Delaney to see out career at Leeds

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14th August 2013

Leeds Rhinos’ Australian forward Brett Delaney will see out the rest of his career at Headingley after ending speculation over his future.

The 28-year-old centre turned second-rower has signed a new five-year contract, keeping him at Rhinos until the end of 2018.

The deal, replacing his previous contract which had two years left to run, is the longest of any senior player at Leeds.

Delaney, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, has made 109 appearances since joining Leeds from Gold Coast Titans in 2010.

"I am very happy at the Rhinos and was happy to see out the remaining two years of my contract here and see where that took me," he said.

"There was a lot of rubbish coming out of Australia saying that I was looking to move home but that was never my intention.

"It was flattering that clubs were enquiring about me but I have never felt more at home at a club than I do at the Rhinos.

"When Gary Hetherington offered me a five-year contract, the decision was an easy one and it feels good to know that I will be playing out the remainder of my career at this great club."

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: "Brett is a key member of our squad and coming into his best years as a forward over the next five years.

"His work rate and determination are incredible which is why he has so much respect from his fellow team-mates and opponents.

"I think it is a great message for us as a club and Super League as a competition that a player of Brett's quality has committed himself in the long term to the Rhinos."