Leeds Rhinos confirm new contract for England Knights star Morgan Gannon

TEENAGE STAR Morgan Gannon has hailed Leeds Rhinos as “all I ever wanted in a club” after his long-term contract was officially announced.

By Peter Smith
Thursday, 10th March 2022, 5:59 am

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported in January that Gannon had agreed a deal until the end of 2025 and that has now been confirmed by Rhinos.

Gannon made his debut last April and is ever-present in 2022, scoring a try against Wakefield Trinity last week in his 17th senior appearance.

“I am happy to be getting game time, getting plenty of minutes under my belt and learning every week,” Gannon said.

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Morgan Gannon has penned a new deal at Leeds Rhinos. Picture: Tony Johnson.

“That’s all I can really ask for, so I’m really happy.”

He insisted: “The last 18 months have been big for me.

Leeds have given me that opportunity to play first-team rugby and be able to show what I can do.

“I am really grateful for that.

Leeds Rhinos' Morgan Gannon. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.

“The Rhinos have been everything I have always wanted in a club.

“They have given me the chance to play first team and I can’t thank them enough.”

Gannon is in the final year of studying for ‘A’ Levels, in maths, physics and business at Notre Dame in Leeds.

He said: “It has been a bit of a balancing act at times, but it has been a fairly smooth ride so far.

“My teachers have been great with setting work for me which has meant that I haven’t missed too much training.”

Coach Richard Agar described Gannon’s long-term deal as “great news” for Rhinos.

He said: “First and foremost, Morgan is an outstanding young man and a real credit to his family.

“On top of that he has a tremendous talent, which he has shown over the last 18 months. I am sure he will continue to progress over the coming years.”

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