Rhinos pair join York City Knights
Jack Ormondroyd of Leeds Rhinos
Leeds Rhinos first team squad members Jack Ormondroyd, 26, and Josh Jordan-Roberts, 19, have agreed deals to join promotion chasing Betfred League One side York City Knights.
Prop Ormondroyd joined the Rhinos in 2017 from Featherstone Rovers and has also spent time on dual registration with his former club during the last two seasons. He has made 14 first team appearances for the Rhinos. Ormondroyd will join the Knights on loan for the remainder of the season.
Josh Jordan-Roberts is a product of the Rhinos academy having joined his home town club from Oulton Raiders. He made his debut in 2016 in the qualifiers against Leigh Centurions. He has spent most of this season on loan with Hunslet RLFC having also played at Bradford Bulls last season on loan. He will join York permanently on a new contract that also includes next season.
Commenting on the pair, Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield said, “This is a great deal for Josh as it allows him to plan ahead for next year when he would be out of contract with ourselves and Jack will benefit from regular game time at York. Under James Ford, York are building an impressive club and will be keen to gain promotion this season which makes it a great environment for both Josh and Jack to be part of.”
James Ford added, “I am pleased the club has continued to back me by bringing in these two players. Both have plenty of quality, appetite for work and potential to play consistently at a very high level. I’m looking forward to working with them both and facilitating their development.”