Jamie Jones-Buchanan: I’ve won countless trophies, but as we stand right here … it counts for nothing

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Leeds stalwart, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, has won the lot with his hometown club – yet believes none of that matters now that Leeds fight for their Super League survival.

Jones-Buchanan, 37, has enjoyed a glittering rugby league career – winning all their is to achieve throughout a 18 year Leeds Rhinos career.

However, despite all his past success -the most recent being the 2017 Super League trophy – he believes as it stands:

“It all counts for nothing”

2018 has been a year of devastation for the current champions.

A record losing streak earlier in the year saw the prolific Brian McDermott lose his job as Rhinos head coach.

Key players such as Ryan Hall and Joel Moon announced 2018 would be their last in Rhinos colours.

Not to mention the new Leeds captain, Kallum Watkins, suffering a cruciate ligament injury that prematurely ended his season.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan has been another on and off the Leeds injury list this year, but still insists he has more to give:

“I still feel their is one more year left in me for whatever reason though”

“I know I wouldn’t play quite as much prominent a role as I have but if Kev told me he wanted me to go round one more time? I probably would.”

“I’ve still got plenty to give back to rugby league and the city of Leeds.”

With Kevin Sinfield back with the Leeds club as Director of Rugby, the Rhinos look to fight for Super League survival.

Their qualifier campaign kicked off with a 48-22 victory over french outfit Toulouse and Sinfield was happy with the solid start.

Their qualifier campaign will continue in the capital on Sunday against the Viking-killing London Broncos.

 

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