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Exclusive: The big role Rohan Smith played in tempting Luis Roberts to Leeds Rhinos

Yesterday Leeds Rhinos confirmed yet another exciting Championship signing as they brought in Luis Roberts from Leigh.

Roberts started at Salford, moved to Swinton Lions where he won the Championship Young Player of the Year before joining Leigh.

However, opportunities have been hard to come by for him at Leigh but that hasn’t stopped Leeds swooping in and signing the exciting winger for 2023 as beyond as they prepare to build a squad which had huge room for development beyond next year with a number of exciting young Championship signings drafted into the club.

According to the youngster, Leeds boss Rohan Smith had a big impact on the move as he told Serious About Rugby League: “I met with Rohan and I had a connection with him straight away.

“I speak with him so much, it’s something that I really appreciate as it’s a big move from Leigh to Leeds away from my family and friends but it’s all about the team and the job in hand.”

In terms of what he’s hoping to achieve at Leeds, Roberts is going all out wanting to be a key player in helping the Rhinos win big finals: “I want to show more of what I can do and hope to impress Rohan and help Leeds get to the big finals.”

Roberts will have to get passed the likes of Ash Handley, David Fusitu’a and Liam Tindall to get into the side as well as another potential arrival on Derrell Olpherts from Castleford.

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