Leeds Rhinos have been given a boost ahead of tonight’s clash with Huddersfield Giants with the news Adam Cuthbertson has signed a new deal with the club.
The forward has put pen to paper on two-year contract that will keep him at Headingley until the end of the 2020 season, putting to rest speculation that this season may be his last with Leeds.
With his deal due to run out at the end of 2018, rumours suggested that Cuthbertson may be returning home to Australia following an interview he gave which stated he was undecided on whether or not he would be extending his stay, however, the prop has now committed his future to the champions.
Cuthbertson joined the Rhinos from NRL side Newcastle Knights ahead of the 2015 campaign and made an instant impact, scoring 8 tries in all competitions and breaking the record for offloads (125) in a season as Leeds won an historic treble.
Overall, the 33-year old has made 106 appearances and scored 28 tries in his three-and-a-half years with the club so far, while he won his second Grand Final in 2017 as the Rhinos beat Castleford at Old Trafford last October.
He was also appointed as head coach of the Leeds Rhinos Women’s team in December and has guided them to five wins in their opening six games.
Cuthbertson becomes the second player to renew their contract with Leeds this week after winger turned centre Ash Handley signed a three-year deal yesterday.