Jamie Jones-Buchanan is one of the most recognisable and best-known players of the Super League era, the Leeds Rhinos forward being only one of three players to have played in the three decades of the competition.

Since making his bow for his hometown club in 1999, ‘Jonesy’ has made in excess of 400 appearances for the Rhinos and fast became a fans’ favourite through his never-say-die attitude and commitment to the cause. He appeared off the bench in the 2004 Super League Grand Final – the first top-division championship the club won since the Seventies. Thereafter, Jones-Buchanan went onto feature in six Grand Finals for the club while also being a key part of the 2015 treble-winning team.

While the Rhinos went onto win every trophy that year, JJB was ruled out of both the Challenge Cup Final and Grand Final but, in an indication of how well thought of the back-rower is, Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield insisted on Jones-Buchanan lifting the trophy at Wembley Stadium as the Rhinos lifted the prestigious cup for the second-consecutive year.

This season saw JJB mark twenty years as a Leeds Rhinos player and, as a 37-year-old, is currently in the midst of his final year as a professional – not that he will be short of offers beyond his playing career. A key figure behind Rugby AM since it’s inception in 2012, Bramley-born Jones-Buchanan is also heavily involved with charities and initiatives around the city and is highly valued as a guest and inspirational speaker.

He, therefore, is without doubt one of the best men we could have as a guest speaker at our business lunch on July 19 at Weetwood Hall, Leeds. While he will give a Yorkshire feel to the event, cross-Pennines rival Paul Sculthorpe MBE will complete the War of the Roses line-up, the pair sharing stories from their lives and careers with those in attendance. With already over a hundred members of the local business community booked in from the construction, media and sports industries, it’s sure to be an excellent opportunity for you and your business to network and connect with influential people in the business world.

Tickets are £60 per person or you can book a table of 10 for £500.

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