Falloon excited by Super League chance at Leeds

New Leeds hooker Beau Falloon is looking forward to getting stuck into Super League with the Rhinos in 2016.

The 28-year-old has joined Leeds from Gold Coast Titans, for whom he played for four years after joining from South Sydney.

He has over 80 NRL appearances to his credit, but is relishing the different kind of rugby league experience Super League can offer.

Leeds Rhinos are a great club with a massive amount of history,” he said.

“It is an honour and privilege to be part of this team. I don’t know the boys and that makes it particularly exciting to get to know a complete set of blokes over the next few weeks.

“It is good to be over here now and my focus is on settling in and trying to earn a spot in the side for Boxing Day. I am really looking forward to pulling on a Leeds Rhinos jersey and getting out there in front of the home fans.

“I am a big fan of Super League and I have always watched a lot of it on television back home. When I found out I was coming over here, I was getting up early to watch all the Rhinos games in the run in to the end of the season.”

As a hooker, Fallon is particularly looking forward to playing behind Leeds’ big, skilful pack.

“We have got a great forward pack here at the Rhinos and they play a great brand of footie,” he said.

“The forwards like to offload the ball and they can all pass so it is going to be exciting playing behind a pack with that level of skill.

“Teams tend to play a lot more footie over here, they are not afraid to throw the pass, the NRL is more structured with a lot of pre-emptive plays.

“I know Leeds like to offload and get the ball wide and that is exciting for me.  I love the way Leeds play, as a hooker if you’re not enjoying that type of play along with quick play the balls then you’re probably in the wrong game.”

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