Rohan Smith admits another experienced player is set to leave Leeds Rhinos after not being offered a new deal

Leeds Rhinos head coach Rohan Smith has admitted that an experienced outside back will be leaving Headingley at the end of the season.

That man is experienced winger Tom Briscoe who hasn’t been offered a new deal by Smith or the club.

“I’m not sure whether Tom has made a decision or not,” Smith admitted.

“He hasn’t been offered a new deal at this stage, but it’s always a moving thing.”

Coming through the Hull FC academy to make his debut in 2008, Briscoe made almost 150 appearances in six seasons before leaving at the end of 2013.

He joined Leeds and became one of the most impressive wingers in Super League, setting the record for the amount of tries scored in a Challenge Cup Final in 2015 when the Rhinos hammered Hull KR and Briscoe getting five tries.

Since 2014, Briscoe has played almost 200 games for the West Yorkshire club, but he will be leaving for pastures new in 2023.

Ahead of Sunday’s game against the Salford Red Devils – who have been in great form – Smith knows his team needs to be on their guard against such a vibrant club.

“They have a lot of belief and they are building,” Smith admitted.

“They will give us their best version. They are trying to fly under the radar but I think they are definitely on our radar.”

It will of course be a game that will have repercussions for the Super League play-offs with both teams in the hunt for fifth and six.

Salford currently sit one point ahead of Leeds, but there is still plenty of rugby left to play before the final positions are decided.

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