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Leeds Rhinos have today reminded fans that, in the event of a Rhinos win at Old Trafford, there will be Homecoming at Headingley this Sunday from 12 noon. And Bradford Bulls will get a heroes? welcome from their home city if they win the engage Super League Grand Final this Saturday.
The Leeds Homecoming will take place on Sunday 16th October at Headingley with gates opening at 12 noon and entry will be via the turnstiles behind the South Stand only. Admission will be free of charge and there will be live entertainment on the pitch before the arrival of the team. This will only be in the event of a Rhinos win at the Grand Final.
If the Rhinos win, it will be the first Homecoming held at Headingley since the 1999 Homecoming after the win at Wembley in the Challenge Cup. However, regardless of the result at Old Trafford there will be an opportunity for Rhinos fans to say farewell to those players who are leaving the club at the end of the season in the Rugby Club on Sunday 16th October from 2pm. Admission will be free of charge however fans are urged to turn up early to get the best seats.
Meanwhile at Bradford, thousands of supporters are expected to flock to Odsal Stadium on Sunday, October 16th, to welcome the squad home if they are victorious over arch-rivals Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford.
Players and staff will be officially welcomed back to the city by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Valerie Binney, on stage during the special event being held at the stadium.
Gates open at 12.15pm and Steve and Jacqui from The Pulse Breakfast show will be leading the entertainment from 1pm. At 2pm, members of the Bulls squad, officials and the Lord Mayor will address the crowd.
The Bulls will be hoping to turn the tables in this year?s final after losing to Leeds 16-8 last year.
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Thanks to Leed Rhinos and Bradford Bulls Media Departments for this information.