Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC and Hull KR have all announced signings for 2024 but many clubs have more signings to come.
Leeds clearly need to address the spine with Blake Austin recently leaving for Castleford Tigers whilst the Rhinos are also set to lose fellow halfback Aidan Sezer as he moves to the NRL with Wests Tigers.
The Rhinos have been linked with a number of major spine signings such as former Huddersfield Giants hooker Danny Levi, star halfback Luke Brooks and former Warrington Wolves star Tyrone Roberts.
Lately, reports have emerged that Lachie Miller is headed to Headingley.
The fullback, who can also play on the wing and in the halves, played for Australia in the rugby sevens at the 2020 Olympics as well as starring for Cronulla Sharks and Newcastle Knights in the NRL.
It now seems that Leeds are set to announce his arrival tomorrow morning teasing an announcement at 6am.
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) August 22, 2023
According to the Mole of Wide World of Sports, he has signed a three year deal with the club.
This offsets the news of Aidan Sezer’s departure.
The 32-year-old will return to the NRL after four seasons in the Super League. He has signed for the Wests Tigers.
Before moving to England Sezer played 155 games across eight seasons in the NRL, including a Grand Final appearance for the Raiders in 2019.
Wests Tigers assistant coach Benji Marshall, who will move into the head coaching role next season, says Sezer will bring a wealth of experience to the club.
“We are very excited to have a player with Aidan’s experience and calibre to add to what we’re building for our future,” said Marshall.
“He’s a very good person and we look forward to what he can bring to our club on and off the field.
“His experience will complement our youth and he’ll help mentor our younger players, particularly in our spine.”
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe is pleased to welcome Sezer to the club.
“It’s great that Aidan has decided to return to the NRL with us,” said Pascoe.
“On behalf of the club, I welcome Aidan and his family to Wests Tigers.”
Sezer still has a chance left at a big hoorah at Headingley. The Rhinos are now just two points off the play-offs and have the best points difference of any side pushing for a spot in the top six.
The halfback will be key if Leeds are going to find a way to make the play-offs and push to Old Trafford as they did last year.
Last year Sezer missed out on the final after a head injury in the semi-final.