Signed, sealed and delivered. Leeds Rhinos fans will not have to worry about losing their representative winger, after Ryan Hall signed a new 5-year deal to remain at the club.
Turning down overtures from both rugby union clubs and NRL clubs, Hall has enjoyed mountains of success at Leeds and has scored 158 tries from 197 games, placing him 10th on the all-time Super League try scorers list of the modern era.
For the man himself, he is just pleased to have the deal sorted and looks forward to getting stuck into playing with Leeds once again.
“I am really pleased to get the new deal agreed,” said Hall.
“I have always signed long term contracts with the club and I never had any intention of going anywhere but it is nice to feel that the club want me.
This is a great club, who do things the right way, and I want to be part of helping the club move forward over the next few years.
There is a great nucleus of players here who want to stay together and achieve more success for Leeds Rhinos. We are well looked after by the club and, as a group of players, we set high standards for ourselves and that is a great environment for an elite player to be in.”
Proving himself as a crucial player for the club in the past, Leeds coach Brian McDermott sees the signing of Hall as a major boost moving forward.
“I think everyone who loves Rugby League and loves watching Super League will be pleased by this announcement,” said McDermott.
“We have seen Ryan perform on the highest stage with England against Australia and New Zealand and for the Rhinos in the World Club Challenges and he has consistently proved his quality.
To agree a new long term contract with a player like that, which will take him through until he is 30, is testament to the culture at this club and the commitment these players have to one another.”