Leeds Rhinos’ exciting fullback Jack Walker has signed an improved five-year deal to keep him at the Headingley club for the foreseeable future. The Rhinos have a host of promising youngsters coming through and Walker is leading the charge.
The 19-year-old became the youngest player to lift the Super League trophy back in 2017 and Rhinos director of rugby Kevin Sinfield says they are delighted to get Walker tied down to a long-term deal. Sinfield said: “Jack is one of the most exciting talents in our game and I am delighted he has committed his long-term future to the Rhinos.
“The club have shown a great deal of faith in Jack throughout his time here and I am confident he can continue to develop and progress in the years ahead. “We have an exciting crop of young players at the club, both in the first-team set-up and in the academy ranks.
“The average age of the team at the Magic Weekend was just 24, with no player over 30-plus. We also have eight members of the England Academy side that beat the Australian Schoolboys last December on our books, so the future is bright.”