Former Leeds Rhinos prop reportedly to leave current club

Ava Seumanufagai may have had a brief stint at Headingley, but it was a memorable one.

The former Cronulla Sharks prop arrived in May 2019 and debuted against Castleford Tigers in defeat as Leeds struggled for form and faced the prospect of relegation.

He was the first of a number of mid-season signings that helped turn Leeds’ fortunes around in 2019 as they climbed the table to 8th by the end of the year.

In 2020, he was awarded the number eight shirt and was instrumental to guiding Leeds to the Challenge Cup trophy with some outstanding performances against Wigan Warriors in the semi-finals and Salford Red Devils in the final at Wembley.

The club initially planned to bring in Zane Tetevano alongside Seumanufagai as part of a blockbuster pack but Seumanufagai’s desire to return home in the midst of a pandemic saw him leave the club for Canterbury Bulldogs where he became a key forward for them in the midst of a transitional period.

However, according to reports, his time at the Bulldogs is set to come to an end as he becomes the third player in 10 days to leave the club as they look to open some cap space.

Josh Jackson was the first as he retired whilst yesterday the Bulldogs let go of centre Aaron Schoupp.

Now, the Bulldogs are set to let Seumanufagai leave according to Codesport.

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