McConnell looking to grab opportunity

Youngster Loui McConnell says he is looking to make the most of an opportunity he thought had passed him by as he will get the chance to make his Super league debut with Leeds Rhinos.

McConnell has been part of the Rhinos development programme since 2014. He played his junior rugby at local clubs Methley Warriors and Oulton Vikings. He signed onto the Rhinos scholarship programme in 2014 but, with the cancellation of the Reserve Grade in 2020, he will join Featherstone Rovers in the Championship next season. However, Richard Agar has given him a call up to the first team squad to face Catalans Dragons on Wednesday and he wants to make the most of the opportunity.