Centre Harry Newman has turned down interest from the NRL and rugby union to commit his future to Betfred Super League side Leeds Rhinos, with the club confirming he has penned a new three-year deal at Headingley (Leeds 8/1 to win the Grand Final).

Newman had one year left on his previous deal, but the 21-year-old has agreed to stay in West Yorkshire until at least the end of 2024.

The England international made his debut for the club in 2017, and he has since become one of Richard Agar’s key players in Leeds.

He recovered from a double leg fracture to earn a call-up to Shaun Wane’s England squad in October, and Newman will now hope he can help the club fight on all fronts for silverware (Leeds 13/2 to win the Challenge Cup).

Speaking about his new deal, Newman told Sky Sports: “It’s been a stressful few weeks trying to get it all sorted, but I am absolutely delighted to secure my future for the next three years.

“I finally know what I’m going to do, and I feel really settled here and ready to kick on.

“I had this year left anyway, and I did explore options in the NRL and also rugby union as well, but I am delighted to be staying here.

“I’ve been here since I was 14, so to secure these next three years has really made me happy.”

Newman follows team-mates Richie Myler, Tom Holroyd and Mikolaj Oledzki in signing new long-term deals at Headingley, while James Bentley, Blake Austin, Aidan Sezer and David Fusitu’a all joined the club in the off-season.

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