Door wide open for Leeds Rhinos to pursue reported target

Reports emerged earlier this year that Leeds Rhinos are interested in signing NRL halfback Luke Brooks from the Wests Tigers.

Both of Leeds’ current halfbacks are coming to the ends of their deals and thus there is a degree of uncertainty about the position heading into 2024.

The pair do have plenty of history together playing alongside each other at Canberra Raiders when they finished in the top three of the NRL in 2016.

Both have been Man of Steel nominees during their time in Super League with Warrington Wolves and Huddersfield Giants respectively.

However, their time at Leeds has been up and down.

The two did help the Rhinos to the Grand Final in 2022 but Sezer missed it due to concussion protocols.

Thus, according to the Mole of Wide World of Sports, the Rhinos are interested in 28 year old Luke Brooks.

He is coming to the end of his deal but is yet to agree a deal to stay at the club despite the fact they let former Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils halfback join Newcastle Knights ahead of the new season.

Leeds are said to have a look at the halfback who could be said to suit the Super League style of play.

Now Brooks has spoken out on his future.

He confirmed that he has not spoken to current club Wests Tigers about renewing his deal yet.

So the door is well and truly open for the Rhinos to come in with a tempting offer.

However, Brooks has said that he would be keen to finish his career with the Tigers.

“It would be nice to finish out my career here but if that doesn’t happen then so be it,” Brooks said on the NRL’s website.

“A lot of people have opinions on [whether I should’ve moved on last year]. I don’t know, I guess I’d find out if I did change but for now I’m just worrying about playing footy for the Tigers and that’s all I can do.

“If I play my best footy then that stuff [future] will look after itself. I haven’t been thinking about it too much. I’ve learned to get used to it.

“[The scrutiny] has [affected me] but getting older you realise it’s not all on me. It’s a team game so there’s no point worrying about what’s happened in the past.”

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