Wolves forward joins Rhinos on loan

Warrington Wolves prop forward Dom Crosby has joined Leeds Rhinos on loan for the remainder of the 2018 season.

Crosby, 27, is set to make his debut for the Rhinos on Friday night when they face Widnes Vikings at Emerald Headingley Stadium, he will wear the squad number 36. A two-time Grand Final winner with his home town, Wigan, he has spent the last two seasons at Warrington Wolves.

He joined the Wigan Academy in 2010 from Hindley and, after a brief dual registration spells with Widnes Vikings and South Wales Scorpions, he made his First Team debut in the Challenge Cup against North Wales Crusaders in 2012. He also played for Leigh under dual registration.

He made an impression at Super League level in 2013 and was a member of the Wigan side who appeared in four consecutive Grand Finals from 2013 until 2016. In total he made 102 appearances for Wigan, scoring 7 tries.

Signed by Tony Smith at Warrington in 2017, he made seven appearances in his debut year and has followed that up this season with a further ten appearances. He is out of contract with Warrington Wolves at the end of the 2018 season.

Commenting on the signing, Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield said, “We are delighted to be able to bring in a player of Dom’s experience into our group. He was spent some time around the lads and I know he is keen to get out there and show what he can do in a Rhinos shirt.”

Crosby added, “I am really looking to playing the Rhinos and getting out there with the boys tomorrow night. It is an exciting time for the club with a new management team in place and hopefully I can come in and help the team out where I can.”