Ex-Leeds Rhinos star Robert Lui reportedly being lined up for shock move

Robert Lui is currently plying his trade for the Townsville Blackhawks – the feeder team for the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL.

However, The Mole at the World Wide of Sports had previously revealed that there could be a huge move on the horizon for the former Leeds Rhinos and Salford Red Devils halfback.

Lui, who only returned to Australia at the end of the 2021 Super League season following six seasons in the UK, was being watched by Gold Coast Titans head coach Justin Holbrook, according to The Mole.

With Gold Coast struggling in the halves as AJ Brimson and Toby Sexton misfire so far, The Mole believed that Lui could have made the big switch.

However, Lui has now been touted as a possible mid-season recruit for Canterbury Bulldogs in a bid to help the struggling side for the time being.

The Bulldogs currently sit bottom of the NRL ladder with just two wins to their name with Mick Potter appointed as interim coach until the end of the season following Trent Barrett’s sacking.

Lui, who played for the Cowboys and Wests Tigers for eight seasons before leaving for the UK, became a cult hero at Salford where he made over 100 appearances.

A loan move to Leeds came about in 2019 before that was made permanent, but injuries blighted his time at Headingley.

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