Leeds Rhinos come into 2022 on the back of a Grand Final defeat but an encouraging end of season run which seemed to indicate that the Rhinos are back to their best but 2023 will show whether or not that is indeed the case.
Speaking to the Sportsman ahead of the new Super League season, star player, and 2022 captain Kruise Leeming has underlined that Leeds are still an unknown quantity going into the new season as well as tipping the Rhinos to be winning trophies for the next 10 years:
“Even though we had that success at the backend of last year, it’s still unknown for us as Rohan is still a new coach to us and there’s new ways of playing. We’re still learning. It’s not like we’ve had a blueprint of what works and we’re just going to follow that. We want to evolve as a team and as we have such a young team, if we get this right then we can start challenging for and winning trophies and do it for the next ten years because if we can keep hold of everyone, the team is a young team and the future is looking bright.”
As for what he wants to achieve himself, for Leeming he wants to fly under the radar:
“I just want to fly under the radar and get my job done this year. I have a lot of fire in my belly after what happened last year. There’s a lot for me to go at this year and there’s no extra motivation that’s needed for me to do it. There’s a lot of fire in my belly and hopefully I’ll have a big season.”