England international Jamie Jones-Buchanan has committed the remainder of his career to Leeds Rhinos, meaning he will play out his entire career at his home town club.
The 32-year-old has signed a new three year contract that will keep him at Headingley Carnegie until at least the end of the 2016 Super League season. Commenting on the new deal, Jones-Buchanan said, "It is great to have agreed the new deal but, as everyone who knows me knows, there was never any intention from me to leave my club. I am really excited about the new season and having the young guys involved in pre-season along with the new faces in Paul Aiton, Tom Briscoe and Andy Yates has given the whole place a lift. I think the new First Utility Super League has the potential to be the best we have had for many years. With two teams getting relegated and, the feel good factor after the World Cup, the competition is going to be great."
Head Coach Brian McDermott added, "Jamie is at the core of our club, not just because of what he does on the field but what he offers off the field as well. As part of the group of five players who have won all six Grand Finals, his place in the history books of the club are already assured but his enthusiasm for what still lays ahead helps to drive everyone on."
Jones-Buchanan has made 307 appearances since making his debut in 1999 and has won three World Club Challenges as well as the six Super League titles.
As the temperatures soar this week, fans have been quick to snap up the hottest ticket in town as the two most successful teams in the Super League era go head to head once again this Friday at Headingley Carnegie.