Leeds Rhinos have reportedly been chasing Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks.
Brooks is out of contract at the end of 2023 and has had a topsy turvy time at the Tigers lately.
Former Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils star Jackson Hastings joined the club last year but was let go.
The Tigers offered Brooks a new deal but he has turned down a new deal.
Now though it seems Brooks is headed to North Queensland Cowboys as per Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield.
“I think it was a statement recruitment decision that they’re never going to overpay a footballer again and they won’t budge off $550,000 for Brooks and I applaud them for that,” Rothfield said on NRL 360.
“The mail I have is that Luke Brooks is very likely to finish up at the North Queensland Cowboys, he played Holden Cup in a premiership winning side with Todd Payten a while back, they’re very, very tight.
“There’s a lot of mail now that Chad Townsend is being shopped around to English Super League clubs and a couple of NRL clubs in Sydney as well.”
So, Leeds Rhinos are set to miss out on Brooks but they could then move for Townsend.