Griffin freshens up Leeds' front row
Dave Hadfield was a schoolboy convert to rugby league, the game which, one way or another, has dominated his life ever since. After working for newspapers in Shropshire and Blackpool (where he covered the fortunes of Blackpool Borough) he travelled the world, working mainly in Hong Kong and Sydney. He became The Independent's rugby league man in 1990 and has written five books on the game and broadcast extensively for Sky and the BBC. Dave played his last game at the age of 53 and would have set up a try if anyone could have been bothered supporting his break. When not writing about the sport, he now limits himself to a bit of tick and pass with his local club, the Bolton Mets. Family includes supporters - of varying degrees of dedication - of Salford, Wigan, Sheffield Eagles and St George Illawarra.
Friday 14 October 2011
Leeds have signed England prop Darrell Griffin from Huddersfield while Keith Senior might not have played his last game for the club.
Griffin, previously with Wakefield, has agreed a three-year contract, with an undisclosed fee changing hands to cover the remaining year of his Giants deal. He joins another former Wakefield player, Richard Moore, as the new blood in the Rhinos' front-row for next season.
Leeds have also confirmed that Senior, the veteran Great Britain centre, is considering an offer to continue playing for them next year. Senior, who is recovering from a knee reconstruction, had agreed to join Crusaders – now to be the North Wales Crusaders – but was left in limbo by their decision to drop out of Super League.
Leeds' chief executive, Gary Hetherington, said the club had offered him a role off the pitch, plus a "pay as you play" contract as a player.
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