Leeds Rhinos’ Harry Newman reveals ‘the best place you can play’ in Super League as the centre vows not to change despite ban

Leeds Rhinos star Harry Newman is one of the most impressive young players in Super League.

With devastating pace, a keen eye for a gap and a physicality that belies his relatively youthful age, Newman has quickly become someone that the rugby league fraternity cannot stop talking about.

However, the Leeds man was in the limelight for the wrong reasons three weeks ago when the Rhinos took on St Helens.

A try had been scored in front of referee Tom Grant with Newman protesting the try. Though no action was taken by Grant on the spot, Newman was subsequently banned for two matches before having that extended to three on account of a frivolous challenge appeal.

Leeds again appealed, only for the three-match ban to be upheld and Newman has vowed not to lose that edge to his game despite his ban.

“I’m definitely not going to take that out of my game,” Newman told Rhinos TV.

“I care so much about the results, the team performance and of course my individual performance as well.

“So, I will be bringing my same attitude but controlling it when I need to.”

Thursday night will mark Newman’s first home appearance of the season as Leeds prepare to take on the Wigan Warriors at Headingley, with the West Yorkshire club having not played at home for six weeks.

Newman, however, is excited to play at his favourite stadium in Super League.

“Wigan are probably the in form team in the league at he minute so it will be a tough game.

“We’ve got players missing but that’s not an excuse as playing at home, it’s the best place you can play in the league.

“We need to come out firing and give Wigan a game. I always look forward to playing against Wigan, they are one of the most physical teams in the league.”

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