Leeds Rhinos hooker Kruise Leeming has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2024 Super League season.
The move comes as a boost for the side ahead of the kick off the new Super League season this weekend. Leeming joined the Rhinos from Huddersfield Giants a year ago and won the Challenge Cup at Wembley to cap his debut season at the club.
Reacting to the news, Leeming said: “It was an easy decision for me. The staff, players and fans have made me feel so welcome. To renew after just one year at the club says a lot.
“I am overwhelmed and thankful to Richard Agar in particular for the faith he has shown in me. My job now is to repay that faith over the next four years.
“I have had a good pre-season and I feel the fittest and fastest I have ever felt. Hopefully I can have a good year this season and I can make 2021 my year.”
Head Coach Richard Agar added: “I am pleased for Kruise that he has agreed a new long term contract with the club. He is still only 25 and a player with great potential.
“We have got good competition for the hooking spot in the team and that is only good for the squad as a whole. I think Kruise has worked hard to improve his game over the last season and I am sure he can continue that progression throughout 2021 and beyond.”