Leigh Centurions are set to make a big Leeds Rhinos signing.
That’s according to the Yorkshire Evening Post which has revealed that Tom Briscoe could be set to join Adrian Lam, Derek Beaumont and Chris Chester’s revolution at the Lancashire club.
Coming through the Hull FC academy to make his debut in 2008, Briscoe made almost 150 appearances in six seasons before leaving at the end of 2013.
From there he joined Leeds where he has been ever since
However, Leeds head coach Rohan Smith admitted that Briscoe has not been offered a new contract: “I’m not sure whether Tom has made a decision or not,” Smith admitted.
“He hasn’t been offered a new deal at this stage, but it’s always a moving thing.”
Upon moving to Leeds, he came one of the most impressive wingers in Super League, setting the record for the amount of tries scored in a Challenge Cup Final in 2015 when the Rhinos hammered Hull KR with Briscoe scoring five tries.
Since 2014, Briscoe has played almost 200 games for the West Yorkshire club, but he will be leaving for pastures new in 2023.
Meanwhile, Leigh have begun preparations for a potential Super League place in 2023 in earnest, making some incredible signings whilst retaining some big guns of their own.
The likes of Blake Ferguson and Edwin Ipape have been tied down long term whilst those such as Josh Charnley and Lachlan Lam have made mid-season moves to the Leigh Sports Village.
However, Nene MacDonald has been linked with a move to the Rhinos with leading rugby league agent Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK linking the hulking centre with Leeds Rhinos, despite the fact that the centre was said to have signed a new deal at Leigh.
“I’m hearing that Leeds have got a bit of an interest in Nene MacDonald,” Harrison said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if Rohan has got an interest.”