by | Oct 18, 2023

We can confirm Andy Ackers has joined Leeds Rhinos. 

The 29-year-old signed for Salford Red Devils in June 2020 and has gone on to make 74 appearances, scoring 10 tries. 

Signing an initial two-year deal, Ackers was reunited with now-Head Coach, Paul Rowley, who he also worked with during his time at Toronto Wolfpack. 

During his four-year tenure, the natural hooker has shown clear signs of improvement, year on year – but 2022 was his real breakthrough campaign. 

Making 28 appearances across the season, Ackers was at the heart of some pivotal moments during our push for the playoffs. 

Most notably, supporters will fondly remember his late try in the 2022 Eliminator, against Huddersfield Giants.  

After an outstanding campaign, Ackers was deservedly named in Shaun Wane’s England World Cup squad. 

After making his debut against Fiji in a warm-up fixture, Ackers went on to score two tries in a 94-4 victory over Greece in the group stage. 

Continuing his flying form into 2023, he contributed to opening day success against Leigh Leopards with a trademark scurry from dummy-half, just before the half-time hooter. 

Despite a string of head knocks plaguing his season, Ackers continued to perform at a very high level when available.  

We would like to thank Andy for his efforts during his four-year stay and wish him – and his family – all the best for his future endeavours.  

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