Ash Handley pledges future to Leeds

Drew Darbyshire

Leeds winger Ash Handley has signed a new deal that will see him stay at the club until at least the end of 2024.

The 25-year-old came through the Rhinos academy and has gone on to score 78 tries in 124 appearances. He is a member of Shaun Wane’s England squad.

Handley said: “I was delighted to be offered a new deal and happy to have extended my contract with my hometown club.

“I was under contract until 2023 anyway but having spoken to Kevin Sinfield, the club have always looked to reward players who do well with new deals and it has been nice to have that recognised.

“It is an exciting time for the club with a new generation of players coming into their prime years together over the next three or four years. I am excited to be back involved in the team.

“It is a big year for all the English players in Super League with a home World Cup on the horizon at the end of the year and I will be going out to do my best for Leeds every week to try and put myself in contention.”

Rhinos director of rugby Kevin Sinfield said: “We are pleased to be able to reward Ash with a new deal.

“He has been a shining light for the team over the last few seasons and is one of the best in the world in his position.

“We believe he is ready to move onto the next level of his career in the coming years and I am delighted he will do that as a Rhino.”

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