Blake Austin emerges at Leeds Rhinos for the first time

Blake Austin has dropped in at Headingley for the first time following his move to the Leeds Rhinos.

When Austin signed for the Rhinos on a one-year contract in August this year, many were confused about where he would fit in.

With Aidan Sezer and Luke Gale predicted to start the season in the halves for the West Yorkshire club, it was perhaps a little unclear where Austin would make his name.

However, since then, the utility tag surrounding the Australian has led to calls for Austin to feature as a loose-forward or a roaming number 14 like in the NRL.

That being said, the 30-year-old had still been living in Warrington after moving to the Halliwell Jones back in 2019.

29 tries in 57 appearances later and Austin found himself on the periphery, but has chosen to fully commit himself to the Leeds project by moving to West Yorkshire and he has dropped in to Headingley ahead of pre-season.

The Leeds Instagram page stated: “👀 Look who called to see us this week!”

Austin has recently documented his move, outlining just how stressful it has been moving house with a young family, however, that stress now seems to be over.

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