Liam Sutcliffe committed to Leeds cause until move

James Gordon

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Liam Sutcliffe says he is committed to the Leeds cause, despite handing in a transfer request.

Sutcliffe, 25, has been linked with Castleford and the club confirmed that he has asked to leave.

He is under contract until the end of 2021, though is currently working his way back to full fitness following injury.

Speaking to Rhinos TV, Sutcliffe said: “I’ve got to a stage in my career where I need something new and a different challenge.

“I’m not sure what’s going to happen but until something comes up, I’m fully committed to the cause and the Rhinos.

“They (Sutcliffe’s Leeds team-mates) have been great, they understand as mates that it’s the right thing for me to do and everyone is totally behind me.”

Sutcliffe made his Leeds debut in 2013 and has made 171 appearances, scoring 726 points.

He has had brief spells at Bradford and Featherstone on loan and dual-registration, and in 2018, won a solitary England cap.