Former Rhinos favourite Kirke joins club’s backroom staff

Former Leeds Rhinos star Ian Kirke – who won a number of honours with the club during his time as a player – is back at the club working as a conditioner for their first team squad.

Kirke will work under Head of Athletic Performance Jason Davidson in a part-time role that sees him return to the club with which he made over 200 appearances.

Commenting on the appointment, Davidson said: “I am delighted to have Ian back on board at the club. He will take over from Chris Black, who is now heading up the strength and conditioning work at Yorkshire Carnegie. Ian will be working with the first team with their conditioning and strength programmes as well as analysing the GPS data from training.