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Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin gives his verdict on Brad Arthur’s Leeds Rhinos appointment – ​​Total Rugby League

Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin gives his verdict on Brad Arthur’s Leeds Rhinos appointment – ​​Total Rugby League

SKY SPORTS pundit Jon Wilkin has given his verdict on Brad Arthur’s appointment at Leeds Rhinos.

The West Yorkshire club yesterday announced the signing of the former Parramatta Eels coach on a deal until the end of the 2024 Super League season.

The length of the deal took many people by surprise, with a new boss possibly set to be appointed in 2025 and beyond.

About Sky Sports’ verdict, Wilkin was asked if it was a good appointment, to which he replied: “Yes, I think so.

“I find it very interesting that he mentions the standards and the raising of standards that have been introduced because Leeds feel they need guidance and leadership towards the end of the year.

“It seems strange to announce a manager just for the end of this season and not beyond. But it perhaps shows where Leeds are at, that they are kind of desperately looking to make a play-off run and maybe Brad Arthur is the man to help them do that for the rest of 2024.”

Leeds are currently two points off the top six of the play-off places, with a game against Warrington Wolves taking place tonight.

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