Ash Handley agrees new Leeds deal

James Gordon

Leeds centre Ash Handley has signed a new three-year deal with the club.

Handley, 22, is the club’s leading try scorer this season, having scored 10 tries in 15 appearances.

The former Oulton Raider is now committed to the Rhinos until the end of 2021.

He said: “I knew this year was going to be a big one for me with my contract up and I wasn’t a regular in the team.

“I knew I had to work hard and push for a place in the side and fortunately I have got a chance at centre and had a good run of games.

“I am delighted to sign a new three year deal at Leeds and I am excited to see where that takes me.

“I knew I always had the ability to perform but it has been about the consistency in games and getting a run of matches.

“I have had to train hard and fix up the little things off the field that ensure I am able to do the business on the field.

“I feel like I have developed my confidence and I now go into games knowing I can have an impact on matches for the team and make something happen rather than just making up the numbers as you do when you are a young lad, fresh out of the academy.”