Leeds confirm JJB and Briscoe deals

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Leeds Rhinos stalwart Jamie Jones-Buchanan has penned a new one-year deal – which will be his last – with the club while Luke Briscoe has extended his stay with the club after joining this summer from Featherstone Rovers.

An article today in the Yorkshire Evening Post confirmed the re-signings and, upon signing his final deal with the club, Jones-Buchanan will be playing in his twenty-first season for the West Yorkshire giants. With over four hundred appearances to his name with his hometown club, 37-year-old ‘JJB’ will be aiming to add to a tally which already makes him one of the players of recent times with the most appearances for the club. Most importantly for the fifteen-time international, however, will be ensuring he can help the club recover from a second appearance in The Qualifiers in three seasons and return the Rhinos to the upper reaches of Super League once more and, under new head coach Dave Furner, there is clear optimism around the club.

Another re-signing for the club sees 24-year-old Luke Briscoe – younger brother of Leeds winger Tom – extend his stay with Leeds after joining from dual-registration partners Featherstone in June. In ten appearances for the club in 2018, Briscoe crossed for five tries but, after an incredible thirty-three tries in twenty-four appearances for Featherstone before his move to the Rhinos, he will hope to add more through 2019.

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