Player of the Year, Josh Butler, encourages fans to attend Saturday’s semi-final

A big weekend ahead for our Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair side who compete in a rematch of last Saturday’s game against Halifax Panthers, in hope of securing a place in this year’s Betfred Wheelchair Super League Grand Final.

Earlier this year saw the Rhinos bring home a 34-28 win against the Panthers in a Magic Round, which sees all 6 Super League sides come together in one venue. However, when the two competed last week, it wasn’t meant to be for the Rhinos, who succumbed to their second league defeat of the season.

This Saturday (30th September), will see the two go head-to-head yet again, in a fight for a Grand Final spot. The Rhinos will be hoping for a home advantage this weekend, in what is set to be an exhilarating game of Wheelchair Rugby League where all is to play for.

Last weekend also saw the Leeds Rhinos Club Awards, celebrating those who have shone throughout the 2023 season. For the Wheelchair team, the Player of the Year award was given to Josh Butler, who has stepped up this past year, both in his personal development and his presence on the pitch.

We caught up with him ahead of this weekend’s semi-final, as he reflects on his recognition as Player of the Year and encourages fans to come and show their support for the team as they compete on home turf for the last time this year.

Match Day Information


Leeds Rhinos vs Halifax Panthers – KO 6:45pm


The Edge, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT.


  • Spectators are encouraged to attend. Entry will be free. However Inclusive Volunteers will be in attendance should spectators wish to donate to the Foundation.
  • Seating is limited pitch side. These are first come first served.
  • Spectators must enter through the main entrance. Entrance located on Willow Terrace Road.


  • Parking is located on site, however limited.
  • Parking is pay and display.

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