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Leeds Rhinos star Harry Newman reveals the position he “wouldn’t mind a go at”

There are few players as devastating as Harry Newman.

When fully fit, Newman is perhaps the best centre in Super League and one of the best on the planet.

He devastates teams week to week with his agility and power. He has skills too all of which would make him an ideal fullback as well.

Speaking to Serious About Rugby League, Newman acknowledged that he would happily have a crack at the position in the future.

He said:

“I have seen a few lads trying a few position, I wouldn’t mind a go at fullback, but I like playing centre, it gives me freedom and it is tough in defence.

“I’m only 22 so there is a long time to go.”

Newman had a heartbreaking 2022 campaign.

After a double leg break in 2020, Newman returned in red hot form at the end of 2021 and looked like a terrifying prospect in pre-season till a hamstring injury in Tom Briscoe’s testimonial against Hull FC set him back.

He returned to devastate Wakefield crossing for a try but suffered another hamstring injury.

Again he returned and again looked exceptional until he picked up a third hamstring injury against Hull KR.

As he battled to be back fit for the Grand Final, things got worse ending his World Cup hopes with England.

As he gets ready for the 2023 season, Newman gave an update on his hamstring injury.

He said: “It’s going really well, it has been a tough few months, tough couple of seasons really missing major games for Leeds and the potential to play in the World Cup.

“We are just taking it day by day and we have great staff working with me. I am just looking forward to the new season.”

When asked when he might be back in the mix, Newman said: “I am just taking it day by day, week by week. I don’t want to rush anything I have rushed things in the past so I just want to get ready.”

Newman also reflected on missing out on the Grand Final: “Personally it was heartbreaking, they’re the game you want to play in but for the team I was buzzing.

“There were a few of us who missed out, we will look to get there again and win it.

“I want to be back out there and consistently and I know what I can do. It’s just getting out there.”

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