Rhinos sign Myler from the Dragons

MJ Black

Leeds Rhinos have confirmed the signing of Catalan half-back Richie Myler from next season on a three-year contract.

The England international joined the Dragons in 2016 and scored twice in last Saturday’s defeat at former club Warrington.

Myler, who has won six caps for England and has scored seven international tries, has also previously played for Salford and Widnes.

“I am delighted to have signed for the Rhinos and can’t wait to get started when I join up with the boys at the end of the season,” said Myler.

“It is the perfect move for me and my family and we are all very much looking forward to it.

“I had a number of chats with Brian McDermott about the direction the club is going in and his thought process about what I could offer to the Rhinos.

“It was important to know the way the team is going and that Brian wanted me as part of that. It was really appealing to me and the best fit for me as a player.

“Leeds is a big club and a club that is always fighting for silverware and at the top of the league.

“I have loved my time in the South of France. It is a beautiful part of the world and Catalans Dragons have been amazing with me and my family. We have made friends for life and I have enjoyed my time in Perpignan.

“But it is now the right time for us to move home to England and this was the best opportunity for me.

“This was the one that I was really excited about and when the chance came to join the Rhinos it was too good an opportunity to turn down.”

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