Leeds Rhinos recall Sutcliffe

Liam Sutcliffe.
Liam Sutcliffe.
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STAND-OFF Liam Sutcliffe is to return to Leeds Rhinos this week following a short-term loan spell with Bradford Bulls.

The 19-year-old became joined Bradford Bull at the start of March on an initial one-month deal.

And following a successful stint with the Bulls, the Rhinos half-back – who bagged a try in Sunday’s defeat at Widnes Vikings – has been recalled by his parent club.

“Liam has been fantastic for us, he has provided another number for us in a key position,” said Bradford boss Francis Cummins.

“In return, we have been able to give him some valuable game time in Super League.

“He has certainly impressed and has begun to work out his game. Having played on the front at Leeds, coming to Bradford to play on the back foot – at the moment – is not easy to do.

“I believe both parties have benefited from his move and I would like to thank (Leeds Rhinos head coach) Brian McDermott and (chief executive) Gary Hetherington for their assistance.

“They were more than willing to help us and I must pay tribute to them both for their kindness.”

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