Webb to leave Leeds

Full back Brent Webb will leave Leeds at the end of the season after rejecting the club’s offer of a new deal.

Webb, 32, joined the Rhinos from New Zealand Warriors in 2007 and will make his 150th start for the club in Monday night’s game against St Helens.

Chief executive Gary Hetherington said: “Having had discussions with Brent, we understand he is keen to try and secure a two year contract in Super League for next season. We are not in a position to offer him that and therefore we have granted him permission to speak to other clubs about next season and beyond.”

The Kiwi international has scored 86 tries in a hugely successful spell at the club, where he has picked up four Grand Final winners rings.

He was linked with a move away from Headingley last season, but signed a new one year deal at the club.

Webb said: “It was a very difficult decision to decide to move on from Leeds Rhinos at the end of the season but as a professional player you know that eventually that day will come. I have had some fantastic times here in Leeds, in my family’s life and not just on the rugby field however I will take all those memories with me when I move on.”

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