Rhinos pair join Wildcats

  • Last Updated: January 8 2014, 16:51 GMT

Leeds Rhinos pair Jimmy Keinhorst and Luke Briscoe have joined Super League rivals Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on season-long loan deals.

Jimmy Keinhorst: Joined Wakefield on season-long loan
Jimmy Keinhorst: Joined Wakefield on season-long loan

German international Keinhorst has made 15 Super League appearances for Leeds whilst Briscoe was expected to make his first-team breakthrough last season but missed most of it through a back injury.

Wildcats head coach Richard Agar told their official website wakefieldwildcats.co.uk: "We felt as though we need some competition for places and Leeds have got an embarrassment of riches in the backs which gives Jimmy the chance to come and play first grade and get some experience.

"He's had some good experience so far and played in some big games and whatever level he's played at, he looks like a player who can get you a try.

"Luke is a strong, natural footballer who can play anywhere in the backline and can slot into the back-row if required. He'll add depth to the squad and I anticipate him playing first grade this season."

Rhinos head coach, Brian McDermott, added: "Jimmy and Luke are exciting prospects for the future and the chance to play in Super League this season is a great opportunity for both of them.

"Jimmy showed last season that he has the ability to play regularly in Super League whilst Luke had a strong game on Boxing Day against Wakefield. We will continue to monitor both of their progress throughout the season."

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