Harry Newman commits long-term future to Leeds

Drew Darbyshire

Leeds centre Harry Newman has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

The England Academy star will remain at Emerald Headingley until at least the end of the 2022 season.

Newman has impressed for the Rhinos this season, scoring eight tries in 16 appearances. He has recently received a call-up to the England Knights Performance Squad.

Leeds interim coach Richard Agar said: “Harry brings bags of enthusiasm to the team and is always keen to learn and develop his game.

“He is one of the brightest talents in the English game and has been mentioned by clubs in the NRL so it is a major boost to us, and the Super League competition, that we have retained his services.

“I have no doubt, if he continues to work hard, he will become a key member of our team over the next few years.”

Newman added: “I’m absolutely delighted. It has been a long process getting it all sorted but we’ve eventually got there and I absolutely can’t wait to commit my next three years to the club.

“You only have to look at the fantastic facilities we have now at Emerald Headingley to know the future is bright here. I’ve got a lot of friends here, we have a good squad and we will get there as a team. I’m really looking forward to the next three years.

“It has been tough for everyone this year, especially for me. I found it quite hard sometimes coming into a side where we have been struggling but it’s given me a great opportunity to really kick on and prove what I can do and hopefully bring my best game to the side.”

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