Big changes for Rhinos squad numbers in 2022

Leeds Rhinos have announced their new look squad numbers for the 2022 Betfred Super League season with over half of the numbers having new custodians for the upcoming campaign. 

The Rhinos have brought in four new signings and promoted five players from the club’s academy ranks. There is a new half back pairing in the number 6 and 7 shirts with Rob Lui and Luke Gale being replaced by Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer respectively. 

Ireland international James Bentley has joined his home town club from Champions St Helens and he gains the number eleven shirt whilst Tongan international David Fusitu’a is awarded the number two shirt. 

Tom Briscoe, who had worn number two since 2015, reverts to the number 20 shirt he wore in his first season at the club in 2014 as he celebrates his testimonial this season and Alex Mellor, who had worn 11, moves to 15. 

Liam Sutcliffe moves from 15 to the number four shirt he last wore in 2018, before the arrival of Konrad Hurrell whilst Bodene Thompson moves up one place to the number 19 shirt vacated by King Vuniyayawa. 

Teenager Morgan Gannon is rewarded for an outstanding debut season last year with the number 21 shirt whilst Jack Broadbent and Jarrod O’Connor both move up the squad numbers. 

Hooker Corey Johnson, who returned to the professional game last season out of retirement, is awarded number 26, whilst prop Muizz Mustapha, who spent last season on loan at Hull KR, is back at Headingley and will wear 27. 

There are two new faces in the squad from the Academy both players with familiar names. Oli Fields (number 31) is the son of former Leeds and Wakefield prop Jamie Field whilst Jack Sinfield is the son of former Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield. Jack Sinfield’s first squad number is 32, the same number his father wore in his debut first team season back in 1997. 

Remember, Leeds Rhinos are extending the deadline for fans to renew their season memberships for the 2022 season.

The deadline for season members to renew their places has been moved forward to midnight on Monday 22nd November, meaning that you have more time to decide what season membership is the best for you in 2022.

The club announced in October that a full range of membership options are available for all fans next year. Great benefits such as the 15% family membership discount and the digital match day programme subscription will continue, plus there will be the return of ‘Bring a Friend for Free’ for selected home matches next season.

The full range of memberships are:

2021 2022
WALKER1WALKER
BRISCOE, T2FUSITU’A
NEWMAN3NEWMAN
HURRELL4SUTCLIFFE
HANDLEY5HANDLEY
LUI6AUSTIN
GALE7SEZER
OLEDZKI8OLEDZKI
LEEMING9LEEMING
PRIOR10PRIOR
MELLOR 11BENTLEY
MARTIN12MARTIN
TETEVANO13TETEVANO
DWYER14DWYER
SUTCLIFFE, L15MELLOR
MYLER16MYLER
SMITH17SMITH
HOLROYD18HOLROYD
VUNIYAYAWA19THOMPSON
THOMPSON20BRISCOE
SUTCLIFFE, A21GANNON
WALTERS22WALTERS
McCLELLAND23BROADBENT
BRISCOE, L24O’CONNOR
DONALDSON25DONALDSON
O’CONNOR26JOHNSON
BROADBENT27MUSTAPHA
HALL28HALL
TINDALL29TINDALL
EDWARDS30EDWARDS
GANNON31FIELD
EASTMOND32SINFIELD