It seems Leeds Rhinos are yet to add a new signing to their ranks for 2024.
Recently, Rohan Smith said some recruitment had been done but when pressed on the matter today, Smith said his comment was more in reference to the fact he backs the club’s current youngsters to establish themselves as Super League players essentially becoming new signings for the club.
Speaking today, Smith explained: “I think the comment I made around 2024 roster was more based around we have young kids in our program already that will emerge as Super League players later this year perhaps, but certainly next year.
“I think a lot of that sort of recruitment and roster building has been done. Some of it prior to me being here, kids like Max Simpson and Jack Sinfield and those guys emerging in the coming seasons, but other kids that have come through the academy, Toby Warren and Leon Ruan and those type of kids will emerge as Super League players in time.”
The Rhinos have been linked with NRL duo Lachlan Fitzgibbon and Luke Brooks.
Brooks’ move seems less likely now with the Wests Tigers stepping up their efforts to keep him.
But Fitzgibbon looks very possible at this stage.