Former Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR star enjoying great start to career as player-coach

Inside his first 14 games as a Super League player, Mitch Garbutt won every major honour there is to win.

The big prop joined the Leeds Rhinos in the summer of 2015 and made his debut on 2nd July against Champions St Helens in a 46-18 win which set the tone for the start of his Leeds career.

He started the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley against Hull KR as the Rhinos claimed back-to-back Challenge Cups with a 50-0 win over the Robins.

He would soon go on to lift the League Leaders’ Shield as well as the Grand Final against Wigan Warriors in only his 14th appearance for the club.

In 2017 he went on to win another Grand Final against Castleford Tigers having scored the club’s try of the season.

However, injuries would begin to take their toll and after an injury hit 2018, he left for Hull KR in 2019.

He would eventually move on to Toulouse Olympique. However, midway through last season it was confirmed he was moving on.

He went on to join St Gaudens Bears who with a 30-16 win at the weekend took fifth place finish not far behind the star-studded Lezignan with the likes of James Maloney and NRL star Corey Norman.

What makes this more impressive is the fact he is acting as player-coach meaning he is doubably accountable.

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