Leeds Rhinos marquee signing Trent Merrin back in Australia on compassionate grounds

Trent Merrin. PIC: Tony Johnson
Trent Merrin. PIC: Tony Johnson
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Leeds Rhinos forward Trent Merrin has returned home to Australia on compassionate leave following a family bereavement.

Merrin joined Rhinos from Penrith Panthers in the off-season as a marquee player and is ever-present so far.

Leeds Rhinos chief executive, Gary Hetherington. PIC: James Hardisty

Leeds Rhinos chief executive, Gary Hetherington. PIC: James Hardisty

Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington confirmed he is expected back in Leeds at the end of this week.

Leeds Rhinos' Trent Merrin in action last week against Hull KR. PIC: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Leeds Rhinos' Trent Merrin in action last week against Hull KR. PIC: Simon Cooper/PA Wire