Leeds Rhinos fans are not happy after a difficult season in 2023 and are demanding big signings to remedy this.
The last thing they wanted was the departure of an exciting youngster but that is what they got yesterday with Neil Tchamambe joining Hull KR.
Now Leeds fans need patience but that is easier said than done and they were not happy last night.
One fan said: “The kids pace is unreal. He’s a great talent. Very odd decision.”
Meanwhile one fan stated: “Actually fuming with this.”
Another fan accused the club of losing the plot: “Lost the plot.”
Another supporter wanted to know what the club was doing:
“Well, who thought the next piece of transfer news from Leeds would be them selling a young player who just got England Honours? The club are absolutely tone deaf. Will they be announcing Kieran Hudson or not? Where are the marquee 4, 7 and 10 we need? Sitting on their hands?”
Meanwhile another claimed the situation looks fishy: “Looks fishy.”
In the 2022 Academy season, the young winger ran in eleven tries for Leeds Rhinos Academy which helped the side secure the Academy Grand Final. In 2023, Tchamambe continued his form for the Rhinos’ u18s and Reserves which resulted in Neil being selected for the England Academy side earlier this year, scoring twice in the win against France.
An explosive winger, standing at 6’4, Neil brings quality attributes that will be integral to his development at Hull KR from 2024 onwards.
Head Coach Willie Peters echoed these attributes after tying down the youngster:
“I watched Neil in the Yorkshire vs Lancashire Academy Origin here at Sewell Group Craven Park, he’s a big body and finds his front when he’s carrying the ball, and he has some real speed when he gets going. We’re confident Neil can apply himself and develop into a Super League player here at Hull KR.”
After signing for Hull KR, Neil Tchamambe shared of his excitement to have signed with the Robins:
“It’s an honour signing for Hull KR. There’s a huge buzz surrounding the club at the moment especially with all the new signings that are coming in, and I’m really excited to join the same environment as these players. Seeing how the club has improved over the past few years is incredible and I can’t wait to be part of the progress.”
“My main focus is my personal development as a Rugby player, and gaining experience in a first team environment, learning from the older and experienced players. Hopefully through that I’m able to grab a first team debut and solidify myself as a first team Super League player.”