Hunslet Hawks have confirmed that they have signed Leeds academy product Nyle Flynn for the 2017 season.
The 19-year-old prop started his career with amateur side and hometown club Dewsbury Celtic, before moving up through the Rhinos’ academy ranks.
“Nyle has had a very consistent season with the Rhinos 19’s,” said Hunslet director of rugby Darren Williams.
“He’s played a lot of minutes for a middle unit and all the feedback we’ve had on him is that he’s a great kid with a superb attitude who just wants to continue to learn and improve.
“2017 is going to be a big season for him in terms of his development as he will be competing against some seasoned performers.
“He’s just the type of player we are looking to bring to the club, he ticks all the boxes, he has good attributes and has age on his side to develop.”
The player himself is delighted to have signed for the South Leeds outfit.
“I am really pleased to have signed for Hunslet,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to getting a good pre-season under my belt, so I am ready for a big season ahead.
“It will be an exciting new challenge for me stepping up from the academy to play first team rugby, but I’m hoping for a good season and getting plenty of game time for the club.”