Super League: Sinfield wants winning Murray tribute

Leeds Rhinos Kevin Sinfield  former coach Graham Murray

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Leeds Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield urged his side to secure the two points in memory of former coach Graham Murray when they travel to capital to face London Broncos.

The Rhinos talisman was just in his late teens when Murray, in his two-season spell at Leeds, led the side to their last Challenge Cup title, with victory over the Broncos in the final.

At 58-years-old, Murray sadly passed away on Sunday and tributes have been flooding in for the Australian coach.

Leeds have built on what the tactician brought to Headingley at the turn of the millennium and have gone on to win the Super League Grand Final five times in the last six years.

The defending champions currently find themselves in fourth place in the table following back-to-back wins over Wakefield Wildcats in their last two outings.

Leeds are on the road again on Thursday when they make the trip south to face the Broncos and Sinfield is hoping his side can put in a performance as a tribute Murray.

He told Sky Sports News: “It’s sad, sad news for everyone involved with the club.

“To pay our respects to Graham properly and hopefully it’ll spur us on, if you like, on to a great performance. The two points (against London) would be really nice to send him on his way with that.”

A win for Leeds would all but cement their place in the top four going into the all-important play-offs, with the Rhinos having won the Super League crown from fifth spot in their last two campaigns.

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