In his quest to become the world’s top rugby player, Marcus Smith has undertaken a distinctive strategy by making a strategic move to Leeds Rhinos.
Sean Long, the former Great Britain No. 7 and current attack coach at Quins, departed the Premiership club to rejoin Leeds Rhinos in the Super League.
England fly-half Smith wanted to join the Rhinos for a brief stint, aiming to amplify his skills and elevate his game.
“He asked if he could come and train with us and I said of course he can. I squared it off with Rich.
“Marcus wants to just come and see what it’s like with us and see what it’s like training in rugby league.
“It’s not that he wants to change codes or anything; he just wants to look at the challenges of rugby league compared to rugby union as he is always wanting to improve.
“Marcus told me he wants to come up and toughen up a bit. That’s all about his own personal development.
“He is an outstanding player but what I like about him is he’s not finished yet; he’s wanting to learn and learn and learn.”
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