Luke Briscoe joins Hunslet Hawks on loan

Young Leeds Rhinos back Luke Briscoe will join Championship One side Hunslet Hawks on loan for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Briscoe who is a product of the Featherstone Lions amateur club signed for the Rhinos from Hull FC in 2012. He spent the start of the 2014 season on loan with Wakefield where he made two appearances before returning to the Rhinos and making his first team debut against Huddersfield Giants.

Briscoe who is the younger brother of fellow Leeds player Tom, has made three appearances for the Rhinos this season scoring a solitary try against Bradford Bulls last weekend.

Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott commented, “Luke has worked hard this season both during his time on loan at Wakefield and with us and has not looked out of place when called upon to play in the first team. He will benefit from a continued run in the Hunslet side, especially in some high pressure games as the Hawks look to finish their season on a high.”

Hunslet Director of Rugby Darren Williams said “Luke will give us cover in the centre/ wing positions which was needed as Aston Wilson is currently out with a bruised heel and Gavin Duffy who is on loan from Keighley can be recalled weekly if needed by his parent club. He is a big powerful athlete who is hungry to play regularly having only played five games so far this season.”

Briscoe will be in contention for selection for Sunday’s trip to Hemel Stags