Featherstone may have been denied a place in Super League thanks to a Million Pound Game defeat to Toulouse, but the Rovers seem to have no problem attracting high profile names to the club.
Last year Fa’amanu Brown starred for the Rovers and ahead of next season they’ve brought in Super League’s most successful coach in the shape of Brian McDermott and it appears the big names won’t stop there with the Rovers set to make a move for NRL centre Joseph Leilua.
The centre was let go of by the Wests Tigers at the end of last season and has since voiced his disapproval at the way he was informed he wouldn’t be handed a new deal by the club.
This came just two years after he featured in the NRL Grand Final as Canberra pushed Sydney Roosters all the way in the 2019 decider. Now he is without a club with the new season looming on the horizon. Most NRL teams appear reluctant to make a move for the centre who was left out of the Wests squad which moved to Queensland when the competition was relocated.
However, he may have a lifeline in the shape of Featherstone according to The Daily Telegraph with the Rovers set to make him an offer with the Samoan international forced to take a massive pay cut from the reported $850,000 he was earning according to Zero Tackle.
The move would see him link up with fellow countryman Junior Moors and appears to be his only lifeline apart from a venture outside of rugby league having received an offer from US Rugby last month.