Five-year deal for Ablett


12th February 2014

England forward Carl Ablett has become the latest Leeds player to commit his long-term future to the Rhinos.

The 28-year-old second-rower has agreed a new five-year contract which will keep him at Headingley until the end of 2018.

"I am delighted to have agreed a new, long-term deal with the club," said Ablett, who has made 195 appearances since making his debut for Leeds 10 years ago.

"Leeds is the club I grew up supporting and always wanted to play for. We have had some fantastic times in the recent past but the most exciting prospect is what this group can achieve in the future."

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: "Carl has, over the last few years, steadily progressed into not only a regular starter with Leeds Rhinos but also broken into the international team.

"He has many more years to play yet he can already look back at a hugely successful career and still be even more excited with what's on offer to him and this team in the next few seasons."