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.

By Peter Smith
Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 2:58 pm

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.

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

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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."

Jack Broadbent. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.