Headingley has been home to some outstanding overseas players during the Super League era.Headingley has been home to some outstanding overseas players during the Super League era.
Headingley has been home to some outstanding overseas players during the Super League era.

Revealed: Leeds Rhinos' top-21 overseas signings of the Super League era

Leeds Rhinos pride themselves on producing homegrown stars, but overseas recruits have played a huge part in the club’s history.

Joe Lavery – a member of the first New Zealand touring side – was the first import to join Leeds, making his debut in 1907. Since then, players from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands and France have followed his footsteps to AMT Headingley. Every Rhinos squad of the summer era, which began in 1996, has included its own quota of overseas recruits, with varying degrees of success. Here, in reverse order, is the YEP’s list of the 21 best foreign players to feature for Leeds in Super League.

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