Myler stays, but Crosby retires at Leeds

Leeds Rhinos’ plans for next season will continue after two further updates on their squad for next season were revealed last week.

Richie Myler has taken a U-turn on his Leeds Rhinos future and signed a new two-year deal with the club, months after signing with Toronto Wolfpack for the 2021 season.

Myler, who scored a hat-trick in Leeds’ recent win over Salford, had put pen to paper on a deal with the Wolfpack, but has instead committed his future to the Rhinos after Toronto’s recent problems.

The 30-year-old, who has been used in several positions across Leeds’ spine, is thought to have signed a reduced deal to stay at Headingley.

Meanwhile, forward Dom Crosby will end his career at the end of the campaign after being advised to retire.

The prop has been riddled with injuries and has been unable to play for almost two years. He has now decided to hang up the boots.

“After multiple surgeries and advice of surgeons and specialists, my last injury hasn’t healed well enough for me to continue playing,” he said.

“I’ve given everything, emotionally, physically and mentally to get back fit. Rugby has given me everything I could have ever imagined, I’ve made some great memories, I’ve had amazing highs and also a few lows.

“I owe a lot to the people closest to me who kept me going and helped me through some of the toughest times I will ever go through, especially my wife, who is my absolute rock and has been with me through every step of the way. She has seen me at my worst and always had a positive attitude and encouraged me in every way possible. I owe you everything.”

Further changes at Leeds are expected to be minimal, though there could be an arrival in the pack. Richard Agar has not hidden his desire to add a prop throughout the season and with the off-season looming, the

Rhinos are thought to be open-minded about recruiting if the right player becomes available.

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