Leeds youngster Sam Walters signs new deal

Leeds forward Sam Walters has signed a new deal that will keep him at the club until at least the end of 2023.

The 20-year-old England Academy international came through the ranks at Widnes before moving to Leeds in 2019. He has made six appearances for the Rhinos since making his first team debut in 2020.

Walters said: “I didn’t want to be anywhere else and it is a boost to my confidence that Kevin Sinfield and Richard Agar see me as part of the club’s plans moving forward.

“It was an aim of mine at the start of pre-season to try and earn a new deal and I really pleased to have achieved that. Having had the game time I have already experienced this year speaks volumes to me about my future here and I am looking forward to the future now.”

Rhinos director of rugby Kevin Sinfield said: “Sam was already an England Academy international when he joined us from Widnes so clearly had potential. However, he has worked hard over the last 18 months to improve his game and we are seeing the fruits of that work in the games he has played recently.

“As a club, we always look to reward players for their efforts and we are pleased to be able to offer Sam a new contract and that he has accepted it.”

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