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Leeds Rhinos

2017 Super League Champions

Jason Davidson

Place of Birth


Date of Birth


Coaching History

Huddersfield Giants, Yorkshire Carnegie, England Rugby League


Jason Davidson has established himself as one of the leading conditioners in British sport. In his eight years at the club he has seen the side win six Grand Finals, two Challenge Cups and two World Club Challenges.

Jason was the first Sheffield born player to sign for Sheffield Eagles when it was set up by now Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington. A full back or stand off in his player days, he moved to Doncaster after Sheffield before returning to the Eagles when they merged with Huddersfield Giants as an Academy coach. When the two clubs split again a year later, Davidson remained at the Giants and also took on conditioning duties.

His move to Headingley Carnegie saw him join up with his former boss Tony Smith and succeeded former Head Conditioner Steve Walsh, having spent five years at the Galpharm Stadium.

Jason oversees all conditioning for the club including the first team, academy squads and scholarship players, working with the coaches of the younger grade teams to develop the next generation of players so they are ready to take the step up to the first team squad when the time arises.

In 2008 Jason was appointed Head Conditioner of the England national side working with Tony Smith once again as an integral part of the coaching team, a role he held for two years, and in 2011 he worked with the Rugby League invitational side the Exiles. That year also saw him take up a new role of Head of Athletic Performance, which means he now oversees all the strength and conditioning at Leeds Rugby, working with the Rhinos and sister rugby union club Yorkshire Carnegie.

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