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Leeds Rhinos training data stolen

Leeds Rhinos

A laptop containing data about a Super League club's players has been stolen during a burglary at the home of the team's conditioning coach.

The computer was taken during a break-in at the home of Leeds Rhinos' coach Rich Hundwick on Wednesday.

The club said it contained information about players' fitness and measures of exertion levels.

A Leeds Rhinos spokesman said the theft of the information would have a "significant impact" on the club.

GPS tracking devices, which are used to monitor players' performance during training sessions, were also taken.

The spokesman said: "The data is very important to us and is used to dictate how we train.

"We do have back-ups but it's all paper based and not as convenient to access.

"It is meaningless to anyone else but valuable to us."

West Yorkshire Police said Mr Hunwick's VW Golf, registration number YC11 JGZ, was also stolen during the break-in at his home in Halifax.

Witnesses or anyone with information are being asked to contact police.

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