Rhinos youngster wants to shine
As pre-season gets into full swing Leeds Rhinos youngster Cameron Smith is looking to impress new head coach David Furner.
The Rhinos' first pre-season under new coach Furner is well underway and Smith, who was one of the first players back, is looking to impress ahead of a the new campaign and says it is nice to be starting with a clean sheet.
The loose forward says new coach Furner has made it clear to the squad they are playing for places next year because he has no preconceived ideas as to who should start.
"Dave has emphasised it’s a clean sheet for everybody,” he told the Yorkshire Post.
"Everybody’s trying to impress and trying to give Dave a really good impression and hopefully cement a spot for the up-coming year.
"It is nice to see everybody’s now got the chance to impress and everybody’s back to square one, whereas before people had already cemented their spots due to past seasons and opinions from different coaches."
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