Toby Warren, a talented young player, is making a comeback to York Knights for the rest of the 2023 season, this time on loan from Leeds Rhinos. Earlier this season, Warren had moved to Leeds on a permanent basis and had been a key player in their Reserves team.
However, his journey in rugby league started with York Knights when he joined them on community dual registration terms from Heworth ARLFC before the 2021 season. His association with the Knights goes back to his time in the Excel Programme, where he was groomed as a player.
In September, Warren signed a four-year contract with Leeds, showcasing the trust they have in his abilities. However, the Knights have now secured his services on a loan deal until the end of 2023. This move presents a fantastic opportunity for him to showcase his skills and contribute to the Knights’ success in the Betfred Championship.
York Knights’ fans will be eager to see Warren in action, and he might make his return on Saturday against Toulouse Olympique at the LNER Community Stadium. The Knights are aiming for their fifth consecutive victory in the competition and having Warren back in their ranks adds strength to their roster.
Head Coach Andrew Henderson said, “I’m really pleased to have Toby back at the Club. Toby is a player that is really well thought of here at York, as a player and as a person.
“Coming into the business end of the season, I felt like it was important to bring in some reinforcements to help us give us some more depth. I’m thankful to Leeds for accommodating this loan signing for us and most importantly that Toby is really keen to come back to play for his hometown club and help us for the final push in our season.”
Warren added: “I’m buzzing to be back at York until the end of the season and I’m really excited to get back out on the field in a Knights shirt. I’m looking forward to playing at the LNER Community Stadium again and I’m excited to show everyone how far I’ve come as a player in the 10 months or so since I’ve left, having had a full pre-season and the best part of a season in a full-time environment at Leeds.”