Richie Myler excited by the crop of rising stars at Leeds Rhinos

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Leeds full-back Richie Myler has discussed Leeds’ current pool of young talent coming through the club.

Myler, 31, has praised the club’s young players and says he is excited for their futures.

Leeds are notoriously known for bringing through their own talent – including the likes of vice-captain Ash Handley, centre Harry Newman and full-back Jack Walker.

Now, the next pool of talent are being brought in by head coach Richard Agar, all with promising futures.

Teenager Jack Sinfield, son of legend Kevin, has been promoted to the first team in 2022 with shirt number 32. Levi Edwards has shirt 30, while winger Liam Tindall has shirt 29 this season.

Richie Myler impressed by quality of youth coming through at Leeds

Speaking of their talented pathway, Myler told Love Rugby League: “The club’s been founded on it. We’ve spoken about it for so long about the generations coming through.

“But I think we are starting to see a good crop of quality young players come through. I think you can see that from the trial games and they’re being exposed to some situations which they’re not shying away from.

“I think there’s there’s a good handful of players in there that are really standing up and won’t be too far off from playing.

“All of them that have come into the squad have really embraced being in a full-time rugby environment.

“The mannerisms of all of them have been brilliant. I think young Max (Simpson) is one for the future. I think his nature and the way that he trains and his performances in games and stuff like that. I think he’s definitely a talented young boy. It’s good to see him come through. 

“But like I said, there’s a whole host of them. Just the nature of them, that’s the biggest thing I could probably compliment them on. I think they’re really coming in open eyed and really keen to learn and that’s the biggest thing.”

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Season opener

Six players are set to make their Leeds and Warrington debuts in Saturday’s Super League showdown which will be the first game shown live on Channel 4.

Leeds coach Richard Agar has included three of his four off-season signings Aidan Sezer, James Bentley and David Fusitu’a in his squad for their opener.

Blake Austin will miss out due to suspension.

Meanwhile, three players are also set to make their debuts for Warrington under new head coach Daryl Powell. Joe Bullock, Oliver Holmes and Peter Mata’utia have been named in Powell’s 21-man squad.

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