There has been a real shock rumour tonight.
Rugby League Live have reported that Leeds Rhinos are willing to allow former captain and Challenge Cup winner Kruise Leeming to leave the club.
Leeming has worn the number nine shirt at Leeds since 2020 and has made 65 appearances for the Rhinos during a time in which he forced his way into the England setup having been named in the 2021 Super League Dream Team.
An injury last year saw him miss out on the World Cup with Jarrod O’Connor replacing him as the club’s starting nine which was a trend that went all the way to the Grand Final and has been assumed again recently.
This is perhaps why Leeming is interested in an exit to ensure more game time.
Leeming has again been left out of the side tonight after recovering from a foot injury sustained against St Helens.
Speaking about the news on Sky Sports, Jenna Brooks confirmed she had spoken to the Rhinos, who are taking on Castleford Tigers live on Sky Sports tonight, with the club unwilling to comment on the matter at this time.
She said: “They’re aware of the story and these comments but they don’t want to comment on it right now.
“So perhaps the question for Rohan Smith to answer with Kruise Leeming left out of the side.”