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Rugby League

Hall ready to stay at Leeds 'for life'

Ryan Hall, the England winger, is to follow in the footsteps of some illustrious team-mates by playing out his entire career at Leeds.

The 24-year-old, who had three years left on his current contract with the Rhinos, has agreed a deal for a further two seasons, taking him to 2017.

Hall is in the process of emulating Headingley names like Kevin Sinfield, Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow, all of whom look set to end their playing days at Leeds.

"People talk about one-club men and I like the sound of that," Hall said. "I only ever wanted to play for Leeds Rhinos and this will take me on to my 10th season with the club."