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Bethan Dainton recently made the switch to rugby league after being a stalwart for Army rugby union (Picture: Alligin Photography).
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Army rugby league trio sign for reigning Super League champions Leeds Rhinos

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Bethan Dainton recently made the switch to rugby league after being a stalwart for Army rugby union (Picture: Alligin Photography).

Three Army rugby league players have been announced as the new signings for the reigning Super League champions, Leeds Rhinos.

Forces Sport reported in December that Bethan Dainton had made the switch of codes to rugby league and was training with Leeds.

The club announced today that Dainton has signed a contract for the 2023 seasons alongside fellow Army players Jenna Greening and Kaiya Glynn.

Dainton, who previously played for rugby union giants Harlequins, is also intending to remain part of the Army rugby union team alongside her rugby league career.

Speaking to Leeds Rhinos, Dainton said: "It's great to be joining the Rhinos, the team have been really welcoming and I can't wait for the season to start.

"I made the switch from Rugby Union to League with the Army and I really enjoy playing League, it suits my style of play, it's fast and you have to be fit to play and have good with ball handling skills.

"I know the team are ambitious and want to win more silverware next season and I am looking forward to playing my part."

Glynn is a combat medical technician based in Catterick and was the Army's top points scorer in the last two years.

She told Leeds Rhinos: "I am still a novice in the game, so I think coming into a team like the Rhinos is a fantastic opportunity.

"The Army have been very supportive and are really looking for me to progress."

Meanwhile, Greening recently returned to the Army rugby league fold after a decade away from the sport.

"I took 10 years out of the game and returned to playing two years ago with the Army so it’s great to be given the chance to play with Leeds," she said.

"My ambitions for the season are to develop myself as a player and to learn from the girls who are at the club."

All three players could make their Super League debut against York City Knights at Headingley Stadium in April.