McClennan delighted with Delaney capture

Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Brian McClennan has welcomed the signing of Gold Coast centre Brett Delaney for 2010.

The Rhinos confirmed on Monday that Delaney had agreed to join the club on a three year contract from 2010 and he is seen as a direct replacement for the departing Lee Smith.

Delaney has spent the last three seasons at the Gold Coast Titans, playing alongside former Rhino Richie Mathers in their first season. He has been an ever present so far this season and was selected for the City v Country game in 2008.