Crosby commits future to Rhinos

Leeds' Dom Crosby in action.

Leeds Rhinos have agreed a three-year contract with prop Dom Crosby that will keep the forward at Emerald Headingley until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Crosby joined the Rhinos this season on loan in July 2018 from Betfred Super League rivals Warrington Wolves and made seven appearances as he helped Kevin Sinfield’s side secure their Super League place.

The 27-year-old is a two-time Grand Final winner with his home town, Wigan, and spent the last two seasons at Warrington Wolves.

He joined the Wigan Academy in 2010 from Hindley and, after a brief dual registration spells with Widnes Vikings and South Wales Scorpions, he made his First Team debut in the Challenge Cup against North Wales Crusaders in 2012. He also played for Leigh under dual registration.

He made an impression at Super League level in 2013 and was a member of the Wigan side who appeared in four consecutive Grand Finals from 2013 until 2016. In total he made 102 appearances for Wigan, scoring 7 tries.

Signed by Tony Smith at Warrington in 2017, he made seven appearances in his debut year and has followed that up last season with a further ten appearances.

Commenting on the signing Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield said, “We are pleased to have secure Dom for the next three years. He impressed everyone at the club with his attitude on and off the pitch and I am sure he will make big strides after a full pre-season with the Rhinos. As we look towards a new era for the team, it was important that we secured players of Dom’s experience having been a winner during his time at Wigan and I am sure he will have a big influence on the group, especially our young forwards. At 27, he is coming into his prime as a prop and he will benefit from working with Dave Furner during the closed season.”

Crosby added, “I’m delighted to have signed with the Leeds Rhinos for the next three years and extremely excited and grateful for this opportunity. It’s a club with a great history and passionate fans and I’m proud to be a part of it. I can’t wait for pre-season and I look forward to giving my best for the club and my team mates.”