New Rhinos deal for Hall

Young winger gets new two-year deal at Leeds Rhinos.

Last Updated: 20/12/07 3:11pm

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Hall: New Leeds deal

Hall: New Leeds deal

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Super League champions Leeds Rhinos have handed youngster Ryan Hall a new two-year contract.

The 20-year-old winger made his first-team debut almost a year ago in Tetley's Festive Challenge against Wakefield, and duly bagged a try on his appearance.

Hall will again line-up for The Rhinos in this year's Boxing Day clash as he looks to catch the eye of new Leeds boss Brian McClennan.

Hall played nine times in all for the Rhinos' first team and scored three tries, including one in a victory against then-champions St Helens.

Hall says he still had 12 months to run on his contract but jumped at the chance to sign a new one at Headingley.

"I had a year to run on my current deal but the club wanted to offer me a new contract and I was more than happy to sign," Hall told the club's website.

"I want to play as much as I can this season and show people what I can do.

"I scored a try last year in the Boxing Day game and it really kick started a great year for me. I loved every minute of it, even when I wasn't playing, I was in the stand cheering the lads on."

Eye catcher

"I played in the Carnegie Academy World Club Challenge the other week against Penrith and hopefully I did enough to catch Brian's eye already.

"Pre-season has been tough but I expected it to be. Brian has come in and he has got some new ideas. That has freshened things up for us and he has arrived with a different perspective on the game."

Hall is relishing the chance to impress on Boxing Day, as with Leeds well-stocked in the back line competition for places will be fierce.

"There is some great competition in the back line now," Hall added.

"Every team always has competition in the forwards because squads tend to have more forwards than backs but here at Leeds we have got lots of quality in the wing and three quarter positions.

"The guys that are playing on Boxing Day have got the first chance to impress and personally I am really looking forward to the game."

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