James Bletsoe

Job Title
Head of Analysis


James is a senior member of the Rhinos coaching team and is responsible for a team of staff who oversee all analysis for both Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie both at first team and academy level. James started full time with Leeds Rugby in 2011 from OPTA. James is originally from Northampton but moved to Leeds to study for a BA(Hons) in Physical Education at Leeds Met, before going on to gain an Msc in Sport and Exercise Science. On completing his studies James worked for OPTA for two years overseeing analysis for both Rugby League and Rugby Union, working with Premiership clubs, Super League clubs, Sky Sports and various other media organisations. Highly respected in his field, James has presented at many industry conferences talking about how statistical analysis has been integrated into player development at the Rhinos.