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Danny McGuire reiterated the time was right to leave Leeds after finishing his near two-decade association with his hometown club with another Grand Alan Page Womens Jersey Final success and the Harry Sunderland Trophy.For only the second time in Grand Final history, a single player pooled each and every one of the votes for the man-of-the-match award, following in the footsteps of his Leeds team-mate Rob Burrow, who achieved that feat in 2011.
McGuire was sensational as Leeds won the Grand Final for the eighth time in only 14 seasons, comfortably beating Castleford 24-6 in his 424th and final game for the Rhinos. He will now embark on a new challenge with Hull Kingston Rovers in 2018, and the half-back was delighted to end his time with Leeds with the title.“It’s a fairytale,” he said. “I went to bed on Friday night and dreamed of the fairytale finish. A new challenge will be good for me but I was determined my Leeds career would finish on a positive note, and it couldn’t have gone any better. I said it was the right thing for the club and myself and I stick by it.”
McGuire’s final game for Leeds evoked memories of 2015, when the club’s long-serving trio of Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai also left the club with a Grand Final win. Their coach, Brian McDermott, admitted the challenge was not to replace McGuire in 2018 but to evolve without him. “It’s the same as when Vikings Jersey Kevin Vikings Authentic Jersey and Coyotes Jersey JP Coyotes Authentic Jersey retired, you don’t replace them, you adapt,” he said.For Castleford, the post-match discussion surrounding their first Grand Final appearance revolved around Zak Hardaker, the England international who was dropped 48 hours before kick-off for a breach of club rules. Their coach, Daryl Powell, admitted the details of the player’s indiscretions – which are understood to have ruled out his chances of a place in England’s World Cup squad – will be made public shortly.“It was a big disruption,” he said. “It’s nothing to do with me but you’ll all be made aware of it pretty quickly, I think.”
Powell was left to rue a slew of handling errors by the Tigers. “We saved our very worst till last,” Powell said. “We just created too many errors and credit to Leeds, they deserved to win. We just made unforced errors, mistakes and dropping the ball is so hugely disappointing. You have to wait a long time before we can straighten it up but it is what Shane Doan Authentic Jersey it is.”Bulls make history in women’s Grand Final
Bradford Bulls became the first winners of the Women’s Super League Grand Final after they beat their West Yorkshire rivals Featherstone 36-6. Played at the Manchester Regional Arena as a curtain-raiser for the men’s Grand Final at Old Trafford, the Bulls were far too good for Featherstone as they ended their domestic season unbeaten, adding the league to their Challenge Cup success. Led by the outstanding Lois Forsell, tries from Kirsty Moroney and Forsell herself put Bradford ahead and, while Georgia Roche replied for Featherstone, that was as good as it got for them. Charlotte Booth scored to open up a commanding lead before half-time and second-half tries from Claire Garner, who also kicked four goals, Amy Hardcastle, Charlene Henegan and Haylie Hields rounded off the victory.
Renault’s Jolyon Palmer finished in 14th but has a 20-place grid penalty for new power-unit components and the Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz Jr was in 15th place but will also take a 20-place grid penalty for using new power-unit components.Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly was in 17th and the Williams of Lance Stroll in 18th, while the stewards did not find Pérez to be at fault for impeding the Canadian on his final hot lap and took no further action against the Mexican. The two Saubers of Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein were in 19th and 20th.McLaren’s Fernando Alonso did well to put his car into 10th place but Honda had no good news for the fans at their home race, he receives a 35-place grid penalty for taking a range of new powerunit components. McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne was in 11th, with Renault’s Nico Hülkenberg in 12th and the Haas of Kevin Magnussen in 13th.


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