Ex-Leeds Rhinos star keen to finally nail down position

In his career, Liam Sutcliffe has starred in a variety of positions.

He started as a stand off of ball playing 13, he then made a name for himself at fullback.

At times he has filled in on the wing and in the back row.

However, ultimately it is the centre role where he has nailed himself down.

In 2017, he scored a sensational try as Leeds Rhinos defeated Hull FC in the Super League semi-finals to book their place at Old Trafford where he would star at centre in victory against Castleford Tigers.

In fact, two of the three major finals he has won have come at centre.

In 2020, he notched an assist against Salford Red Devils in the Challenge Cup Final having started on the bench in the 2014 decider.

He also featured at centre in the 2022 Grand Final in his final appearance for Leeds which came against St Helens.

In 2018 and 2022 he sported the number four shirt.

He will wear that number at Hull FC in 2023 and has emphasised his desire to nail down the role in 2023 under Tony Smith:

“It’s what I’m working towards. When I signed at Hull, my initial hope was to play at centre,” he said.

“Hopefully I can work hard in training to prove to Tony that I’m capable of holding down that centre spot this year.

“I know I just need to show what my own game is all about. I’m a runner of the ball and I like to get wide, so if I can get some good combinations with those around me, I’m sure we’ll be looking pretty lively on that edge.”

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