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Leeds and Bradford Joint Statement

Rhinos have announced that they have agreed with Bradford Bulls to donate all proceeds from tickets sold to Bradford Bulls supporters for next Friday's Stobart Super League derby at Headingley Carnegie back to their rivals
Leeds and Bradford Joint Statement
by NRL

Rhinos have announced that they have agreed with Bradford Bulls to donate all proceeds from tickets sold to Bradford Bulls supporters for next Friday's Stobart Super League derby at Headingley Carnegie back to their rivals.

The money will go to assist the Bulls during their current plight. The aim will be to sell out the Western Terrace before the day of the game and raise at least &;50,000. This will only be for tickets sold from the Bradford Bulls ticket office and will not apply to entry paid at the turnstile on the night of the game.

Commenting on the initiative Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington said, "The game has a collective responsibility towards those who have been hit by the Bulls current financial difficulties and we at Leeds Rhinos are keen to assist at this difficult time.

"We also want to attract a 20,000 crowd, create a good news story for Rugby League and make this Friday a memorable occasion. Together we can achieve all that," added Hetherington.

Bradford Bulls interim chief executive Gary Tasker added, "This is a fantastic gesture from our neighbours and we appreciate it at this difficult time. In adversity you learn a lot about people and since my return I have been surprised by some of the calls I have received however I am not surprised that Leeds Rhinos have made this offer.

"The Rhinos have always seen the bigger picture for the game of Rugby League and now we can look forward to a bumper crowd for the derby clash. Hopefully, we will have a Western Terrace full of Bulls fans on Friday night and tickets will be available all week from the Odsal ticket office."




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