Donaldson commits to Leeds

Donaldson commits to Leeds

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Leeds Rhinos forward James Donaldson has agreed a new two year contract extension with the club until the end of the 2023 season. 

Donaldson, who joined the Rhinos from Hull KR at the start of the 2019 season, was due to be out of contract at the end of the current season. 

One of the most popular members of the Rhinos squad, Donaldson made 16 appearances last year including lifting the Challenge Cup at Wembley. 

Commenting on his new deal, Donaldson said, “I am over the moon to have it sorted. It has been a journey to get to this point and I think I am different player now than when I first arrived at the club. I am really excited about what the future holds for me at the Rhinos now. 

“The main thing for me was to get my contract sorted as soon as possible so I can keep my head down and not have to worry about my future. With a new baby here now in my son Tobias, it secures my future for him too and that’s why this deal was massive for me. 

Head Coach Richard Agar added: “We are delighted that James has agreed a new deal. He is an exemplary professional who has been a great addition to our squad over the last two years. He is someone who works incredibly hard on his own game and is a great example for our younger players. I am looking forward to seeing how he continues to improve in the years ahead.”

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