Leeds Rhinos signing likens himself to Zak Hardaker

Leeds Rhinos signed Batley Bulldogs fullback Luke Hooley ahead of the 2023 Super League season.

The exciting and quick fullback is keen to play for Leeds and not “just make the numbers up”.

He said to Serious About Rugby League:

“I want to play, I haven’t just come here to just make the numbers up. I’ve done the academy thing, at Wakefield where I just made the numbers up. The past two years at Batley I have had my best two seasons. So I have come here to put my best foot forward.

“I will play anywhere. Fullback is my primary position.”

The fullback also said that he thinks he is “a similar player” to Zak Hardaker as he enjoys learning from Richie Myler:

“When Zak after I played New Zealand game and had a few training sessions with him, I wanted to challenge Zak, I think I’m a similar player to Zak.

“Richie is an unbelievable player so I ask him quite a lot of questions especially whilst I have been injured. He’s always open to pass his knowledge onto me.”

He is a player who enjoys the Six Again.

When asked if he is in favour of it, he said:

“I’d say so, I like to speed the game up, I like the faster game. More rules to quicken it up would be good.

“To attract the viewers, the more the better.”

He also explained why he joined the Rhinos:

“It was a tough one to be fair, I had worked under Rohan at Bradford and I liked him because he is a person who interacts with everyone.

“I supported Leeds growing up and they’re probably one of the biggest clubs in the world and they’re known world wide. To get the chance to come to Leeds, I couldn’t turn it down.

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