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Rhinos new boy excited by challenge

10th April 2019, 11:40 by Alex Jack

Cronulla Sharks prop Ava Seumanufagai has revealed his excitement after agreeing a two-and-a-half-year contract with the club.

Director of rugby Kevin Sinfield has been keen to bring in reinforcements after what has been a tough start to the Super League season, with just two wins for the West Yorkshire outfit.

Leeds have looked to Seumanufagai and the 27-year-old, who has played 118 games in the NRL for Wests Tigers and the Sharks, is looking forward to the challenge at Headingley.

"I'm really excited I have been speaking to Kevin for a while and I know a few blokes who have been at Leeds and they have loved it," Seumanufagai said.

"I know the Rhinos have had a tough start to the new season," he added. "But I have been in teams that have had tough starts before and I know how rewarding it is when you turn your season around and achieve something as a group.

"I like to play the game hard and aggressive, I like to get my job done and I enjoy the physical side of the game.

"I am looking forward to doing my job. Once the paperwork is completed I will be heading over and I am keen to get started."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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