Leeds Rhinos’ 2023 squad is coming together now especially with the signing of Sam Lisone today.
The prop has signed a two-year deal with the club and gives the Leeds pack some serious depth and power going into 2023 but just how much quality will the prop offer the Rhinos next year and in 2024?
Well, here’s a statistical break down that shows Leeds are getting a good signing for next season.
First thing’s first, he’s played 133 appearances in the NRL, 14 of which came this year which is a good amount.
He scored a try this season taking his tally to five in the NRL. What’s more important though is the fact that he has picked up a huge 207.1 post contact metres in 2022 which is a massive part of being an effective Super League prop.
He’s not an offloader like some Leeds props with just one in 2o22, but he is a trust worthy defender with a 95.1% tackle efficiency having made a whopping 194 tackles.
He averages 46 metres per game with 653 made in total in 2022 but that’s not reflective of the minutes he plays.
Usually an impact sub, he played around 25 minutes per game in the NRL this year which means he’s been making 2 metres per minute which is a truly impressive amount.
If he was playing the full 80, he would make 160 metres per game which is more than ideal for a prop so it shows that in his stints he’s being more than effective.
So, Leeds are getting a very exciting prop in 2023.