Leeds Rhinos academy product Jack Broadbent has moved to Betfred Championship side Batley Bulldogs on loan for a month. Rhinos academy coach Rob Burrow insists that Broadbent has what it takes to play in England’s second tier.
Broadbent who has already had a taste of Championship rugby whilst being on dual registration with Featherstone Rovers, played for Batley Boys as a youngster and also played for Dewsbury Moor. Now though the 17 year old will be coming up against some of the toughest players in the Championship.
On Broadbent, Burrow’s said: “He has probably been our best performer this season; he has been consistently good for us. I think Jack Broadbent is someone who can handle it in the Championship, this is probably a good time for him to go and play somewhere else and I certainly think he is ready for it.
“His attitude is first-class and it will be good to see where he’s at, it will be good for him to test himself against Championship teams, hopefully regularly over the next four weeks.”