Briscoe keen to pick up trophies with Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos new signing Tom Briscoe.
Leeds Rhinos new signing Tom Briscoe.
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Leeds Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe has targeted silverware after his high-profile move from Hull FC.

The Headingley club beat competition from both Super League and NRL clubs to secure the signature of the England winger on a five-year contract.

Having made 148 appearances and scored 90 tries for Hull, the 23-year-old decided to turn down the offer of a new contract and had originally sought a move to Australia in a bid to win trophies.

However, Briscoe believes he can do that with the West Yorkshire club.

“I’m expecting things to go well,” he said.

“Obviously we’ve all come in here wanting to win some silverware, get to finals and play in the big games and I’m sure with the squad we’ve got, we have a great chance of doing that.

“By Leeds’s standards not winning anything last year was a disappointment so we’re definitely looking to get back challenging.”

Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield – who wants to stay on in that role for England too – has lifted six of the last eight Super League titles.

It is, therefore, clear why Briscoe wanted to sign.

“Just the opportunity to come here really as obviously it’s a massive club within the league and the game,” he said.

“The record of finals and everything that’s built in to this club is very attractive and something I couldn’t pass up.”

Briscoe was named in Steve McNamara’s squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup scoring tries against Ireland and Fiji, but insists he has no guarantees of a starting place at his new club.

“It’s the same as any other season really,” he said, with Ryan Hall and Ben Jones-Bishop competing.

“It’s about getting my head down, keep training hard and show why I deserve that spot and then in the games doing the best I can.

“I’ve come in a bit later (after the World Cup) so that was a bit of a bonus, but it’s been tough.

“Obviously you’ve got to learn all the new moves and everything. But I’ve been in a couple weeks now and getting the hang of that, really enjoying my training and loving being back in after a long Christmas off.”