Leeds Rhinos youngster Jordan Lilley has signed a new 3-year deal with the club, keeping him at Headingley until at least the end of the 2020 season.
Lilley became a fans favourite during the 2016 season following some impressive performances, making him one of the few positives of what was otherwise a disappointing campaign for the Rhinos.
First team chances have been harder to come by for the 20-year old in 2017, who has spent the majority of the campaign on loan at fellow West Yorkshire side Bradford Bulls in the Championship.
However, Lilley made his return to the Leeds side in last week’s win over St. Helens at Headingley, kicking 4 goals in the 24-22 win.
He has now been rewarded for his efforts with both Leeds and Bradford over the past 2 years with this new contract, and the half-back expressed his delight at extending his stay at the club he followed from a young age.
Lilley said: “Leeds is my home town club and when I was growing up it was where I always wanted to play. When I got my opportunity to sign the new deal I grabbed it with both hands. The three-year deal gives me some security and hopefully I can continue to build as a player and secure a regular place in the team, working every week to improve myself.
“The last couple of years have been a big learning experience for me. I have learned new things especially over at Bradford where I have had more of a leadership role and that has taught me what I need to improve in my personal game too.
“We want to try and create a new generation of young players who have come through the system together. I am a long way off where I want to be and I am learning every week from the senior players at the club. I am not going to get everything handed to me but I am looking forward to that challenge so I can try and earn myself a starting shirt in the years to come”.
Lilley has made 31 appearances for Leeds since making his debut in 2015, scoring 4 tries and kicking 45 goals.