There’s always an air of excitement when new signings are announced and Leeds Rhinos have brought in many big names during the Super League era.
Some, recruited from clubs at home and abroad or developed through Rhinos’ academy system, have gone on to become club legends, while others weren’t so successful.
Yorkshire Evening Post photographers are traditionally there to greet Rhinos’ new faces on their first visit to AMT Headingley. Here’s how 21 signings - or groups of recruits - looked when they initially joined the club.
19. Chris McKenna
Pictured with coach Daryl Powell on December 30, 2002, Australian Chris McKenna spent three seasons at Leeds and was a Super League champion in 2004. Photo: Jonathan Gawthorpe
20. Ryan Sheridan and Dean Lawford
One of new chief executive Gary Hetherington's first orders of business when he arrived at Leeds at the end of 1996 was to recruit Ryan Sheridan and Dean Lawford from his old club Sheffield Eagles. Photo: Roy Fox
21. David Hulme
David Hulme was signed from Widnes to help Leeds avoid the drop midway through 1996. He did the job in nine appearances. Photo: Steve Riding