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Fans' advice for rugby Super League Grand Final

Rob Burrow of Leeds Rhinos scores the opening try against St Helens
Image caption Leeds Rhinos beat St Helens 32-16 at Old Trafford

Fans who travelled to Greater Manchester for the Engage Super League Grand Final were urged to help make the event a safe and peaceful one.

Leeds Rhinos beat St Helens 32-16 at Old Trafford for the chance to be crowned champions.

Police recorded a video urging fans to maintain the sport's principles of honour, pride and respect.

Event commander Ch Supt John Graves said he wanted the event to be the safest one yet.

He said: We want fans and visitors to Old Trafford to enjoy themselves and my officers will be on hand to ensure they can do that safely.

'Park sensibly'

"I'd advise anyone travelling to the game to plan their journey well in advance and to leave themselves plenty of time to get here.

"Park sensibly, and think about your surroundings and keep yourself and your valuables safe."

He reminded fans they were not allowed to drink alcohol on the streets around the stadium but that there were plenty of places to buy food and drinks inside.

He added: "Rugby league is renowned the world over for its principles of honour, pride and respect.

"This is a family event and we want every fan to enjoy it. Last season's final was the safest yet and we all want to go one stage further this year."

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