Rob Burrow has signed a new two-year contract with Leeds Rhinos.

The 32 year-old will stay at Headingley until the end of 2017, 16 years after making his debut for the Rhinos.

“It has been a fantastic time in my career to be part of the Leeds Rhinos team and I want that to continue,” Burrow said.

The diminutive hooker or half-back had been linked with a move away from Leeds when his previous deal expired at the end of the season, however Burrow said Leeds is the only club for him:

“This is the best club in rugby league and the only club I have ever known. I cannot imagine ever being anywhere else and, having grown up supporting the club, it makes it extra special that I will be able to start and finish my career here. That is something I have always wanted to do.”

Burrow, who is currently tenth on the club’s all-time most appearances list, hasn’t ruled out playing on past the end of 2017; “While I am hungry to play and happy with my game, I am happy to continue to play for Leeds Rhinos,” he said. “This is a two-year contract and, as Kylie Leuluai always says, ‘you never say never’!

Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott said; “We are pleased to have agreed a new deal with Rob for the next two years.

“His commitment to the Rhinos and determination to succeed are great examples for any young player coming through the ranks.

“He remains a threat to all teams in Super League with his unique skills set and he has the ability to unlock any game, as we have seen on so many occasions before.”

Burrow has made 423 appearances for the Rhinos, winning six Super League Grand Finals and last year’s Challenge Cup in the process.