Lachie Miller’s Newcastle Knights tenure is done with the club opting to release him early and allow him to take up a Super League opportunity.
Miller will depart from his Knights deal two years early as he inks a deal with the Rhinos for three years.
Miller, a former rugby sevens player, played in 12 games for the Knights since his club debut at the beginning of this season.
Although the move is a big change for Miller and his young family, they are ready to embrace it.
“I am looking forward to joining such a prestigious club as Leeds Rhinos and excited to come across having spoken with Rohan and Gary to be part of the culture at Headingley,” Miller said.
“I really enjoyed my footie at the start of this season and I want to bring that to the Rhinos.
“It is a big change for my family, we have a newborn and two-year-old so it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our young family that we are ready to embrace and make the most of.”
Having spoken to some teammates and other people, Miller is excited to work under coach Rohan Smith.
I have spoken to some good friends of mine, Brandon Lee and Tyson Gamble, who have been coached by Rohan and they say what a legend of a guy he is,” Miller continued.
“His style of footie, I think, will suit the way I like to play and I knew from the moment we spoke on the phone that he was a coach I wanted to be associated with.”
Head coach Smith is confident that Miller and his ability will suit Leeds’ style of play next season.
“Having spoken to people about Lachie, everyone speaks about him being well respected and highly regarded by those who have worked with him,” Smith said.
“He is a quick, broken-field runner who is gaining in experience all the time having come across to League from Rugby Union later in his career.
“I think he will fit in well with our squad for next season and the plans we have for our style of play moving forward.”