Kruise Leeming signs for Leeds Rhinos from Huddersfield Giants on two-year deal
Leeds Rhinos have signed a deal with England Knights hooker Kruise Leeming from Huddersfield Giants.
The Rhinos made their movement in the conclusion of the 2019 season to its company with seasoned hookers Shaun Lunt and Matt Parcell.
Included in the deal bringing from the Swaziland-born Leeming, Leeds have allowed 20-year-old back-row forwards Owen Trout.
Rhinos manager of Baseball Kevin Sinfield said:”We’re delighted to have secured Kruise.
“He’s an exciting, youthful English player that has played over a hundred games in Super League and amazed our coaching staff.
“He will join our squad in pre-season coaching with immediate effect and I am certain that he will be a fantastic addition to our team.
“I would like to thank Owen Trout due to his attempts in the Rhinos. He had a flavor of first-team rugby last year at Dewsbury and Featherstone and I am sure he’ll relish the challenge of a brand new team at the Giants.”
Leeming, who missed only 1 match for Huddersfield last year when he shared the hooking duties with Adam O’Brien, stated:”I’m excited to be joining the Rhinos and anticipating the future.
“I’d like to thank everyone in the Giants who have supported me down the last few years and that I wish the club well in the years ahead.
“I’m excited about running out in Emerald Headingley as a Leeds Rhinos player. It’s an remarkable atmosphere whenever you’re an opposition player, therefore I can only imagine how good it will feel like a Rhinos player”