NZ Warriors sign Baldwinson and Tonks from Leeds for 2014

Jordan Baldwinson

New Zealand Warriors have confirmed the signings of Leeds Rhinos academy graduates Jordan Baldwinson and Mason Tonks for the 2014 season.

The forwards, both 18, will start out in the NRL club's reserve grade squad playing in the National Youth Competition Cup for under-20s.

Baldwinson made his Super League debut for Leeds against Widnes last month.

"They've both got the qualities needed to become NRL players," Warriors general manager Dean Bell said.

whose own general manager Kris Radlinski - a former team-mate of Bell at the old Central Park - has been in dialogue with regarding a potential partnership deal.

Wigan's Gareth Hock and Lee Mossop have already signed deals to join Parramatta Eels for 2014, while Warrington's next term.

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