Leeds sign Evans on loan from Bradford

Leeds Rhinos have signed former Warrington Wolves centre Rhys Evans on loan from Bradford Bulls.

The 27-year-old, who has also had spells with Leigh and Swinton, will link up with the eight-time Super League champions for the 2020 Betfred Super League season.

Welsh international Evans knows current Leeds boss Richard Agar from his time at Warrington and will likely act as back-up to the first team at Headingley.

As part of the agreement, Leeds will send a number of young players to the Bulls with an announcement to be made later this month.

Commenting on the deal, Rhinos Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield said: “We are pleased to have brought a player of Rhys’ undoubted experience to the Rhinos to bolster our squad.

“He can cover a number of positions in the outside backs. Last season we were able to bring James Donaldson during pre-season to increase our quality in depth and we hope that Rhys will have a similar impact in 2020.

“He will immediately join up with the group and will join the squad for the pre-season camp in Spain next week.”

Bradford Head Coach John Kear added: “Rhys had a release clause in his contract so he was entitled to move to a Super League club.

“By agreeing the loan proposition with Leeds, he now has an opportunity to establish himself.

“Rhys is a smashing lad, with a strong Super League pedigree. On a personal level I am pleased for him that he has this opportunity and the overall arrangement represents sound business for our club.”

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[…] Evans signed from Bradford Bulls on loan back in January, but has yet to feature for the Super League side. […]