Myler ready to take on mantle

04 November 2017 21:38:41 GMTPlus11

New Leeds Rhinos signing Richie Myler admits he is anxious to honour the history of his new club's number six and seven jerseys.

Myler is likely take one of the two half-back positions in the Rhinos squad, following in the footsteps of Danny McGuire, who has left to join Hull KR, and Rob Burrow, who has announced his retirement from the game.

"Both have been immense in the Super League era and outstanding servants to the club Getting that seven jersey is another proud moment. There's only been a handful who have worn it in the Super League era so it is really special. Hopefully I can do it proud," said Myler, who has joined Leeds after helping former club Catalans Dragons secure their Super League status in the Million Pound Game.

"I am actually really looking forward to next year now. In the end it was a good way to finish, in the sense it was on a positive note. But it was a very long and stressful season so I was happy when it was over."

Myler has been left out of the England squad for the 2017 World Cup, and he is already chomping at the bit to join up with his new team-mates.

"I can look forward to my new challenge in 2018 now," he added. "I'll be starting training with Leeds in the next couple of weeks and I am excited to meet my new team-mates. I've always been the same; I hate the off-season as I hate being on my own in the gym."

England eased to victory over Lebanon in their second game of the World Cup to move a step closer to qualification for the quarter-finals.

Leeds are 6.50 to be the Super League XXIII Grand Final winners while England are 2.00 to win the World Cup. 

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