Kruise Leeming was quick to point out there was no falling out between the two parties as his move from Huddersfield to Leeds Rhinos was confirmed, with youngster Owen Trout going the other way.
The England Knights hooker handed in a transfer request to leave the Giants earlier this month, with rumours that he was set to make the move to Headingley validated this morning and the talented dummy half admitted he was after a change of scenery after penning a two year deal.
“It’s been an ambition of mine to play for such a big club with a massive following and hopefully we can do something really special here,” he told the club website.
“It wasn’t a disagreement (at Huddersfield) or anything like that, it was just one of those things where you feel a little bit stagnant and in need of a freshen up and that’s exactly what it is and to get the opportunity to do it at Leeds I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity.
“The club has such a massive following. I enjoy playing in front of those crowds even when I’m not on their side so I can’t imagine what it’ll be like to have them on my side and hopefully it’ll bring the best out in me.
I know a few of the boys in the squad and it’ll be good to go out and play with them and everyone has made me feel really welcome.”