Leeds pair move to York

Leeds pair Jack Ormondroyd and Josh Jordan-Roberts have signed for promotion chasing League One side York.

Jordan-Roberts, 19, joins on a permanent basis until the end of next season, while Ormondroyd moves on loan for the remainder of this campaign.

Ormondroyd has made 14 first team appearances for the Rhinos since joining in 2017 from Featherstone, where he has also featured this season on dual-registration.

York coach James Ford said: “I am pleased the club has continued to back me by bringing in these two players. Both have plenty of quality, appetite for work and potential to play consistently at a very high level. I’m looking forward to working with them both and facilitating their development.”

Jordan-Roberts has turned out in League One this season on loan at Hunslet.

Leeds director of rugby, Kevin Sinfield, said: “This is a great deal for Josh as it allows him to plan ahead for next year when he would be out of contract with ourselves and Jack will benefit from regular game time at York. Under James Ford, York are building an impressive club and will be keen to gain promotion this season which makes it a great environment for both Josh and Jack to be part of.”

York travel to Bradford on Sunday for a top of the table clash at Odsal.

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