Rugby League Development Officer


The stand-off, who carved out a reputation as one of the best goalkickers in Rugby League while playing for Hunslet RLFC, will be 25 next month and since leaving Hunslet has had a spell in Australia, which was scuppered by the coronavirus pandemic, followed by a stint with Batley and a loan period at North Wales Crusaders.

Joe originally worked for the Foundation as an apprentice before becoming a full time Rugby League Development Officer. He is a product of Drighlington ARLFC and signed for the Rhinos in 2013 and firmly established himself as first choice halfback in the Rhinos Academy team.

Sanderson played a key role for the Rhinos Under 19’s in 2016 as they reached the Academy Semi Final before eventually losing out to Wigan Warriors. Sanderson made 22 appearances in 2018 for Hunslet scoring 15 tries and kicking 84 goals, his most productive season as a player.