Leeds to offer exciting young fullback Jack Walker a new contract

Leeds Rhinos have offered exciting youngster Jack Walker a new contract, the club’s chief executive, Gary Hetherington, has confirmed. Walker grabbed the headlines last Thursday with a man of the match performance as Leeds moved up to second following victory against St Helens. The 17-year-old’s existing junior deal expires at the end of the current season but, with rival Super…

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Walker admits he wanted to make a statement in win against St Helens

Young Leeds full-back Jack Walker admits he was aiming to send out a statement during his man-of-the-match performance against St Helens on Thursday night. Walker, making only his fourth senior appearance at the age of just 17, was impressive against the Saints in both attack and defence as Leeds moved up to second in the table with a 24-22 win…

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McDermott praises young Leeds stars after St Helens victory

Leeds coach Brian McDermott admitted he was pleased with the contributions of young duo Jordan Lilley and Jack Walker following the Rhinos’ 24-22 win against St Helens on Thursday night. Walker excelled at full-back while Lilley, playing for the first time since his return from a loan spell at Bradford, also contributed as the Rhinos moved back up to second…

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McDermott excited to see Lilley’s return in a Leeds shirt

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott coach admits he’s excited to see just how far young scrum-half Jordan Lilley’s game has developed as he prepares to return to Super League action tonight. Lilley, who lined up for Leeds at scrum-half in last year’s World Club Challenge defeat to North Queensland at the age of just 19, has spent most of 2017…

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ANALYSIS: How Zak Hardaker’s 2017 form compares with his Man of Steel season

It’s been a heck of a year for Zak Hardaker as a Castleford Tigers player. Hardaker has undoubtedly reestablished himself as one of Super League’s finest talents after a difficult 2016, following a 2015 campaign in which he was without question the competition’s standout talent, winning the coveted Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel award. But where does the England…

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Leeds confirm lengthy lay-offs for Rob Burrow and Brett Ferres

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has confirmed that experienced duo Rob Burrow and Brett Ferres are both set for extended periods on the sidelines. Burrow will be missing for around six weeks after having a plate removed for his shoulder, effectively ruling him out completely of Leeds’ Challenge Cup semi-final with Hull at the end of next month. McDermott said:…

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Daryl Powell admits Castleford were motivated by Leeds’ pre-match comments

Castleford coach Daryl Powell admits comments made by Leeds coach Brian McDermott in the run-up to their win at Headingley on Friday did help motivate his side. The Tigers extended their lead at the Super League summit to seven points after the 23-12 win over the Rhinos. However, the pre-match build-up was dominated by comments made by McDermott – who…

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