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Michael Taylor 5th Feb 2009 - 14:39

Grand Slam Rhinos

Defending champions, the Leeds Rhinos kick off Super League XIV at Headingley on Friday night and official Super League bookmakers, William Hill, make them favourites for every competition they're set to contest - and just 16/1 to complete an unprecedented 'grand slam' of four major trophies.

The four titles in question are the Regular Season Shield (currently priced at 11/8), the Grand Final (7/4), the Challenge Cup (5/2) and the World Club Challenge (8/11) - of which they won two in 2008, while narrowly missing out on the Regular Season award and exiting the Challange Cup at the semi-final stage.

Hills also make Leeds and England captain Jamie Peacock the 12/1 joint favourite (alongside last year's winner James Graham) to regain the Man of Steel Award, an accolade he last won in 2003 as a Bradford Bull, and Rhinos' winger Scott Donald is the 10/1 joint favourite to score most tries in the regular season.

Leeds are 50/1 to win all 27 regular season matches.

"16/1 is the shortest price we've ever quoted pre-season about a side winning all four trophies, but it's nothing to do with the fact we're based in the city of Leeds" said Hills spokesman Tim Pakyurek. "The Rhinos are already the best backed side and the squad looks to have both quality and depth".

Leeds kick-off their campaign with an easy looking tie against new Super League franchise, the Celtic Crusaders, who are 8/1 outsiders to win the game, while the Rhinos are 1/20 favourites with a draw priced 33/1.

Better can be found on the handicap betting where Leeds have to overcome a 22 point disadvantage, with both teams priced at 10/11 and the tie 16/1.

It's 20/1 that the winning margin on Friday night proves to be the widest of any match in the regular season and we're offering 9/2 that Leeds finish top (Regular season) AND Crusaders bottom.

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