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RUGBY LEAGUE: Oxford invest in Leather
10:00am Tuesday 8th January 2013 in Rugby
Full back Jonny Leather has backed Oxford RL to make the Championship One play-offs in their first season after becoming the club’s tenth signing.
The 23-year-old joins from Rochdale Hornets where he made 16 appearances last season, scoring 16 tries.
Leather, who has also played for Widnes Vikings and Blackpool, said: “I’m looking forward to being part of history in our debut season in Championship One.
“We have some fantastic talent at the club and I believe we will surprise a few teams this season and can make the playoffs in our debut season.”
Coach Tony Benson added: “Whenever he has been in the opposition for the teams that I have coached in the past he has ripped us up.
“He is normally top of the try-scoring charts and has a lot of experience considering he is still very young.
“Jonny can also jump into the halfs if needed and he will be a fantastic addition.”