Debut: vs Castleford Tigers 27/5/18
Sophie Nuttall was promoted from the club’s Academy during the 2018 campaign and she made her debut against Castleford at Emerald Headingley. From here she cemented her place in the first team squad and made 11 starts over the season.
She’s the workhorse of the team and a genuine utility player who can play full back, wing, centre or back row. She’s started 2019 in the back row and has been a consistent performer in each game, her attitude to defence and attack, playing well above her weight has earned her the respect of the whole squad.
Before joining the Rhinos Nuttall played for Hunslet Hawks and West Leeds Eagles, where she won the WRLA Division 2 League Championship. Before playing rugby she was a Majorette for six years, before following in the footsteps of her cousin, Featherstone player Jack Raby, in playing rugby.
The Leeds born player attended Royds High School and Notre Dame Sixth Form College, where she studied for A-Levels.