Hunslet RLFC have signed 19-year-old prop-forward Nyle Flynn from Leeds Rhinos’ academy.
The Dewsbury Celtic product, who can also play in the second-row, signed for Rhinos in 2012 after a spell with Huddersfield Giants and was a regular for their under-19s this year. Hunslet director of rugby Darren Williams believes the teenager has a bright future. He said: “Nyle has had a very consistent season with the Rhinos 19s.
“He has played a lot of minutes for a middle unit and all the feedback we’ve had on him is that he’s a great kid with a superb attitude who just wants to continue to learn and improve.
“2017 is going to be a big season for him in terms of his development as he will be competing against some seasoned performers.
“He’s just the type of player we are looking to bring to the club, he ticks all the boxes. He has good attributes and has age on his side to develop under [coaches] James Coyle and Steve Deakin.”
Flynn said he is “really pleased to have signed for Hunslet”. He added: “I’m looking forward to getting a good pre-season under my belt, so I am ready for a big season ahead.
“It will be an exciting new challenge for me stepping up from the academy to play first team rugby, but I’m hoping for a good season and getting plenty of game time.”