Leeds Rhinos close to completing major Kiwi signing after Sam Lisone acquisition in what would be the biggest transfer in the Women’s Super League yet

Leeds Rhinos recently announced the signing of Sam Lisone from the Gold Coast Titans for the 2023 Super League season in a major move for the Rhinos in their bid to go one step further next season than they did in 2022 after losing the Grand Final to St Helens.

This led to speculation that Lisone’s partner Georgia Hale, star of the New Zealand women’s team currently competing in the Rugby League World Cup, could follow him in what would be the biggest signing yet in the women’s Super League.

Perhaps in a bid to do so, Leeds announced that they would become the first English club to pay their players.

It seems that this double coup is very close to coming off with Hale set for a meeting with Gary Hetherington as she confirmed in an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I am meeting with Gary, which will be really nice, to kind of get a feel for the club,” she said.

“I would like to be involved in some way or other. I have not personally signed yet, but obviously Sam has and if I can do something similar that would be nice, but being involved with the World Cup is at the forefront at the moment.”

You can read more about why she is excited about the prospect of coming to Leeds here.

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