Leeds Rhinos have been given a major boost with the news that 19 year old Liam Sutcliffe has agreed a new three year contract with the club.
“I heard the comments Gary Hetherington made about building a squad for the future around our young players and that does give us a boost. The squad will have a period of transition over the next few years and for all the squad to know the vision for us as a group is both reassuring and acts as motivation for us to carry on the great tradition of success over the last decade. I know that 2015 is a big year for me to cement my place in the squad and I am doing everything I can in pre-season to make sure I make the most of the opportunity,” added Sutcliffe.
Head Coach Brian McDermott added, “Liam has already shown he has all the qualities needed to succeed at the Super League level. Like a number of our young players, people forget how young he still is because he has been around the first team for a number of years. He is still developing his natural game but we saw last year that the foundations are definitely there. When you think back to his nerveless kick to win the game against Catalan in the summer it shows that he has a bright future in the game.”