Corey Johnson commits future to Leeds with new contract

Josh McAllister
Corey Johnson

Corey Johnson has committed his future to Leeds Rhinos by signing a new two-year contract with the club.

Johnson, 21, re-joined the Headingley Stadium side in July 2021 having taken a step back from the professional game in March 2020.

However, his new contract will see him remain at Leeds until at least the end of the 2024 season.

The hooker came through the club’s academy system, making his debut in 2019 in the final game of the season.

Having returned to the professional game last season, he spent time on loan with York in the Championship before earning a place in the first team squad for the 2022 season with shirt number 26.

Corey Johnson on new deal

He said: “I’ve been at the club since I was 14-years old. It’s where I want to carry on getting experience under my belt. The coaching staff are great, all the boys are great and I can’t think of anywhere else I’d want to be.

“This season has been a little bit of a struggle with injuries. I missed quite a bit of pre-season and then I’ve just come back from a 10-week injury with my MCL, so it’s been a bit up and down in that regard. But otherwise, it’s been really good. Just being back in the routine again now and being around the boys is great.

“Rohan Smith has come in and he is really experienced. All of the boys are loving it so I’m getting more and more experience from him and learning everything he has to offer.

“It’s a boost for my confidence that the club has got faith in me and faith that I can learn and improve still. I am looking forward to the next two seasons and beyond.”

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