Rhinos youngster eyeing enhanced role
Alex Sutcliffe is hoping to kick on with Leeds Rhinos in 2019 after struggling with injuries over the last few seasons.
The 19-year-old started out with Oulton Raiders community club before linking up with Leeds Rhinos, and he made his senior debut in 2017.
However, he failed to make a single appearance for the West Yorkshire side last term - despite being handed a squad number - after a serious shoulder injury blighted his campaign.
Sutcliffe has recently returned to full fitness and turned out for the Rhinos in their opening pre-season game against Wakefield Trinity on Boxing Day.
"I am looking to get a few games under my belt," Sutcliffe said.
"I have had a few hard seasons with injuries, I have missed most games, so I have got to kick on now.
"I have had a good pre-season and I’ll just try to get as many games under my belt as I can."
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