Exclusive: Leeds Rhinos’ Blake Austin remains coy on his Leeds Rhinos future

Blake Austin has been in Super League for a number of years now after first making the move to these shores with the Warrington Wolves back in 2019.

He played over 50 games for the Wolves in a three-year period before moving to Leeds Rhinos in a bid to freshen up his career.

Austin signed a one-year deal at Headingley, but things have been far from smooth following the stepping down of Richard Agar earlier this season.

And, with his contract ending in 2022, Austin was coy when asked about his future despite being linked with a move to new NRL side the Dolphins for 2023.

“It’s been challenging but I’ve learned a lot about myself, even so far into my career,” Austin told Serious About Rugby League.

“It’s been a period where I can come out the other side with valuable lessons.”

With Agar stepping down, Jamie Jones-Buchanan took over on an interim basis, instilling some much needed courage and enthusiasm into the squad.

And, with Rohan Smith’s appointment came excitement within the playing group as the halfback has revealed.

“Rohan came with a great reputation, I was told great things by many close friends and so far it has all been true.

“I’m enjoying working with Rohan.”

Austin will be hoping to inspire the Rhinos to victory in just over a week’s time when they face Warrington Wolves.

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