Leeds sign Rhys Evans from Bradford

James Gordon

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Leeds have signed centre Rhys Evans from Bradford on a season-long loan.

Evans, 27, played more than 100 games for Warrington in Super League and joined the Bulls ahead of last season.

As part of the deal, Leeds will send a couple of players on loan to the Bulls.

Rhinos director of rugby, Kevin Sinfield, said: “We are pleased to have brought a player of Rhys’ undoubted experience to the Rhinos to bolster our squad.

“He can cover a number of positions in the outside backs.

“Last season we were able to bring James Donaldson during pre-season to increase our quality in depth and we hope that Rhys will have a similar impact in 2020.

“He will immediately join up with the group and will join the squad for the pre-season camp in Spain next week.”

A Wales international, Evans has also played for Leigh, Swinton and North Wales.

Bradford coach John Kear said: “Rhys had a release clause in his contract so he was entitled to move to a Super League club.

“By agreeing the loan proposition with Leeds he now has an opportunity to establish himself. As part of the agreement the Bulls will also get a couple of Leeds players, which will be announced later in the month.

“Rhys is a smashing lad, with a strong Super League pedigree. On a personal level I am pleased for him that he has this opportunity and the overall arrangement represents sound business for our club.”