Ava Seumanufagai was a vital signing for the Leeds Rhinos in 2019.
They had struggled all season and were in a relegation scrap and he helped turn the tide. In 2020, he went on to help the club to Challenge Cup Final success against Salford Red Devils prior to returning home largely due to the pandemic joining Canterbury Bulldogs.
He has since been released and it was rumoured that he could return to Super League but that has since gone cold. Could he retire or will he join one of these three teams?
After signing 10 players as part of their launch as the Leigh Leopards, owner Derek Beaumont said the club were still in the market for a middle and the losses of Nene MacDonald and Blake Ferguson has made their pursuit of an overseas forward more possible and Seumanufagai could be a likely target.
Salford Red Devils
When he left Leeds, Seumanufagai was replaced by King Vuniyayawa who has since joined Salford and the same fate could befall Seumanufagai if he wants to return to Super League with the club left with a quota spot after Sitaleki Akauola’s departure to Toulouse Olympique.
After letting go of Dylan Napa by mutual consent, the Dragons have an opening in the pack. They are chasing former Salford and Warrington Wolves man Ben Murdoch-Masila but should that fail, a move for Seumanufagai could be smart.
Bradford have already signed two former Leeds players in Jack Walker and Bodene Thompson and adding another would be a major coup and give them a great shot at promotion.