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Kruise Leeming joins new club

The Gold Coast Titans have bolstered their hooking depth, signing former Leeds Rhino Kruise Leeming for the remainder of the 2023 season.

The 27-year-old has 187 games of Super League experience, scoring a try in last season’s grand final.

Titans Coach Justin Holbrook says he’s looking forward to Leeming linking up with the squad in the coming weeks.

“Kruise has runs on the board in the hooking role and has shown what he can do in the English competition for many years now,” Holbrook said.

“With Sam Verrills on the sidelines as he recovers from surgery, it was important that we had quality depth in the hooking role.

“Chris Randall has already done a fantastic job for us in the number nine jersey, but we need to make sure we’ve got depth in the role given it’s a key position.”

The move comes after Leeming submitted a request to the Rhinos to leave the club.

Leeming joined the Rhinos in 2020 and helped them to the Challenge Cup in his first season.

In 2021 he was sensational making the Super League Dream Team and making his England debut.

Last year he was continuing his fine form in a struggling Leeds side until he picked up an injury. This saw Jarrod O’Connor displace him as Leeds’ first choice nine which is why Leeming looked for a move away from Headingley.

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