Rhinos promote quartet to first team

Brian McDermott has included talented youngsters Ash Handley, Jordan Lilley, Ashton Golding and Jordan Baldwinson in his 25-man squad for 2016.

All four enjoyed success in 2016 and have done enough to be given squad numbers by the Rhinos ahead of the new season.

Winger Handley deputised in the absence of Tom Briscoe, scoring 13 tries in 20 appearances for the Rhinos whilst Lilley made his senior debut.

Golding performed admirably in his four outings in 2015, whilst prop Baldwinson won Championship’s Young Player of the Year award following his spell on loan at Featherstone Rovers.

Handley shall wear the number 22 jersey, Golding 23 and Baldwinson will wear number 24. Lilley shall wear number 25.