Adrian Morley to leave Leeds Rhinos for new career

Rugby League legend Adrian Morley will leave his coaching role with Leeds Rhinos at the end of this season to take up a career in construction recruitment.

The 40-year-old former Great Britain international returned to Headingley this season to work in the club’s youth development team, a role Rob Burrow will take on from 2018.

Morley will leave the Rhinos at the end of the current campaign to work in the construction and rail recruitment sector with Frameworks Recruitment.

Speaking to the club’s website, Morley said: “Firstly, I would like to thank Gary Hetherington and Brian McDermott for giving me the opportunity to return to the Rhinos and gain experience from the great coaching staff we have in place at the club.

“This opportunity has emerged to be part of a new company and it is something I am keen to be part of moving forward. Whilst recruitment is new to me, the people involved at Frameworks Recruitment have a combined experience in the industry of over 50 years and I am looking forward to the challenge of testing myself in that environment.

“I will always remain a Rhino and look forward to watching the club develop and grow over the next few years especially the young players I have had the good fortune to work with throughout this year.”

Chief Executive Gary Hetherington confirmed that Burrow will take over from Morley in the youth development team, with Chev Walker having more of an involvement in the first team next season.