Halifax born Jack Mallinson is new to the 2019 Academy side and he made his first appearance for the Under-19s in their game against Keighley in the Derek Hallas Trophy tie.
Attending St Aidan’s high school, Mallinson played his junior rugby at Stanningley and East Leeds before signing for the Rhinos scholarship, where scored four tries in four appearances in 2018.
New Zealand and NRL star half back Shaun Johnson is his favourite player. He would convert to rugby union, a sport he has played before, if he were to change profession but away from sport he would also want to be a ski instructor. His greatest achievement to date is playing for Leeds and if he could attend any sporting event past or present it would be back to 2003, when England won the Rugby Union World Cup.