Winger Ash Handley admits he is delighted to commit to Leeds Rhinos (12/1 – Grand Final winner) until the end of the 2024 Betfred Super League season.

The Leeds-born winger made his debut with Rhinos against London Broncos in 2014 after coming through the academy.

Handley furthered his development with three loan stints at Featherstone Rovers and has since become a regular at Headingley. He boasts 78 tries in 124 appearances and ended the 2020 Super League term as Rhinos’ top tryscorer.

The 25-year-old’s exploits at club level have also led to international recognition and he is part of Shaun Wane’s England squad ahead of the World Cup later this year.

Handley told Leeds Rhinos’ official website: “I was delighted to be offered a new deal and happy to have extended my contract with my hometown club.

“I was under contract until 2023 anyway but, having spoken to Kevin Sinfield, the club have always looked to reward players who do well with new deals and it has been nice to have that recognised.

“It is an exciting time for the club with a new generation of players coming into their prime years together over the next three or four years. I am excited to be back involved in the team.”

Rhinos are set to be boosted by Handley’s return from injury when they head to Hull KR on Friday (Match betting – Hull KR 15/8, draw 20/1, Leeds Rhinos 1/2) as they attempt to bounce back from successive defeats to Castleford Tigers and Wigan Warriors.

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