Hunslet/Leeds Rhinos: Rhinos Academy centre Norfolk goes back to his South Leeds roots

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Former Leeds Rhinos Academy centre Jack Norfolk has joined Hunlset.

Leeds-born Norfolk, 19, signed for Rhinos in 2014, and the former East Leeds amateur had a spell at Salford Red Devils before that. He was Rhinos Under-19s players’ player of the season in 2015, and was impressive for the Academy in 2016, scoring 12 tries including one in the Under-19s Academy semi-final defeat to Wigan Warriors.

Norfolk joins former Rhinos team-mates Joe Sanderson and Nyle Flynn in making the move across the city to join Hunslet.

Hunslet’s director of rugby, Darren Williams, said: “Jack has had a very consistent year.

“Once we became aware of his availability we monitored his progress as Leeds reached the semi-final of the play-offs.

“He is strong, direct and aggressive and is another local lad who we will look to develop further and help him reach his potential.

“He used to support the club with his father and he came through the East Leeds junior systems.”

Norfolk added: “I think 2017 is going to be a big year for myself and the club and I cant wait to get started.

“I’m looking forward to playing in a tough physical competition and I think Hunslet is a great club to help me with my development.”

l Hunslet will face Featherstone Rovers at the Big Fellas Stadium on January 8 in the annual Gareth Swift memorial game, kick off 3pm.