Rising star signs new three year deal with Rhinos

Leeds' Harry Newman celebrates his try with Brad Singleton.

Leeds Rhinos have received a boost ahead of Sunday’s crucial Betfred Super League clash with Hull FC with the news that 19-year-old centre Harry Newman has signed a new three year with the club that will keep him at Emerald Headingley until at least the end of the 2022 season. 

The former Newsome Panthers’ youngster has impressed this season racking up eight tries in sixteen appearances. He says he is pleased to have his future sorted. He added, “I’m absolutely delighted. It has been a long process getting it all sorted but we’ve eventually got there and I absolutely can’t wait to commit my next three years to the club.

“You only have to look at the fantastic facilities we have now at Emerald Headingley to know the future is bright here. I’ve got a lot of friends here, we have a good squad and we will get there as a team. I’m really looking forward to the next three years.

“It has been tough for everyone this year, especially for me. I found it quite hard sometimes coming into a side where we have been struggling but it’s given me a great opportunity to really kick on and prove what I can do and hopefully bring my best game to the side,” added the centre, who was this week named in the England Knights squad for the first time.

Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield added, “As a club we are making sure that our best young players have a future at the club. Harry has a great deal of potential and his challenge is now to cement his place in the team over the coming years.”

Leeds Rhinos coach Richard Agar added, “Harry brings bags of enthusiasm to the team and is always keen to learn and develop his game. He is one of the brightest talents in the English game and has been mentioned by clubs in the NRL so it is a major boost to us, and the Super League competition, that we have retained his services. I have no doubt, if he continues to work hard, he will become a key member of our team over the next few years.”