The Panthers were also in fine form last time out as they booked their place in the Grand Final with a comfortable 66-28 win against Wigan, as they look to wrestle back the title they last won in 2019.

The other semi-final saw London Roosters really frustrate Leeds for parts of the game, but a mesmerising second-half made sure of their place in the final as the champions triumphed 54-14.

All four sides across both semi-finals had an array of International-level talent and that remains true for this Saturday’s Grand Final as a number of players in the England picture square off.

This could be a talking point for many, as the clash precedes an historic week – Monday sees the official announcement of your RLWC2021 England Wheelchair squad.

Tickets for the Betfred Wheelchair Super League Grand Final are £2 U16’s and £5 Adults, with family packages available – grab your tickets here!

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