Leeds Rhinos signing surprised by boos

Luis Roberts made his Leeds Rhinos debut yesterday against his home town club who he played for last season.

He started at centre after David Fusitu’a pulled out through illness. He was up against Leigh’s new signing from Huddersfield Giants man Ricky Leutele who he was impressed by:

“Really happy with that and pleased with that on my home turf where I grew up watching teams and playing last year. Really good to get some points under my belt.

“Leutele was very strong, I had a lot of work. He got that first try on me but I got one back so I was pleased,” Roberts said on the club’s YouTube channel.

Roberts did get a try bouncing off Leutele to score and he was surprised to get booed:

“It was really hard including when I scored and getting booed, I wasn’t expecting that at all really but it’s good fun.”

Roberts was pleased with the performance as a whole:

“It’s good that we can see that we can get into a good arm wrestle so it was really good to see.

“We’re all one team and we’re all together and we work together. Being out there felt like a good team and a good family.”

He subsequently backed the Rhinos to be success in 2023:

“I can see us doing well this season, we’re building on something, we’re going to be strong this year.”