Adam Cuthbertson pens new deal with Leeds Rhinos

Josh McAllister

Adam Cuthbertson has signed a new two-year contract with 2017 Betfred Super League Champions Leeds Rhinos.

The forward has scored 28 tries in 106 appearances for Brian McDermott’s side, including two Grand Final victories, a Challenge Cup and a League Leader’s Shield.

Cuthbertson joined Leeds from the Newcastle Knights in 2015 and was runner-up for Steve Prescott’s Man of Steel in his first season.

The 33-year-old was out of contract at the end of the 2018 campaign, but will remain at Leeds until the end of 2020.

On the deal, Cuthbertson told the club’s official website: “I am very happy to have it all sorted. I have been contracted for the last four years at the club, so it will be good to make this my final home going forward. Hopefully we can have even more success in the years ahead.

“You have to think about a lot of things when it comes to signing a new contract but in terms of where I was going to sign, it was a very easy decision. I love this club and I couldn’t think about being anywhere else. Over the next couple of years there will be a transition in the squad.

“Some of the older players have dropped off in recent years since I have been here and I suppose I will fulfil that role moving forward. The young guys will keep me on my toes and it is a great role that I have working with them. I am looking forward to being a vital part of this team and for them in their career development.”