Leeds Rhinos' Jamie Jones-Buchanan signs new deal

Jamie Jones-Buchanan
Jones-Buchanan was recalled to the England squad in June

Leeds Rhinos forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan plans to retire as a one-club man after signing a new three-year-deal with his hometown club.

The 30-year-old has played in all five of the Rhinos' record-breaking run of Grand Final wins since 2004.

The England international said: "My intention is to finish my playing days here and only ever play for Leeds.

"The novelty of pulling on a Rhinos shirt and playing at Headingley has never worn off for me."

Jones-Buchanan, who was also a key member of the England squad that reached this year's Four Nations Final, added: "Hopefully I can have three more good years and bring home some more silverware and then I can assess where my body is at and whether I can go on.

"I have spoken to Jamie Peacock and Adrian Morley about playing on in your 30s and both of those guys are as good as they ever were so I am not ruling anything out.

"However, I have always said I will play for as long as I am wanted and the coaching staff feel I can do a job for the team."

The former Stanningley junior made his Rhinos debut in 1999 and is determined to add to his haul of five Super League titles.

"I am greedy for success, all the boys are," he said. "That is the funny thing about when you win those big games - you want more of that and you won't settle for anything else. It drives you on."

Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott added: "Jamie has been an incredible servant to Leeds Rhinos over a long period.

"He is someone who endured some hard times in his early years but since 2004, he has never looked back and is a perfect example to our younger players.

"He was outstanding for us this season and a huge part of our success. He is someone who looks after himself away from training and there is no reason why he can not perform at the highest level for many years to come."

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