Leeds Rhinos have had a busy off-season.
Still expected to pull off one more signing before the 2023 Super League season starts with a centre expected through the door with that expected to be Leigh Leopards’ Nene MacDonald, the Rhinos will have brought in eight players for the new season.
They have announced the signings of Justin Sangare from Toulouse Olympique, Wigan Warriors and Leigh Leopards man James McDonnell, former Wakefield Trinity youngster Leon Ruan, Batley Bulldogs star Luke Hooley, Sam Lisone from the NRL and Castleford Tigers winger Derrell Olpherts.
The Rhinos have also brought in young York prop Toby Warren for the 2023 who is, like many of Leeds’ other signings, a highly thought of youngster.
Warren’s first squad number as a Rhino has seemingly been confirmed.
Warren, among other Rhinos players, is at Headingley to welcome Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield as he runs seven ultramarathons in seven days to raise money for in the battle against Motor Neurone Disease in the name of friend and former teammate Rob Burrow.
The Rhinos squad is there to cheer Sinfield on and a picture of them in their training gear seemingly revealed that Warren will wear the number 27 shirt vacated by Castleford Tigers bound prop Muizz Mustapha.
The likes of Ash Handley and Zak Hardaker have worn the shirt in the past to huge success.
Olpherts is also pictured wearing 16 which had already been widely circulated and suggests Richie Myler will take the number one shirt.
Harry Newman will keep the number three whilst Tom Holroyd seems set to keep the number 18 shirt.
It also seems that Jack Sinfield will be promoted from 32 to 29.
The Rhinos players are also here to give their support#Ultra7in7
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) November 18, 2022