Kicking and cooking occupy Newman

Harry Newman is set to have kicking classes with Kevin Sinfield once the lockdown is over.

The centre impressed everyone last week when he uploaded footage of himself nailing several touchline conversions.

Now the Leeds youngster has admitted he is keen to improve that side of his game and he will take advice from one of the greatest kickers of all-time once he is back in training.

“I spoke to Kev and he’s going to really help me out,” Newman said.

“It’s another string to my game. I used to kick a lot when I was younger, so it’s not new to me, but I want to take it to the next level. Kev kicked everything, didn’t he, so it will be great to work with him and pick up little things. I’ve done a bit with him already, but he does a lot with kickers, so I’m looking forward to it.”

But Newman insists that he isn’t trying to steal the goal-kicking duties of Rhyse Martin.

“Not yet,” he said.

“I don’t think you can take it off him because he never misses. But it’s something I’d really like to improve, because it will come in handy at some point.”

Newman has spent the lockdown training on his own while also learning about household chores after moving into his own house.

The Leeds centre bought his first house and moved in just before the isolation started.

It’s meant that, alongside training every day, he’s been able to improve his cooking and cleaning skills.

“Cleaning is the big one,” he said.

“I’ve had to do a lot of that, being around the house a lot more. I’ve been vacuuming and cleaning surfaces, and doing a bit of cooking too.

“Richard (Agar) gave me a prawn recipe with chilli flakes and other things and I’ve baked a cake too.

“It’s not going too bad really. I’ve been training a lot, and I’ve been trying to keep busy that way, then there’s the Xbox.

“There’s a local rugby pitch near me and I’ve got a set of balls and posts for practising my passing skills.”