Leeds half-back Aidan Sezer says he is humbled to be given the number seven jersey at the club.
The number has become synonymous at the club with Rob Burrow, who wore the shirt for 14 years. He was given the shirt in 2003, and kept it until his retirement in 2017.
In light of Burrow’s MND diagnosis, the club have included a tribute to Burrow on their last few shirts.
Sezer joins Luke Gale, Richie Myler, Burrow and Ryan Sheridan in wearing the seven shirt in the Super League era for Leeds.
When asked about the shirt, Sezer told the Leeds YouTube channel: “Looking back at the past and the players who have worn it in the past, I am very humbled about it.
“I know it comes with expectation, and I hope I can exceed that. I want to help the club get to where it belongs.”
Building on this, Sezer says he hopes to help get the club competing for top honours. They won the Challenge Cup in 2020, but remain without a Super League title since 2017.
When asked about the quality of the squad, Sezer added: “When I first signed here, you could really see the quality of the squad, the group and the players here.
“I am looking forward to being part of that and bringing my own strengths.
“I want to help the club catapult up the ladder and back where they belong, which is challenging for titles.”
Sezer to link up with familiar face
Sezer will form part of a new halfback partnership for the Rhinos in 2022, with former Canberra teammate Blake Austin linking up with him.
This comes as Rob Lui announced his retirement, and Luke Gale moved across Yorkshire to join Hull FC.
The Rhinos will find out their Super League opponents on Sunday, with the new season due to commence in February.
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