Cameron Smith commits long-term future to Leeds and earns shirt number 13 for 2023

Cameron Smith Leeds Rhinos SWpix Credit: Alamy
Cameron Smith Leeds Rhinos SWpix Credit: Alamy

Cameron Smith has committed his long-term future to Leeds after signing a new contract that will keep him with the club until at least the end of the 2026 season. 

Smith, 24, came through the academy ranks at the Rhinos and made his first-team debut in 2016. He has gone on to make 101 appearances for the club.

The forward played an influential role under Rohan Smith in 2022, helping the side reach the Grand Final after a shaky start to the season.

He has also been rewarded with shirt number 13 for the 2023 season, with the club set to announce their full list later this week. Zane Tetevano previously wore the shirt last year. 

Cameron Smith: Leeds is my club

“Leeds is my club,” Smith said. “I never wanted to play anywhere else, so I am delighted to commit my long term future to the club.

“The number 13 shirt has so much history and heritage here at Leeds and to see my name above that number on the shirt is incredibly special to me and my family.

“I am still only 24 but I am excited about working with Rohan Smith and our coaching staff to continue to improve and hopefully as a group of players we can achieve our goals together.”

Leeds head coach Smith added: “I am pleased for Cameron that he has committed his long-term future to the club.

“He is a product of our academy and development structure and it is important for our young players to see others who have followed the same pathway and achieved recognition in the first team.”

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