GREAT BRITAIN STAR AGREES NEW RHINOS DEAL

Leeds Rhinos second row Jamie Jones-Buchanan has agreed a new three year contract with the engage Super League Champions.

Leeds Rhinos second row Jamie Jones-Buchanan has agreed a new three year contract with the engage Super League Champions. Jones-Buchanan, 26, is currently away with the Rhinos squad in Jacksonville in Florida as they prepare for their clash with Australian side South Sydney Rabbitohs on Saturday. However, his new contract is a major boost to the Rhinos plans for the defence of the title won at Old Trafford last October which begins with the visit of Hull KR to Headingley Carnegie for an all ticket clash on Saturday 2nd February. Speaking from the club’s training camp base in Jacksonville, Jones-Buchanan said, "I am delighted to have agreed the new deal but there was no other club I want to play for. I have been here since I was 13, I am a Leeds lad and nothing gives me more pride than pulling on the Leeds shirt and playing at Headingley Carnegie. "We have got a great squad here at Leeds and we want to build on the success of last year. The squad want to stay together and fulfill their potential and that is very exciting as a player, plus the club are always keen to help you develop as person. I am studying at Leeds Met for a degree and I will be coaching the club’s U16 Foundation Academy this year so there are plenty of things to look forward to," added the second rower. Commenting on the new deal Head Coach Brian McClennan said, "I am really pleased for Jamie and the club that he has agreed a new contract. He is a great part of our squad, both on and off the field, and a true professional. He has represented his country and won two Grand Finals but there are hopefully even better times to come for him during his career." Leeds Rhinos will kick off their season against Hull KR on Saturday 2nd February in an all ticket clash and you can book your ticket 24 hours a day online. The Headingley Carnegie ticket office will sell tickets up until 3pm on the day of the game, subject to availability, and fans must buy tickets for the specific area of the ground they wish to stand in. Tickets for the Hull KR game can be purchased in person from both the Rhinos and Hull KR ticket office or 24 hours a day online by simply clicking here