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Leeds Rhinos? rising star Lee Smith has become the 11th member of the club?s successful academy to be promoted to the first-team squad after he was awarded the number five jersey for the new season.
The 19-year-old Smith, who scored eight tries in just 10 appearances in his first season in 2005, takes over the squad number vacated by Marcus Bai, now at Bradford.
The elevation of Smith completes the Rhinos? senior 20-man squad.
?I?m very pleased and, with the quality of the squad we?ve got, a bit shocked,? he said. ?As far as I?m concerned, it is only a squad number and nothing changes.
?My goal is to play wing or full-back regularly for Leeds? first team this season.?
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Thanks to www.superleague.co.uk for this news.