Greenwood returns to Wigan after Leeds loan spell

Joe Greenwood has returned to Wigan after his loan spell with Leeds came to an end, the Rhinos have confirmed.

The former St Helens and Gold Coast Titans forward signed on an initial two-month deal in February and, despite aiming to extend his time at Headingley, has returned to his parent club amidst rugby league’s Covid-19 suspension.

He was due to make his Rhinos debut against Catalans, however the club chose not to fly to Perpignan after several players, including Greenwood, showed flu-like symptoms.

Greenwood played 21 games for Wigan last season. Credit: Richard Long/News Images

The season was then suspended the following week.

Leeds’ director of rugby Kevin Sinfield says while the club were impressed with Greenwood’s efforts, the decision has been made to further protect the club’s finances during these unprecedented times.

“Firstly, I would like to wish Joe all the best for the remainder of the season with Wigan, he told the Rhinos’ official club website. He has been the ultimate professional throughout his time at the Rhinos especially during an unprecedented period of change.

He has been a popular member of our group. Unfortunately things have not worked out and we have had to make a financial decision whilst we are on lockdown however he leaves with our very best wishes.”

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