Leroy Rivett

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Leroy Rivett
Personal information
Born (1976-12-17) 17 December 1976 (age 44)
Leicester, England
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing information
Rugby league
Position Wing
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1995–00 Leeds Rhinos 683000120
1998 (loan)Bramley 750020
2000 Huddersfield Giants 61004
2001 Keighley Cougars
2002 Warrington Wolves 91004
2002 (loan)Chorley Lynx 32008
2002 (loan)Doncaster Dragons 40000
2003 Leigh Centurions 170068
2004 Villefranche
2005–06 Hull Kingston Rovers 44160064
2007 Leigh Centurions 2790036
2008–09 Rochdale Hornets 25120048
Total1939300372
Rugby union
Position Wing
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2001 Sale Sharks
2004 Otley
Total00000
Source: [1]

Leroy Rivett (born 17 December 1976) is an English former professional rugby league and rugby union footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s. He played club level rugby league (RL) for Leeds Rhinos, Bramley (loan), Huddersfield Giants, Keighley Cougars, Warrington Wolves (Heritage No. 1027), Chorley Lynx (loan), Doncaster Dragons (loan) (Heritage No. 874), [2] Leigh Centurions (two spells) (Heritage No. 1207), Villefranche, Hull Kingston Rovers and Rochdale Hornets, as a wing, [1] and club level rugby union (RU) for Sale Sharks and Otley R.U.F.C., as wing.

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Background

Leroy Rivett was born in Leicester, England. [3]

Playing career

Leroy Rivett's amateur career began for the Leeds side Pendas Panthers (now known as Whinmoor Warriors) for the under-eleven age-group, but he soon moved to play for East Leeds, where he joined numerous other future professionals in a very strong junior team. As this team grew older, it won numerous trophies, most notably the British Amateur Rugby League Association National Youth League and National Youth Cup double in 1995. In September 1995, he joined Leeds Rhinos.

Rivett rose to prominence towards the end of the season, helping Leeds reach the 1998 Super League Grand Final by scoring two tries in the final eliminator of the Super League play-offs against St. Helens. [4] He played on the wing for the final in the 10–4 defeat by Wigan Warriors.

Rivett is perhaps best known for his performance for Leeds Rhinos in the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in 1999 when he grabbed four tries against London Broncos and walked away with the Lance Todd Trophy as man of the match. [5]

Leroy Rivett made his début for Warrington Wolves on Friday 19 April 2002, and he played his last match for Warrington Wolves on Saturday 22 June 2002.

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