Jack Broadbent won't be at Leeds Rhinos next year: Coach Rohan Smith confirms England Knights centre's exit

Coach Rohan Smith has confirmed 21-year-old centre Jack Broadbent won't be at Leeds Rhinos next year.
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Broadbent joined Featherstone Rovers on Monday, on a loan deal lasting until the end of this season.

He is out of contract this autumn and expected to sign for Castleford Tigers.

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Speaking at his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Smith said Broadbent's decision to leave was made before he took over as coach.

Jack Broadbent. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.Jack Broadbent. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.
Jack Broadbent. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.

"Jack is moving on next season," Smith stated.

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"He was looking for some regular game time and I couldn't give him that with any confidence in the next month or so.

"There was an opportunity for him to go and play at a strong club [Rovers] so his request was granted there."