Whilst the nation itself is still a developing one in terms of rugby league, one of their greatest exports in Jimmy Keinhorst is well and truly shining and playing well as he is rewarded for his stellar form over the last couple of years, with the Leeds Rhinos re-signing him for a further three years.
Playing in a total of nine first-grade games for Leeds, Keinhorst is on a dual registration contract, also turning out for the Hunslet Hawks where he also played well.
For the club, they are pleased that he has re-signed and look forward to his development over the next few years.
“We are delighted that Jimmy has agreed the new deal and I look forward to seeing him develop even further over the next three years,” said Leeds coach, Brian McDermott.
“Securing Jimmy adds to the strength in our squad and that will be important next season.
“He showed great maturity last season to continue to work hard on his game whilst at Hunslet Hawks and earned a recall to the first team through his own commitment and attitude which bodes well for his future development.”
For Keinhorst, he is looking to build on his good form this year and work hard to hold down a first-grade spot at Leeds in 2014, with other talented backs jostling for positions.
“I am pleased to have agreed the new contract and I am looking forward to a big pre-season and trying to earn my place in the squad for 2014,” said Keinhorst.
“The experience of training and playing with world class players at Leeds has helped me develop my game and hopefully I can continue that process next season and beyond.”