Sutcliffe in Leeds u-turn

Leeds Rhinos back Liam Sutcliffe has signed a new three year contract until the end of the 2024 season.

The centre was due to be out of contract at the end of the 2021 season but has now agreed to a new deal that will keep the 26-year-old at his home town club.

In 2020, he handed a transfer request, citing that he needed something new and a new challenge.

Sutcliffe made his debut for Leeds back in 2013 and has made 183 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring 58 tries and amassing 749 points so far for the club.

He has won two Challenge Cups and won the 2017 Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford in his time at Leeds.

Commenting on the new deal, Sutcliffe said: “I am pleased to have got it sorted after everything that went on last year that resulted in me handing in a transfer request.

“The club were great with me and since coming back after lockdown last year, I have spoken with Richard (Agar) and Kevin (Sinfield) and they have spoken to me about the role they see me playing at the club. I have had plenty of time to think about this decision so I know it is the right one for me and my future.

Head Coach Richard Agar added: “I am really pleased that Liam sees his future here. He has achieved and incredible amount so far in his career and his form at the end of last season was not only consistent but of a very high level. He is a naturally gifted and talented player.”

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