Stevie Ward's Grand Final winners' ring stolen
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 25/04/18 2:59pm
Leeds Rhinos forward Stevie Ward's Grand Final winners' ring was stolen from his home on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old became a club hero last year when he played in the Old Trafford showpiece just eight days after dislocating his shoulder.
Brian McDermott's side defeated League Leaders' Shield winners Castleford 24-6 in Manchester in October, with Ward earning one of the 20 rings handed out to the winning squad.
"I am devastated to have lost my ring," said Ward. "It is so distinctive you would think it is worthless to most people but is priceless to me.
"That week was one of the most significant of my life. At the start of the week I was questioning whether I would play the game I love ever again and then to play 80 minutes at Old Trafford to win the trophy was incredible, that ring encapsulates all that for me.
"I hope someone can help return it to me."
Anyone with any information regarding Stevie Ward's stolen property should contact the police using their non-emergency number 101.