Leeds confirm new deals for Ablett, Jones-Buchanan and Luke Briscoe

Leeds have confirmed Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Carl Ablett have agreed new deals with the club for 2019 – with winger Luke Briscoe also committing to a three-year contract with the Rhinos.

Both Jones-Buchanan and Ablett were out of contract at the end of the 2018 season but have now agreed new deals ahead of returning to pre-season training next Monday. Jones-Buchanan has signed a one-year deal; Ablett has signed for two seasons.

Commenting on the new contracts, Leeds’ Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield said, “We are pleased to be able to offer all three players new contracts. Jamie and Carl are outstanding clubmen who epitomise the culture and ethos we cherish here at Leeds. However, more importantly both players are still able to do a valuable job for the team on the field as well and have earned their new deals.

“There has never been any question over Luke’s ability however his early career was frustrated by injuries. He is a great example to any young player who suffers a set back. He has continued to work hard, listen to his coaches and give his very best every time he steps onto the field and deserves this contract with the Rhinos.”